The thought of having a limb amputated is devastating. What’s even worse is that an amputation almost always follows an already devastating road accident or a crush injury or a workplace accident. In very rare cases, an amputation may be necessary because of serious medical negligence. Whatever the reason is for your loss, We are here to help you process your Amputation Claims. Other reasons for carrying out an amputation could be due to diabetes related complications and peripheral arterial disease that reduces or cuts off circulation to the legs or feet.
Whatever the reason, getting a limb amputated can be life changing. It can affect your mobility and independence, hinder your ability to earn a living and make it difficult or even impossible to pursue your hobbies.
Amputation Claims Due to Medical Negligence
If you had to undergo a surgical amputation because of a road accident, workplace accident or medical negligence, you should consider filing a claim against the person or organisation responsible. It may not help you regain your former life but it will help you get compensation for your physical pain, mental anguish, medical expenses and any actual and projected loss of income.
We can help you through our ‘Amputation Claims’ service. So Claim now, Don’t delay it any longer.
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Injuries That Are Likely To Make Amputation Necessary udar11685
Doctors would only consider carrying out an amputation as the last recourse and only if there is no other option for saving the injured limb or body part. Depending on the type and severity of the injury, they may also consider amputation if it will help the patient recover quicker or if it promises a better outcome for the patient in the long term.
Individuals involved in major road accidents or workplace accidents are at highest risk of being so severely injured that there is often no option but to get their limb amputated.
Road accidents – Meeting with an accident while driving or if a large, heavy vehicle crashes into you while you are driving a smaller vehicle, the crush injuries are likely to be very severe. A surgical amputation may be necessary if your limbs are severely fractured in a road accident.
Workplace accidents – Workers working in workplaces that involve heavy machinery such as construction sites, quarries, mines and factories are at higher risk of amputation injuries. This could be because of a limb getting trapped in machinery, a limb getting severed by some kind of cutting machinery or a heavy object falling from great height and crushing a limb. Miners are at high risk of getting severely injured from explosions that happen within a confined space at great depth.
Laboratory accidents – Chemical spills are the most common type of laboratory accident that may lead to an amputation if the body part is so severely injured that there is no other option.
What does the Law says about the duty of care from employers?
According to the terms of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employers have a duty of care towards their workers and are responsible for putting proper precautions in place to ensure that the workplace is safe for all workers in their employ. This includes making sure that all equipment is properly maintained, all employees receive extensive training and supervision on proper and safe use of machinery and that protective guards are installed where necessary to prevent workers from any kind of work-related injury.
If your employer failed to meet any of the safety requirements as mandated by the Act and if you were injured and had to undergo a surgical amputation you may be entitled to file a claim for compensation. More on work accident claims can be read here.
You may also be entitled to compensation if your amputation was the result of a road accident or laboratory accident that was due to no fault of yours.