Amputation Compensation Claim
Amputation accidents can happen at the workplace, due to a motor vehicle accident or as a result of medical negligence. A machine fault, lack of concentration, diseases or infections may cause loss of a limb. All types of accidents are serious, but amputation may be traumatic for both you and your loved ones. If you have experienced a loss of a limb due to an accident you may be entitled to various benefits regardless of where you are injured. You can reach our amputation lawyers for a free claim assessment.
Types of amputations
The most common types of loss of limbs are as follows:
- Arm amputation
- Hand amputation
- Finger amputation
- Leg amputation
- Foot amputation
- Toe amputation
What can I claim?
If you had an accident during the course of work that cause loss of your limb, you may be entitled to claim
- Medical expenses –e. physiotherapy, psychology, surgery and equipment
- Weekly payments – depending on your capacity for work and average pre injury salary
- Lump sum payment – if your whole person impairment is greater than 10%, or 0% if you are an exempt worker
- Domestic assistance – if your injuries are greater than the 14% whole person impairment
- Common law – if your injuries are greater than the 14% whole person impairment and your employer was at fault
Amputation compensation claims are not limited to workplace accidents:
Joshua works as a gardener; he has been working with his employer for 5 years. One day he has an accident due to improperly supervision and he cuts his hand. For that reason, he is not able to work as a gardener due to his loss of a hand. After the accident, he goes through multiple surgeries, and he is assessed at 12% permanent impairment by a medical specialist.
In that case, Joshua would be able to claim medical expenses, weekly payments, and a lump sum payment.
How do I claim?
If the accident occurred at work, you can follow the following simple instructions:
- Contact your employer and report that you had an amputation injury at Certificate of Capacity in support of your claim.
- Complete and submit a Workers Injury Claim Form together with the Certificate of Capacity to your employer who should then sign it and forward it to their workers compensation insurer who will be in contact with you.
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, you can find the claiming process on Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Claim page.
If you are injured due to the negligence of a healthcare provider, you can find the claiming process on Medical Negligence Compensation Claim page.
When should I report the amputation?
As it is mentioned above, the first thing that you should do is to report the incident to your employer.
How much compensation do I get for an amputation claim?
Amputation compensation payments are calculated according to the type of the accident (car accident, workplace accident), your age, severeness of your injuries, the amount of time you will not be able to work because of the accident and so on.
Each claim is different; our experienced amputation lawyers focus on workers compensation, motor vehicle accident, public liability claims and medical negligence claims, and we can give you an estimated compensation payout for your injury. Additionally if the amputation injury has caused you in capacity to work you could be entitled to making a TPD claim.
No Win No Fee Amputation Lawyers
Financial benefits for your injuries and treatment may help you recover from the trauma that you go through. Our amputation lawyers will explain your entitlements and how to claim them clearly, and we will ensure you receive the maximum possible compensation for your unfortunate injury. Withstand Lawyers work on a No Win No Fee basis; meaning that if you decide to work with us, you will not have to pay any legal fees if we do not win your case.