What Benefits Can I Claim After Leg Amputation UK

By: evelyn | Date: 2021-06-15

One of the most common types of accidents at work is leg injury. Most often, workers break their legs at work in a workplace accident. But very few workers are familiar with the fact that they can claim compensation in some cases of leg injuries at work. What are those cases? We will have a look at them in a bit.

Some leg injuries are severe and lead to the amputation of the leg. You can also claim compensation in this case but a lot of victims have confusions. They don’t know what type of expenses they can cover in their claim. In other words, they don’t know what benefits they can claim after leg amputation at work in the UK. That’s what this post is about.

Let’s go step by step, starting from the eligibility of the claim to the benefits you can claim, we will have a detailed look into getting broken leg compensation.

Can I Claim For Leg Amputation At Work?

Yes, you can claim compensation for leg amputation at work. But there are certain conditions. Like other types of accident at work claims, you have to prove that the accident was caused due to the negligence of someone else and not yours. Also, your injury should be in the last three years. However, there are some exceptions to the three years time limit. So, discuss your case with our experts to know whether you can claim compensation or not.

If you are under 18 at the time of the accident, you cannot claim compensation despite an amputated leg. However, someone else on your behalf can claim your settlement amount. Legally, that person is known as your litigation friend. There is also another way to get your claim money when you are a minor. That is to wait till you get 18. In this case, your three years time limit will start after you turn and before you get 21 years of age.

What Benefits Can I Claim After Leg Amputation UK?

It depends highly on your type of amputation and how it affected your life. But here are the most common types of damages you can cover when making your leg amputation claim in the UK.

General Expenses

General expenses compensate you for the direct effects of the accident. General expenses typically compensate you for the pains and sufferings you went through because of your accident. It also includes the mental trauma, stress, and anxiety caused by your injury. Additionally, the claim money also contains compensation for the low quality of life, difficulty in finding another job and much more.

Special Expenses

Through special damages, you can reimburse all out-of-pocket expenses you had to bear because of your leg amputation. It is very straightforward to calculate special expenses as compared to general expenses. It is because general expenses deal with pains and sufferings and quality of life that is very difficult to estimate. Let us have a look at what type of special expenses you can recover after your leg amputation at work in the UK.

Short Term Medical Costs

After a leg injury at work, you may have to bear certain medical expenses that can cost you a lot. Luckily you can recover these expenses when making an accident at work claim. Most common types of medical expenses include doctor’s consultation fees, hospital charges, medication, diagnostic tests and hospital stay.

Long Term Medical Costs

Leg amputation may require medical follow-ups and other types of long-term medical treatments. If they were due to the accident, you can recover these expenses when making Workers’ Amputation claims in the UK.

Transportation Costs

After the leg injury at work, hospital rounds may cost you hundreds of pounds. Whether you go on a taxi, bus, or your own car, you have to bear certain expenses. When claiming leg amputation, you can recoup all the travel expenses that you spend on going to the hospital. It covers all the expenses to and from the hospital till you get your medical treatment.

Loss of Income

Leg amputation can affect your life very seriously. You may lose your earnings because you can no longer work. During the time of your recovery or returning to the work, you may lose your salary, bonuses and other types of work-related perks. These work-related benefits and loss of income can be reimbursed when you are claiming compensation for your leg amputation.

Loss of Earning Capacity

After a leg amputation, there is a high chance that you may not be able to work again. You may not be able to return to your former place of employment. Besides, there is a chance of getting a low paying job because of your amputated leg. If this is the case where you have lost your earning capacity because of your amputation, you may be entitled to get compensation under this category.

Repair or Replacement of Damaged Property

If your property was damaged in the accident, you can recover the cost of repairing or replacing it. For instance, your phone was broken during the accident which was not your fault. In this case, you can recover the cost of repairing it. You can also get compensation for the structural changes required to your home because of your leg amputation. For instance, you had to get a new and bigger door to get through with your wheelchair. In this case, you can recover the cost of doing this change.

Not only this but special expenses also take into account the possible future costs you may have to bear because of your leg amputation. For example, you may need additional medical care or you may not be able to work for a couple of months. Your leg amputation claim includes these benefits.

Final Words

We have told you about what benefits an amputee can claim for their leg amputation in the UK. Your compensation money may not include all these benefits as it varies from case to case. To get the most out of your claim, get in touch with our injury claim specialists.

Schedule your FREE appointment now and discuss your case. Get answers to all your queries from experts. We can also help you claim compensation on a No Win No Fee basis where you won’t have to pay us anything till you get compensation money in your bank account. So get connected to us whether you have an injured or amputated leg at work.

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