Compensation for Loss of Limb at Work

If you have lost a limb or digit during an accident at work that was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you will be able to make a claim for compensation. At YouClaim, our solicitors are here to help you get the support you need to adapt to the changes in your life.

To speak to us about making a claim for compensation, call us on 0800 10 757 95, use of e-chat function or fill in our online enquiry form and let us know a suitable time to get back to you.

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About loss of limb injuries at work

Losing a limb or digit can be a very traumatic experience for anyone unfortunate enough to suffer the injury, having a serious impact on an individual’s life both in the short term and the long term. Those who work in industry and with heavy machinery are particularly vulnerable to losing limbs and digits, and the same can be said for farm workers, tree surgeons, mechanics and kitchen staff.

Often the accidents that lead to such injuries are the fault of the employer rather than the employee, and in these cases, you are entitled to compensation from your employer.

An employer’s responsibilities

Your employer is legally responsible for providing a working environment that keeps all employees, contractors and visitors from harm. Risk assessments must be regularly carried out to identify any hazards and determine what action should be taken to reduce the risk of an accident. Machinery, equipment and tools must also be fully maintained to the required safety standards.

Staff should be given full training and have any safety protocols explained to them clearly. Personal protective equipment (PPE), including helmets, steel toe-capped boots, high visibility clothing and gloves, should be provided where necessary.

If your employer failed in their duty of care and it caused you to have an accident, you should contact YouClaim to make a claim for compensation. 

How YouClaim can help

Our solicitors have years of experience in dealing with accidents at work and have seen on many occasions the devastating impact of losing a limb. That’s why we’ll be with you throughout the claims process ensuring you have the support you need to have the best possible quality of life following your accident.

We can ensure you get the compensation you need to cover lost wages, pay for rehabilitation, make adaptations to your home and ensure you and your family are financially supported during this difficult time.

Get started today

To make a claim for an amputation caused by a work accident, contact our solicitors today by calling 0800 10 757 95 or by using our live chat function. Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form and let us know a suitable time to get back to you.

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