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Amputation Injury Lawyers Glasgow, Scotland

Having part of your body amputated is undoubtedly one of the most distressing things a person can go through. These serious injuries can occur as a result of an accident, for example a car crash. Where the accident was caused by an avoidable mistake, the injured person is likely to be due compensation for the pain, suffering and losses they have incurred. 

We understand how serious an amputation injury is and how significant the impact will be on many areas of your life. At Jones Whyte Law, our lawyers are committed to fighting for our clients’ rights and getting them the full amount of compensation they ought to be awarded. As well as helping you bring a claim for compensation, we can also assist with access to support and care for your injury.

Where you have sustained an amputation injury, contact the expert and understanding solicitors at Jones Whyte to find out more about bringing a claim for compensation.

Amputation Accidents

Our lawyers have supported clients who have sustained an amputation injury in a number of different circumstances, including:

  • medical negligence;
  • accidents on the road;
  • accidents in public places; and
  • accident at work.

No matter how your amputation injury occurred, if you believe another person or an organisation is responsible for the harm you have suffered, you should seek specialist legal advice.

Amputation Injury Compensation Claims in Scotland

In relation to amputation claims, there are a number of different elements you can claim for, including:

  • pain and suffering;
  • prosthetic limbs;
  • rehabilitation;
  • adaptations to your house or vehicle;
  • loss of amenity;
  • child care;
  • past and future financial losses; and
  • past and future medical and care needs.

Levels

The level of compensation awarded in any personal injury case depends on the circumstances involved. There are no set amounts for particular injuries. We are unable to provide you with the exact amount that you may receive, however the following provides a useful guideline:

  • both arms: £183,000-£228,000;
  • one arm: £73,100-£104,250;
  • fingers/hands: £42,250-£153,200;
  • leg: £74,475-£205,300;
  • both feet: £128,750-£153,200;
  • one foot: £63,825-£83,325;
  • all toes: £27,750-£42,600; and
  • great toe: £23,800.

Bringing a claim is about more than just seeking compensation; it will hopefully also help you to move on from your accident, by providing you with an explanation of what happened and assurance that procedures will be put in place to prevent such an incident happening again.

Running your claim

When it comes to claims valued at under £25,000 in local sheriff courts and in the All-Scotland Personal Injury Court, there is a strict pre-action protocol that we are required to follow. Where your accident and injury occurred on or after 28 November 2016 and you contact us, we will take care of the claims process, as follows:

  • We will send a letter of notification to the other party’s insurance company to let them know a claim is likely.
  • We will then send another letter as soon as we assess your claim. We will exchange relevant documents with the other side and they will make a settlement proposal.
  • The other party must then send an acknowledgement of the letter of claim within 14 days, followed by a letter of response within four months.
  • Should we have made a settlement offer, the other party must respond within 28 days of receipt.
  • There is a stocktaking period of 14 days before proceedings can be raised.
  • If it seems as though the case cannot be resolved out of court, we will represent you where we recommend legal action.

Personal injury claims are subject to a strict three-year time limit, starting from the date of the accident. If you are thinking of bringing a claim, it is important that you act sooner rather than later to avoid your claim being too late.

Contact our Amputation Claims Solicitors in Glasgow, Scotland

The solicitors at Jones Whyte have decades of experience between them successfully handling amputation claims, and are ready to assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve. Whether you were injured and suffered an amputation, or whether your amputation occurred as a result of negligent medical treatment, contact us today. We are committed to helping improve your quality of life following an amputation accident, and that means we will connect you with some of the leading medical professionals and support organisations for limb loss.

Contact us today to discuss your options. We are based in Glasgow, and serve clients in Edinburgh, Stirling, Fife, Argyll, the Borders and throughout Scotland. To speak to our friendly and professional team, call us on 01413751222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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