Claiming compensation for an amputation caused by a workplace injury

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer from an injury in the workplace which requires you to have an amputation and it could have been avoidable, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. An injury such as this is one of the most serious that you could encounter and they are often the result of poorly maintained heavy machinery or inadequate training by employers. Losing an arm or a leg can be very traumatic for anyone to endure, as it can not only have noticeable physical issues, but psychological ones too as people struggle to come to terms with such a life changing event.

Your employers have a legal obligation to ensure that health and safety standards are acceptable for workers and this means creating adequate training and supervision, installing safety equipment and providing personal protective equipment. If you believe that these measures have not been put in place to protect you and you have become injured as a result, a claim could be the best way of recouping any losses you have incurred.

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What instances could a claim be made?

Suffering from an injury in the workplace which requires you to have an amputation could result in you receiving some form of compensation. Some areas where you might be eligible to make a claim include:

·         Failure to provide appropriate safety equipment

·         Failure to provide adequate staff training

·         Claims against poorly maintained machinery

·         Claims against a negligent colleague

Who might be at fault in this situation?

If you believe that you have been injured in the workplace and that negligence has taken place, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. In general, a claim of this nature would usually be directed at a manager who has inadequately provided adequate health and safety measures, but action could also be taken against a co-worker if their mistake resulted in your injury. If your health has been put at risk and you can prove it in court, then you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence – making a claim could be a huge benefit to you and it could help you with any financial issues you have incurred as a result. 

Can I receive aid from Manners Pimblett?

Receiving an injury which results in you needing to have an amputation is one of the most painful and traumatic experiences you could go through, but when it comes to making a claim for compensation you need to ensure that you are fully committed. One of the best ways of achieving success in your claim is to seek out professional assistance and the team here at Manners Pimblett have the skills and experience needed to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

For more information on how the team at Manners Pimblett can help out, simply contact one of our highly qualified team today on 0845 077 0772.


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