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Arm and Hand/Finger Amputation Compensation – Information Guide Sheet

Follow our guide on arm and hand/finger amputation claims today to get a better understanding of what to do if you find yourself in this situation. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, then you may be able to claim compensation to provide you the financial relief you may need during this difficult period of adjustment.

THE GUIDE

1. What is an amputation claim?

An arm amputation claim normally follows after a serious injury that has resulted in the surgical removal of a body part. Common situations that may lead to this outcome are road traffic accidents, motorcycle claims, construction site and work accidents, and medical negligence.

2. How much can I be expected to receive in compensation?

There are differences in each arm and hand/finger amputation, depending on where the arm is severed or amputated. This will directly impact the claim and how much can be expected to be received in compensation.

The compensation received will include:

  • General damages – i.e compensation for the loss of arm, the trauma and suffering.
  • Travel expenses – i.e. the amount paid to travel to medical appointments.
  • Medical expenses – i.e. the amount paid for medical aids such as prescriptions, counselling bills or physiotherapy.
  • Loss of earnings - e actual losses of earnings and future wages are considered.
  • Care and Assistance – i.e past and future, whether paid for or gratuitously provided by friends and family.
  • Aids and adaptions to home and car
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Using the 15th Edition of the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of Damages, it can be estimated that a typical award for compensation when a claimant suffers:

Injury sufferedTypical award
Amputation to both arms£205,420 to £255,930
Amputation of one arm at the shoulderno less than £128,710
Amputation of one arm above-elbow£102,890 to £122,860
Amputation of one arm below-below£90,250 to £102,890
Total or effective loss of both hands£132,040 to £189,110
Serious damage to both hands£52,310 to £79,360
Total or effective loss of one hand£90.250 to £102,890
Injury to one finger£3,710 to £23,460
Injury to thumb£3,710 to £51,460


3. What to do if I have suffered with an arm or hand/finger amputation accident?

The best course of action after an accident is for your family and friends to gather as much information as possible about the event on your behalf. We advise to note details such as contact number, name and address of any possible witness’s or the driver if you accident involves a motor-vehicle accident. If there is a driver in your case, also record the model, make and number plate of the car and police involvement.

If possible, photographs of the scene and your injuries would provide strong evidence for your case. If unable to do so yourself, feel free to ask someone for help to take these photographs.

A great support for your case would be to record monetary loss during this period. Monetary loss includes travel costs, prescriptions and physiotherapy as well as proof of income that you have loss due to the inability to go to work after the accident.

We will, as soon as possible, press the other side for interim payment (money in advance) so you can start to obtain rehabilitation and make as good as a recovery as circumstances allow.

4. How to begin a claim?

Feel free to call us on 0203 380 9406 or email on [email protected] to speak to our friendly yet professional solicitors who will guide you through the next steps. You can expect to have a free telephone or in person consultation where our solicitors will find out more about your injury and guide you through our No Win, No fee service. This means you will not have to pay anything if the claim is unsuccessful. Our solicitors will be able to answer all your questions at this point.

If you have any queries about your claim, you can contact our solicitors at any time of the process. But if you want to research more about your claim and the type of claim you are moving forward with, we recommend reading through the information on our website www.csolegal.com

5. Why choose us to begin your claim?

We pride ourselves in being a helpful hand to those who need our help. We are here to support you throughout the process and will keep you updated regularly about the progression of your case.

Our expert solicitors have been helping others with their claims for over 20 years which means there is no problem that they have not already solved, and this experience will mean that your claim is in the best hands possible. Our solicitors motivations are to get the most favourable outcome for you and for you to claim the damages that you deserve and put in place rehabilitation for you as soon as possible.

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6. Contact Details

Telephone: 0203 380 9406

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.csolegal.com