The amount of compensation you receive if you lose a limb in an accident at work depends on your individual circumstances, for example, the severity of your injury and its impact on your life.
Compensation is divided into two components: General Damages and Special Damages. General Damages will compensate you for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you’ve suffered as a result of the amputation, while Special Damages focuses on your past and future financial losses i.e. lost earnings.
Since each person who makes an amputation claim will be earning different amounts of money, we can’t put a precise figure on how much compensation you could receive until one of our Personal Injury Solicitors has looked at your specific financial situation.
However, in the most severe amputation claims, where a person has lost both legs, the compensation could be £2 million or more. In moderate amputation claims – such as one involving a below the elbow amputation, the compensation could be up to £500,000.
We should stress that these amounts of compensation are guidelines and that any valuation of your claim will be based on your individual circumstances. For more details on how amputation compensation is calculated see our Amputation Compensation Payouts Guide.
For free legal advice or more information get in touch with our Personal Injury Solicitors. Ask if we can deal with your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.