Amputation Claims in Dundee

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Thompsons solicitors in Dundee

Thompsons personal injury solicitors in Dundee can help you secure the best possible outcome following an injury that has caused the loss or amputation of an arm, leg, hand, foot or finger.

Although a claim for compensation with our amputation claims team in Dundee cannot take away the pain and trauma of injury, it can help you make the most of recent and significant advances in the care and treatment of amputation injuries as well as, when appropriate, gaining access to technologically advanced prostheses that can help injured parties return as closely as possible to their pre-accident lives, jobs, hobbies and routines. Talk to Thompsons today.

Supported at every stage

Thompsons amputation claims solicitors in Dundee work to keep you supported throughout your physical and psychological rehabilitation. We ensure that your needs are thoroughly and independently assessed, that you are aware of all possible state benefits you are entitled to, that you have access to the treatments and therapies most suitable for your situation and that, when possible, you receive interim compensation payments to meet your most pressing needs.

Thompsons never represents defendants in amputation claims. We are committed to ensuring the rights of pursuers. Each week we secure around £1m in compensation for our personal injury clients, winning around 90% of the cases we take on. Because the amputation claims solicitors in our Dundee office have special knowledge of compensation settlements for amputation injuries as well as broad knowledge of prosthetics and adapted living and assistive technology, you can be assured that we are able to offer you both specialism and a track record of success.

Setting up trusts

Many amputation claims are settled for six or even seven-figure sums. Whether the pursuer receives a regular or lump sum payment, there are ways of managing the money that can help achieve longer term goals and financial security.

For example, a personal injury trust can help protect and ring-fence a settlement, protecting it from some means-tested benefits. We can help with all this, as well as providing an in-depth assessment of your current and future financial needs. It is important that your money lasts as long as you need it to.

Who we help

If you have suffered amputation injury in an accident in Scotland we can help you in your fight for compensation. This includes acting for pursuers who have suffered an injury in the following circumstances:

  • An accident in the workplace, including in the construction, agriculture, mining, fishing, factory or forestry sectors:
  • An accident involving machinery
  • A motorbike accident
  • A cycling accident
  • A car accident
  • Medical negligence

We have significant experience in this field and you can read about one of our successful amputation compensation claims here.

Workplace accidents

Employers have a duty to provide a safe work environment. If an employer fails to provide protective equipment, adequate training or safe working equipment, they may not only face a civil claim for compensation but also criminal prosecution.

Furthermore, amputation injuries are recognised as "specified injuries" under the Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) meaning that your accident should have been logged with the Health and Safety Executive. If the HSE decides to prosecute, this may ultimately benefit your claim for compensation.

Make a No Win No Fee claim with Thompsons

Thompsons offers a range of funding choices, including No Win No Fee. If your case is eligible for No Win No Fee funding you can be assured that your legal action will not cause you any financial uncertainty. No Win No Fee means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be charged.

If you do win your case, then an agreed percentage of your award will be used to pay our fee. This is set at the outset of your claim and rarely exceeds 15 percent of your damages. In most amputation claims it is usually a significantly lower percentage.

Get in touch with us at our Dundee office today for more information or call our freephone line on 0800 0891 331 to talk through your circumstances.

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