Compensation Claim for Amputating the Wrong Hand
How much compensation claim for amputating the wrong hand is my brother entitled to receive for losing a hand after surgery last year?
I cannot answer how much compensation claim for amputating the wrong hand that your brother could be entitled to receive without knowing more about the specific circumstances in which his injury was sustained and whether or not negligence can be established. The only one who will be able to do this is a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in wrong hand amputating claims who also has knowledge of the particular circumstances of your brother’s situation. They will seek to determine who the negligent party was in his wrong hand amputating injury claim. Once this is done the solicitor will send a letter of claim to the NHS or private hospital involved and the claims process will begin.
Until the negligent party admits liability for his hand loss, there will be no mention of how much his wrong hand amputating claim may be worth. The amount of compensation claim for amputating the wrong hand he may get will be calculated according to severity and circumstances in which his injury was sustained and base figures obtained from the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages. This is a book that contains lists of various injuries and their values based on their extent and permanency. These values will then be adjusted with consideration to his age, sex, general state of health prior to wrong hand amputation and the impact it has had on his general quality of life.
If his wrong hand amputation has prevented him from enjoying and taking part in normal everyday tasks such as having a social life, participating in pastimes that were once part of his routine or even domestic, household chores, this can be compensated for in the area of personal injury claim known as “loss of amenity”. This area in his wrong hand amputating injury claim will also account for any psychological injury he has suffered as a result. The area of claims known as special damages will take into consideration and compensate him for any medical expenses he has incurred and any other financial impact that his wrong hand amputation has had on his life.
It would be advisable for your brother to contact a personal injury claims solicitor at the first possible moment, especially considering that his hand amputation occurred last year. The UK Statute of Limitations, established in 1980 as part of The Limitations Act, allows potential claimants up to three years to make a claim. This time limit will have begun on the date in which your brother’s hand was amputated. Therefore, he may only have two years left to make a claim, thus it is recommended that he discuss his compensation claim for amputating the wrong hand with his solicitor as soon as possible.