I was going to try claim compensation for wrong hand amputation until I got an offer of compensation from the NHS that seems reasonable. Should I still make a claim or just accept it?
I cannot tell you whether or not you should still try to claim compensation for wrong hand amputation without knowing the value of the claim that you were offered in addition to the impact that your wrong hand amputation injury has had on your life. The only one who will be able to give you a definite answer is a personal injury claims solicitor with experience in compensation for amputation of wrong hand related claims who has also been informed of the particular circumstances of your situation.
Furthermore, whenever such an offer of compensation is made by a negligent party’s insurance company it is always advisable to present this offer to a solicitor who will be able to tell you whether or not it is sufficient for covering the effects of your injury. They will also be able to tell you if you are eligible to receive more. This is called third party capture, and the reason why insurance companies do this is so that they can limit the amount of money they will have to provide for compensation claims and legal fees, thus saving them money in the long-term. These often occur soon after an injury is sustained, at a stage where the victim is probably still feeling vulnerable and perhaps more likely to accept such a claim. However, you should note that if you do inadvertently accept a claim that proves to be inadequate you cannot return to the insurance company and request more.
It is in your best interest to contact a personal injury claims solicitor at the first possible moment. They will be able to assess the sum of compensation for amputation of wrong hand that has been offered to you and inform you of whether or not you could achieve more. They will evaluate the potential worth of your claim based on a number of factors. These will include your age, sex and general state of health prior to medical negligence and the impact that your wrong hand amputation injury has had on your life both psychologically and financially. For instance, if you have been left unable to work because of your hands you can be compensated for any financial losses you have incurred. If this inability to work or take part in previous everyday activities has affected you emotionally then you should also keep track of this and tell your solicitor about the times you have felt anxiety when you consult with them.
By contacting a solicitor as soon as possible you will be able to put your mind at ease about the horrendous injury you have just sustained and also about the process involved in pursuing compensation. If your solicitor thinks that you have a viable claim, they may offer to represent you legally if you choose to claim compensation for wrong hand amputation.