Suffering the trauma of losing a body part can significantly impact your life, both in terms of physical disability and secondary emotional trauma.
Often such injuries have serious financial consequences, including loss of earnings, the need for paid assistance and the burden of medical treatment expenses, which may include the cost of a prosthesis together with ongoing replacement costs. Such expenses can be significant.
Modifications to the home are often required to accommodate your disability. This can also come at a high cost, depending on the extent of your disability.
If you have suffered an amputation injury which you believe has been caused by the fault of another party, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injury on the basis of negligence.
Even if you cannot prove fault on the part of another party, you may be entitled to make a claim for total and permanent disability which is made against your superannuation fund.
The lawyers at Stacks Law Firm are experts in managing compensation claims in Queensland. They can provide you with advice in relation to how the law operates in Queensland and what your potential entitlements may be.