According to the Royal Society of Medicine, 5000 leg amputation procedures are undertaken in England every year.
Our leading amputation and limb damage claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you suffer an amputation or limb damage due to someone else’s negligence or if you want to claim on behalf of a loved one, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
Amputation and limb damage claims solicitors
All our amputation and limb damage cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Amputation and limb damage explained
Limb injuries, particularly those leading to amputation, are very serious.While you can recover from most limb injuries, like broken arms or legs, other injuries lead to amputations, where soft tissue and blood vessels are damaged beyond repair.
These are common causes for an amputation:
- A severe infection in your limb
- Your limb has been affected by gangrene
- A severe crush or blast wound
- A deformation of your limb, which limits its movement and function
In such a severe situation, fast results are required:
- Finding interim payments in advance of a final settlement
- Securing the funding to pay for rehabilitation, on-going expenses and perhaps even specially adapted housing
Whether it is a limb injury or an amputation, if someone else's negligence has been involved, you should talk to an amputation and limb damage claims solicitors to receive the professional advice and support you deserve.
Most common causes for amputation or limb damage
Unfortunately, there are all kinds of scenarios that can lead to amputation or limb damage. Among the most common causes we count the following:
- Limb damage sustained in the workplace
- Limb damage due to military service
- Broken limbs due to slips, trips and falls
- Limb damage sustained in a road accident
However, it can also be a hospital accident, which has left you with a limb damage. In either case, overcoming the accident can be an emotional struggle as well as a financial one. That's why, when negligence has been a cause or contributing factor, we provide specialist support for victims of limb damage and amputation.
What can I claim for?
If you have experienced an accident resulting in limb damage or amputation, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
- Rehabilitation and treatment
How will we pay for long-term care?
It's quite natural for the families and victims of a limb injury or amputation to worry about where the money for long-term care will come from. That's why the medical costs, as well as the cost of long-term care and aftercare over the victim's lifetime are factored into the calculation of the compensation settlement. We will make sure that the need for other expenses such as any necessary home modifications and the full cost of rehabilitation are included in your claim.
Can I claim for complications associated with my amputation?
If the injury or the complications were caused due to someone else's negligence, you may be able to claim for your pain and suffering alongside your claim for amputation compensation. According to the NHS, the most common complications are:
- Heart complications such as heart attack
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Complications with the wound healing
- Stump and “phantom limb” pain
We want to make sure that you receive compensation for all the troubles and complications you have to endure.
How much can I claim for limb damage and amputation?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If the injury was caused due to someone else's negligence, leaving you with severe limb damage or amputation, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online personal injury claims calculator.