Technically speaking there are several different forms of amputation. For example, there is medical amputation which is usually performed as a result of illnesses such as diabetes or gangrene. These are generally planned medical procedures in which case the patient is aware of what is going to happen and why, and obviously these are usually performed as a last resort because it is not possible to save the affected limb.
Alternatively, there is something that is referred to as a traumatic amputation. This is often done as a result of an accident or incident where a part of the body receives an injury so severe that it is literally wrenched from the body (for example if an arm is trapped inside a piece of machinery at the work place).
The major effects of a traumatic amputation do not necessarily involve health complications as medical procedures are so advanced that they often do not result in loss of life. However, your expert injury lawyers in Chipping will be aware that such an amputation is likely to involve significant recovery times, time away from work, loss of earnings, a change of lifestyle and the potential for psychological after effects not to mention extensive physical therapy and medical costs in terms of prescription charges etc.
This is why Accident Advice Helpline suggests that if you have suffered any form of amputation you should speak to expert injury lawyers in Chipping to discuss whether there is the possibility for you to make a compensation claim for the injuries you have suffered.
How your expert injury lawyers in Chipping can help
Your expert injury lawyers in Chipping will have experienced of dealing with a variety of amputation cases and incidents where amputation might occur, for example:
- Road Traffic Collisions
- Work based accidents involving machinery
- Electric shocks
- Incidents involving explosives or weapons such as guns
Different accidents may involve amputations of different parts of the body. For example, your expert injury lawyers in Chipping will be aware that the most common body parts lost through amputation are:
Whatever the reason for the amputation, one thing which never changes is the level of trauma and the number of after effects a person might suffer.
It is possible that further surgery will be needed, there will be extensive hospital treatment, physiotherapy, counselling, time taken off work which may not be paid at full rate. Depending on the limb(s) lost during the incident it is possible that certain adaptations will be needed to be made to the family home to accommodate loss of mobility. Hobbies and general ways of life may be altered for ever.
Your expert injury lawyers in Chipping will know and understand the impact your injury has had on your lifestyle and will help you complete you claim effectively to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Although your expert injury lawyers in Chipping will be able to give your more precise details you can take our 30 second test today to find out how much your amputation claim may be worth. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 31st October 2013
Author: David Brown