Tell me more about… amputation
What is amputation and when would it happen?
Amputation is the surgical removal of a limb or other extremity, such as an arm, leg or possibly a finger or toe. It is a direct result of a serious trauma to that extremity or limb. It is the last ditch attempt to save the person’s life and is not a decision that any medical professional takes lightly.
Amputation occurs when a part of the body has been badly damaged by an accident or incident. Usually the result of a prolonged crush injury, the extremity will have been starved of blood and hence oxygen, meaning that the nerves eventually die. Even if blood did return to the affected extremity, it will not recover and come back to life.
When does an injury solicitor in Dawlish Warren work with someone who has had a limb or extremity amputated?
Here at AAH, we work with people who have been injured and have had to have an extremity amputated as a result of an accident that was not their fault.
Some of our claimants were involved in;
- Road traffic accidents, especially motorcycle accidents in which the rider has very little protection from impacts
- Also, claimants who work in industrial settings using heavy machinery have also led to some people losing a finger or, in some cases, an arm.
How we can help you!
If you have faced the serious prospect of amputation, you will have undergone major surgery from which you will need time to recover.
But, if the accident was NOT your fault, then you could have a claim for compensation. But you also need to consider the following two factors too:
- The first and is probably the most obvious when it comes to amputation, that in order to make a claim for compensation you must have received medical attention for your injury. Clearly, in the case of an amputee, this will be taken as said.
- You must also start your claim within three years of the date of the accident and, as soon as possible. Clearly, if you are recovering from major surgery and follow on treatment and therapy, it may be several months before you feel able and willing to undergo the compensation claims process.
Our personal injury solicitor in Dawlish Warren has vast experience in helping people just like you make a claim for compensation. We are with you every step of the way – and don’t forget, all journeys start with that all important first step. So make that call – phone AAH on 0800 689 0500.