People do not always realise how much pain victims who have lost a limb can suffer, it even has its own name – phantom limb pain. So on top of the trauma of losing a limb, some of them have this pain for many years because as yet the medical profession has not found a way to stop such pain from happening.
This condition was first talked about in the UK after World War One, when many of the field hospitals had no choice but to amputate limbs to save the soldiers’ lives, because of the damage caused to their arms and legs by munitions that were used in that war.
Seven million British soldiers were deployed in the war and 41,000 of them came back minus a limb. Medical records of the time suggest that most of them suffered unbearable pain, which could not be treated.
Making a Sutton no win no fee* accident claim because of a lost limb
If a victim has lost a limb because of an accident that was not their own fault, they could be entitled to make a no win no fee* accident claim for compensation.
The trauma of losing a limb is bad enough but then to be in constant pain for years is something that needs accounting for by Accident Advice Helpline when we help to make their claim.
One of the professors from the department of pain research at a famous college in London has said that pain relief is far from effective in these cases and is quoted saying:
“In the last century, there have been significant advances in our understanding of how the brain and nervous system respond to amputation and nerve injury, in the rehabilitation process and prosthesis technology, but in terms of our therapies for chronic pain that can follow an amputation, really we’ve not advanced much since the First World War.”
This statement just goes to show how much pain amputees can suffer, and why they should make a no win no fee* accident claim if their limb was lost in an accident that was not their own fault.
Getting in touch with the professionals at Accident Advice Helpline
If you want to make a personal injury claim because of a lost limb, or because of any other injuries you have sustained which were not your fault, get in touch with the professionals at Accident Advice Helpline.
For over 14 years we have been helping faultless victims of accidents get the compensation they were entitled to, and now we will gladly help you.
If you would like to know more about the high quality service we provide all our claimants with, call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to our friendly advisors. They will give you legal advice which is free of any obligation or pressure.
Date Published: 10th November 2014