Amputation Injury Claims
Losing a limb as a result of amputation will impact significantly on your life. If the injury was caused by an accident, you may be able to claim for compensation. We will make the process as clear and simple as possible and can help you ensure that your claim fully reflects your needs in the future.
Our specialist team provides expert legal advice in different languages to clients who have been involved in workplace accidents, including serious injuries such as amputations. They operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you won’t pay any fees unless your case is successful.
How can amputations occur?
There are many ways that amputations can occur. When it happens as a result of an accident or medical negligence, it is typical for the accident or illness to be a severe one, such as:
- A serious road traffic accident
- A workplace accident involving heavy impact or entrapment
- A fall from height
- Sepsis or a significant medical misdiagnosis
- A criminal act such as an assault or grievous bodily harm
Because amputations are usually caused by a serious accident or illness, it’s likely that you will also suffer other injuries such as broken bones or severe cuts and bruising. Some of your injuries will be relatively short-term, whereas the amputation – and possibly some of your other injuries – will affect you for the rest of your life. For this reason, you need to be very thorough when it comes to planning your rehabilitation, care and your lifestyle.
We will work with you to assess the full extent of your injuries and your needs at different stages in the future. We have many years’ experience of working with seriously injured clients and can help you determine the rehabilitation and resources you will need in the future. From there we can support you in claiming for compensation to meet those future needs.
Who do I claim against following an amputation?
Your claim will typically be funded by an insurer and you will claim against the person or organisation responsible for the accident or injury. For example
- For a road traffic accident you would probably claim against the insurers of driver deemed to have caused the accident
- For medical negligence or misdiagnosis, your claim might be against the relevant NHS trust or private healthcare provider.
- For injuries at work, you would claim against the company’s Employers’ Liability insurance.
- If you were injured in a public place, you might claim against the Public Liability insurance of the organisation or people responsible for the premises.
- If you were assaulted or suffered criminal injuries you might need to claim against the CICA (Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority).
We can advise you on who best to pursue for compensation, based on our initial discussion of your claim.
How much compensation might I receive?
The amount of compensation you receive very much depends on your specific circumstances. That’s why we recommend that you get in touch with us promptly so that we can discuss the details of your accident with you.
You may be able to claim for the following if they are a direct result of your injuries:
- Compensation for distress and upheaval
- Loss of earnings and financial losses incurred
- Medical costs, prescription fees, care and rehabilitation costs
- Adaptations to your home or car
- Damage to your property
- Travel expenses incurred
Do I have a valid claim for compensation?
If you can answer yes to all three of the following questions, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your circumstances further:
- Was the incident within the last three years (or two years if it was a criminal act)?
- Was someone else to blame for the incident?
- Were you injured as a result of the incident?
Answering ‘yes’ to all three doesn’t mean that a successful claim is certain. However, these questions are key to the claims process. Answering yes to all three does indicate that you have a greater chance of being entitled to claim. Getting prompt, specialist legal advice could be beneficial.
Because of the time limits, it’s important that you contact us promptly so that we can start the process for you.
How do I begin a compensation claim for an amputation?
Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. The first call typically takes about 15 minutes and in that time we can usually determine whether or not it’s realistic to pursue a claim for compensation.