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Losing a limb is a traumatic experience that affects every part of your life. Our specialist team of serious personal injury solicitors understand what you are going through and have years of experience helping amputees secure maximum limb loss compensation.
If you have experienced limb loss or amputation in a serious accident due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a limb loss claim.
Our expert limb loss solicitors have the expertise to help you get the amputation compensation you deserve. Your compensation can help you cope with the financial impact of losing a limb, including:
Loss of limb compensation can also help you pay for:
At Novum Law, we know that your compensation claim is just the start of your journey. As you come to terms with what’s happened, we can help you access specialist rehabilitation services and prosthetics and artificial limb providers so that you benefit from the latest developments in limb loss and amputation treatments.
We offer No Win No Fee funding, which means there is no financial risk to you or any hidden, unexpected costs. In the highly unlikely event, your claim is unsuccessful; you will not have to pay a penny. Find out more information about No Win No Fee.
If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury that results in amputation, through no fault of your own, our specialist solicitors are on hand to advise you on your next steps.
Our network of regional offices includes Bristol, Cardiff, the Isle of Wight, Plymouth, Salisbury, Southampton and Swindon, offer a personal and professional service to people throughout England and Wales.
Over the years, we helped and supported many clients who’ve been amputated due to:
In 2011, Novum Law Solicitor Annabelle Turner’s life was turned upside down when she was involved in a serious road traffic accident in Bristol. Her injuries meant she needed an above-knee amputation (transfemoral amputation). Today she is a valued member of our specialist personal injury team helping clients who’ve sustained life-changing injuries.
Read about Annabelle’s journey from compensation to rehabilitation and recovery.
Watch Annabelle’s video to hear her talking about her story.
We offer a free initial consultation if you or a family member has lost a limb due to someone else’s negligence and think you have a claim.
If you or a family member has been severely injured in an accident and has lost a limb, contact our expert amputation lawyers today.
Our specialist team will listen to what happened to you and give their FREE expert opinion on whether you have grounds for a successful limb loss and amputation claim.
If we take on your case, our solicitors will get to work and gather all the evidence required to make your limb loss claim.
We will also obtain clinical advice from leading independent medical experts and limb loss rehabilitation specialists, including:
This ensures you will have the strongest case possible. Our expert limb loss solicitors will consider your pain and suffering and any costs you have incurred as a result of your life-changing injury, as well as future expenses, such as prosthetics and care costs.
The value of your limb loss compensation claim is calculated using several factors. These include:
Click here to find out more about how compensation is calculated, or contact our expert team for a free chat about your limb loss and amputation claim.
Making an amputation claim with Novum Law is easy and hassle-free. Our amputation claims are funded on a No Win No Fee basis, which means you do not have to worry about legal costs as we progress your claim.
In the highly unlikely event your claim is unsuccessful; you will have nothing to pay. Click here to find out more about No Win No Fee.
In most limb loss and amputation cases, you have three years from the date your injury happened to make a compensation claim. The time limit is often referred to by lawyers as ‘limitation’.
There are some exceptions to the three-year time limit. For example, if you are making a compensation claim on behalf of a child, the time limit does not start until their 18th birthday. Your child then has a further three years to bring their own claim. However, if they lack mental capacity, and there are no time limits for making a claim on their behalf.
Your limb loss claim probably won’t need to go to court. This means your claim will settle faster and you will get your compensation sooner. However, if your case does go to court, we will be with you every step of the way.
If there is no agreement reached (for example, the defendant does not accept negligence or disagrees with the value of the claim) the case may have to go to court. Even if this happens, it does not necessarily mean you will have to go to court. In many amputation cases, the claim settles before the official court hearing date. However, if your claim does have to go to court, your specialist limb loss solicitor will help you through the entire process offering expert support and guidance.
Amputation is when a limb is removed either through a traumatic injury (for example, in a road traffic accident) or surgery (for example, to control serious infection).
An amputation can happen to any of the body’s limbs, either on the lower or upper half of the body. Lower limb amputations refer to amputations of the legs, feet or toes.
Leg amputations can be:
Upper limb amputations involve the arms, hands and fingers. There are several different types of arm amputation including:
Road traffic accidents and work accidents are the main causes of injury-related amputations. You may lose a limb during an accident, or a limb may be surgically removed by doctors after your accident. Sometimes amputations are necessary to save lives after limbs have been badly crushed or there has been significant blood loss.
Many people who have an amputation experience some degree of stump pain or ‘phantom limb’ pain.
Stump pain can have many different causes, including rubbing or sores where the stump is touching a prosthetic limb or nerve damage during surgery.
Phantom pain is a sensation or pain that appears to be coming from the amputated limb. It is a real condition that can be seen in brain imaging scans. Phantom limb pain can range from mild to severe.
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive depends on the details of your case. No two amputation claims are the same. When calculating your compensation, our expert limb loss lawyers will consider your loss of income and the medical expenses incurred, as well as the physical and mental impact your injury and amputation has had on you and your family. At Novum Law, we will do all we can to secure maximum compensation for you.
We can help you secure early interim payments while your amputation claim is ongoing if it is agreed the defendant is responsible for your amputation.
These advance payments can fund the cost of rehabilitation, specialist treatment, prosthetics, physiotherapy and equipment during your recovery period before the claim is settled.
You can also use your interim payments to cover your mortgage, household bills, transport expenses, and other essential costs.
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Why choose us?
As expert solicitors focusing on serious personal injury and medical negligence, you can trust us to get the best results for you and your family.
We understand what you are going through, and we will be there for you every step of the way throughout your claim and beyond.
Our No Win No Fee guarantee means you can make a risk-free compensation claim with no legal costs or charges if your claim is unsuccessful.
Specialist rehabilitation, medical care and support can make a huge difference in your life. We work with the best providers to get the treatment you need.
The professionalism with which you have handled my claim put my mind at ease and was less stressful than I could have imagined.
Going with Novum Law was the best thing I’ve ever done.
Novum won the case for me, and helped me get my life back together
I would have no hesitation in recommending Novum Law and your services.
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