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Losing a limb can drastically impact all areas of your life. You may have to make big adjustments to your day-to-day life or even lose the ability to live independently.
If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury that results in amputation, through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim compensation. Our expert personal injury team has helped many people who’ve suffered amputation and limb loss through:
- Road traffic accident claims
- Medical negligence claims
- Workplace accident claims
- Sports accident claims
- Serious criminal assaults claims
We understand how hard it can be to get life back to normal, following an amputation or limb loss. Our expert team will be by your side at this difficult time, helping you to secure valuable compensation that could help cover the cost of rehabilitation or home adaptions.
What support will I need after an amputation or limb loss?
Adjusting to life after an amputation or limb loss can be difficult, but there are support options available to make your things easier:
- Adaptations to your home or car and specialist equipment
- Care support
- Psychological support and counselling
- Retraining and career planning, if you are not able to return to the same job
Our expert personal injury solicitors will put you in touch with the best possible care providers and will work to secure you the maximum possible compensation, to pay for your personal rehabilitation and recovery.
What complications can occur from an amputation or limb loss?
Complications can sometimes arise from limb loss and amputation such as blood clots, heart problems and anxiety and depression. Our specialist personal injury team is very experienced in amputation and limb loss cases and will include any complications in your claim, to ensure you receive the full compensation you need.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve suffered an amputation or limb loss due to an accident or negligence that wasn’t your fault, then it’s possible you may have a compensation claim. Our specialist personal injury team offers a free, no obligation chat to assess your case and will advise you if your claim has a reasonable prospect of success.
Yes. The general rule is that you have three years from the date of the accident or the date when you realised your injury may have been caused by someone else’s mistake or negligence.
If you are claiming on behalf of a child, you can claim at any time until the child turns 18. When the child turns 18, they can bring a claim in their own right but the three year time limit will then apply and they will have until they are 21 to do so.
There are exceptions to this rule. For example, there is no time limit for people who don’t have the mental capacity to make legal decisions and different time limits apply for some injuries or illnesses sustained abroad.
Time can be a critical factor in compensation claims, so it’s important to get in touch with our specialist personal injury team as soon as possible for expert advice.
Starting an amputation and limb loss compensation claim is straightforward. To begin your claim, contact us on Freephone 0800 884 0777 or online for a free, no obligation chat. Click here to learn more about our team and the high level of expertise in your area of injury.
After an initial consultation phone call, your specialist solicitor will come to visit you in your home – or a location at your convenience – to discuss the details of your claim. This will include information such as how your injuries occurred and the impact that your injuries have on your day-to-day life, so they can understand your needs and advise you on the compensation you may be able to claim.
Our legal expert will also use this as an opportunity to talk you through the process of making a claim and to explain your funding options and any relevant paperwork for making your claim.
From that point on, your solicitor will pursue your claim on your behalf. The next step will be to contact the defendant’s insurers and to start gathering evidence to support your claim, liaising with medical experts and healthcare providers to access your records. Your solicitor will keep you updated as your claim progresses and at every step of the process.
The compensation you receive depends on the severity of your injuries and the impact on your life. Severe, life-changing injuries will involve more compensation to cover medical bills, rehabilitation, care and support, adaptations to the home and loss of earnings and pension.
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If you have a question that is not listed above, please visit our FAQs page. Alternatively, please call our specialist team on Freephone 0800 884 0777 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation chat.