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Amputation claims lawyers - loss of limb compensation solicitors
The loss of a limb through amputation following an accident can be distressing and have life altering implications for the victim of an accident and their families. Our experienced and highly skilled amputation injury solicitors have helped thousands of clients across the UK to claim the compensation they deserve for a catastrophic injury. We know how to tackle proceedings with sensitivity and understanding, whilst keeping our clients’ rehabilitation needs at the forefront of our minds as well as the legal proceedings. By consulting medical experts and other professionals, we can ensure an appropriate level of compensation for all life altering injuries and ensure that our clients receive the compensation they require to secure the treatment, rehabilitation, care, equipment and accommodation that they need into the future.
To discuss your potential amputation injury claim call us on 01616 966 229. Alternatively, please fill out our online enquiry form and someone will contact you as soon as possible.
What is the process for making an amputation claim?
It can sometimes be a daunting thought if you’re wondering how to make an amputation claim. However, our amputation claim solicitors are here to help you with every stage of the process and will always keep you updated about the progress of your claim.
Our solicitors are specialists in dealing with serious injury claims and have a great deal of experience in assisting clients with amputation compensation claims. We recognise that every case is different and will work out what is best for you in terms of your case and your rehabilitation, based on the particular circumstances of your case.
Initially, we will try to secure an admission of liability from the person or company responsible for your accident. If we are able to do this, we should also be able to secure funds from them to commence your rehabilitation at a very early stage. Even if liability for your accident is disputed by those responsible, if we believe that you have good prospects of establishing fault on their part at court, we will proceed to obtain the necessary medical evidence regardless of their position.
Once the necessary evidence has been obtained, which can take some considerable time in a case involving an amputation as there are likely to be numerous reports required, we will begin assessing the value of your claim and try to negotiate a settlement on your behalf. Court proceedings can be commenced if the opponent refuses to settle the case, but most cases can be settled without the need to proceed all the way to a trial.
Whilst your case is ongoing, we can assist you with trying to secure interim payments to assist you financially whilst you are out of work and can also assist you with other matters such as securing the benefits that you may be entitled to. We have other departments who may be able to assist you, such as our employment team if you face any issues with your employer or our probate team, who can assist you in setting up a trust to ensure that you can continue to receive your benefits even after you have received your compensation.
What are the time limits for making an amputation accident compensation claim?
In the vast majority of personal injury cases a strict time limit is enforced. The majority of amputation claims must be brought within three years of the accident, except for certain circumstances where time limits may be different, such as accidents on an aeroplane or a ship. In cases involving minors, the three year period will not begin until their eighteenth birthday and in cases involving a person being treated under the Mental Health Act 1983, the period will not begin until they are discharged or regain capacity to conduct the claim. Three years might seem like a long time, but it is important to seek expert legal advice as soon as possible following an accident resulting in amputation.
How much compensation for loss of limb?
There are may factors that help determine the amount of compensation awarded for a successful amputation claim for loss of one or more limbs. The individual circumstances of your claim will be taken into account before a sum is decided on, and depending on how far the claim process goes, it could be a judge who decides what the pay out should be for the injury you suffered. It’s difficult to estimate how much compensation for loss of limb or any other amputation needed after an accident without knowing the full details of what happened to you. Once our team have been able to assess your claim, we will be able to estimate the potential range of loss of limb compensation likely to be awarded if your claim is successful.
If you have undergone an amputation, whether as a direct result of an accident or if an amputation has become necessary in the course of your medical treatment, we can assist you in securing the rehabilitation that you need to regain your quality of life. We work with rehabilitation, occupational therapy and prosthetics experts who can help you to adapt your lifestyle and potentially replace your lost limb with a prosthetic limb. Our experts have access to the most revolutionary and advanced prosthetics and treatments.
Following an amputation, you may find that you experience unexpected symptoms, such as phantom limb pain and infections, as well as difficulties with your mobility and daily activities. We can put you into contact with a rehabilitation case manager who can help you to arrange adaptations to your property, obtain specialist equipment, arrange care and assistance for you, assist you in returning to a job that you enjoy and help you to access psychological therapy, physiotherapy and prosthetics services.
How we can help
As well as offering practical support and signposting for medical or health-related issues that you are having as a result of your amputation, we understand that it’s not simply a physical matter. Our amputation claim solicitors have worked with many people who have experienced loss of limbs after an accident or as a consequence of treatment, and we know that many people find it difficult to find the right support in other areas too.
We work closely with the Limbless Association who may also be able to provide support to you following your amputation, including introducing you to other amputees who can share their experiences with you. We are proud to support this charity who work tirelessly to support amputees and ensure that they do not have to cope alone with such a life-changing injury. We also have links with the Disabled Motoring charity, who may be able to assist you in returning to driving following your amputation, which can be a huge step in regaining some independence.
Why choose our amputation claim solicitors?
Our expert serious injury claim team are highly experienced in amputation claims and understand exactly what is needed to build a successful claim. With specialist expertise in amputation claims and a proven track record in achieving compensation for our clients, we have access to many of the country’s top independent experts who can provide evidence for the claim.
Arm Amputation Accident Compensation Claims
Christopher Hirst came to Stephensons after suffering a serious injury during the course of his employment which ultimately led to the amputation of his arm. In this video Christopher shares his story and explains how the personal injury solicitors at Stephensons were able to help him pursue a claim for compensation. Solicitor Danielle Callaway also comments on the case and discusses the importance of seeking specialist advice when making a claim for compensation, as a serious injury can often lead to a dramatic change in circumstances for the rest of your life.
"The compensation that I've received obviously it's going to be a great help. My first intentions are to get a bionic arm. Without Stephensons, I wouldn't be able to go anywhere. God forbid it but if someone actually had an accident and they asked me if I could recommend anybody, the first thing that would come into my mind is Stephensons, because they were absolutely brilliant with me. Every step of the way, they've guided me which way to go, they've told me everything that I needed to know, and i just can't fault them." - Christopher Hirst
"The best part of my job when dealing with a serious injury claim like this is when we reach a successful conclusion. After all the hard work that goes into these claims it's so nice to see Mr Hirst have closure and be able to move forward." - Danielle Callaway - Amputation Accident Claim Expert
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