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Amputation is a life-changing injury that can have a profound impact on a person's physical and emotional wellbeing. If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation as a result of an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to amputation compensation. At Stephensons, our experienced team of amputation solicitors can help you to make an amputation claim and secure the financial support you need to rebuild your life. Get in touch with us to find out more about amputation claims and how we can help.

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.

We work with the Limbless Association, who are a charity dedicated to supporting amputees to live life fully and independently, so we have a great deal of expertise in this area. To discuss your potential amputation injury claim call us on 0161 696 6235. Alternatively, please fill out our online enquiry form and someone will contact you as soon as possible.

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What is amputation?

Amputation is the surgical removal of a body part, typically an extremity such as a limb, finger, or toe, due to injury, disease, or medical necessity. It is done to improve quality of life, treat a condition, or prevent further complications.

What is an amputation compensation claim?

An amputation compensation claim is a legal action taken by an individual who has undergone an amputation due to the negligence, wrongdoing, or fault of another party. It seeks financial compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial losses resulting from the amputation.

Why choose our amputation compensation claims solicitors?

Our expert amputation claim solicitors 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, our lawyers have access to many of the country’s top independent experts who can provide evidence for the claim.

If you would like to speak to one of our legal experts about an amputation compensation claim, contact our solicitors today on 0161 696 6235 or fill out our online enquiry form. With our team's recognition and expertise, including being a Legal Panel member for the Limbless Association, being awarded 'Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Team of the Year' and being commended in The Times Best Law Firms, you can trust that your amputation claim is in capable hands.

Who can our amputation claims solicitors help?

Our amputation claims solicitors provide assistance to individuals who have undergone amputations due to accidents, medical negligence, or other circumstances where someone else is liable. We help amputees and their families seek compensation for their losses, rehabilitation, prosthetics, and ongoing care, aiming to secure the best possible outcome for our clients.

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.

Post-amputation rehabilitation

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.

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.

  • 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.

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  • Christopher Hirst

    "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

  • Danielle Callaway - Personal Injury Solicitor

    "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

Can I claim compensation for an amputation injury?

Yes, you may be able to claim compensation for an amputation injury if it was caused by someone else's negligence or legal fault. It is recommended to consult with a personal injury lawyer who can evaluate your case and advise you on the best course of action for your specific situation.

As a result of what accidents could I be entitled to make a claim if I have lost a limb?

You could potentially make a claim if you have lost a limb as a result of accidents such as car accidents, workplace accidents, construction accidents, or any other incident caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

What types of amputations can I receive compensation for?

You could potentially be due compensation after any type of amputation to any limb or digit. In order to receive compensation, an amputation typically needs to be a result of an accident or injury caused by another party's negligence or wrongdoing. This may include amputations resulting from car accidents, workplace accidents, defective products, or other types of personal injury incidents.

How do I make an amputation injury claim?

To make an amputation injury claim, your solicitor will help to gather evidence of the injury, medical records, and witness statements. They can guide you through the process, assess your case, and help you seek compensation for your losses.

How long do I have to make a claim for a amputation injury?

In the UK, the general time limit to make an amputation claim is three years from the date of the injury or from the date when you became aware of the negligence. It is advisable to seek legal advice promptly as exceptions or circumstances may affect the time limit.

How long does an amputation compensation claim take?

The length of time for an amputation compensation claim can vary depending on the complexity of the case, the cooperation of the parties involved, and the legal process. It can take several months to several years to reach a settlement or court judgement.

What kind of compensation can I expect to receive for a loss of limb?

The compensation for a loss of limb can vary depending on various factors such as the severity of the loss and the impact on the individual's daily life. However, potential compensation may include medical fees, rehabilitation costs, prosthetics, loss of earnings, pain and suffering, and possibly an amount for the loss of enjoyment of life.

How much compensation can I expect to receive for an amputation claim?

The amount of compensation for an amputation claim can vary depending on several factors, such as the severity and location of the amputation, the impact on the individual's daily life and ability to work, and the long-term effects and medical or care expenses. It is best to consult with a personal injury solicitor to evaluate your specific circumstances and determine the potential compensation.

What evidence do I need to support my amputation claim?

To support your amputation claim, you would need medical documents and evidence such as doctors' reports, surgical records, and radiology results, documenting the necessity and occurrence of the amputation. Additionally, any testimonies or statements from witnesses who can corroborate the circumstances leading to the amputation might be helpful. Your solicitor will help gather this evidence.

What happens when you lose a limb in an accident?

Losing a limb in an accident can have physical and emotional consequences. Physically, the individual may experience pain and difficulty with mobility and daily activities. Emotionally, there can be grief, depression, and a loss of identity. Prosthetic limbs and rehabilitation can help restore function, but the adjustment process may be challenging. We can help you secure funds for the prostheses you need to live a normal life.

Contact our amputation compensation claims solicitors

If you believe you are entitled to seek compensation for your accident or injury that resulted in an amputation, we encourage you to get in touch with us. Our team of dedicated personal injury solicitors is here to assist you every step of the way. You can reach us by calling 0161 696 6235 or by completing our convenient online enquiry form. Let us help you navigate the path to justice and recovery.

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