Background

Amputation Claims

If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation or loss of limb as a result of someone’s negligence or carelessness, then you could be entitled to compensation for your injury as well as the inconvenience and loss of earnings it has caused and any other associated losses.

Amputations can be very serious, involving a long and difficult recovery, and significant adjustments to work and lifestyle. They can also be extremely traumatic. We’re here to help. Our team of specialist personal injury solicitors has been winning amputation and loss of limb claims and supporting clients across the South West for more than 40 years. We can help you secure the justice and the compensation you deserve, providing expert, jargon-free legal advice that will help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Amputations and loss of limbs vary widely and can include:

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Accidents at work
  • Slip or trip accidents
  • Falls from height
  • Amputations resulting from criminal injuries, such as assault
  • Clinical negligence
  • Total or partial amputations
  • Multiple amputations
  • Traumatic loss/severing of limbs
  • Loss of fingers and/or toes

Amputation claims

Our experienced personal injury solicitors are APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) accredited specialists and the team is ranked highly in the Legal 500 directory. We also have strong relationships with leading medical professionals and experts, enabling us to give you the very best advice, delivered with sensitivity by specialist personal injury lawyers. We can help you with any kind of amputation claim.

We understand that starting a legal claim for an amputation or loss of limb can be confusing and unsettling. We’re here to explain your rights and options and to handle every aspect of the claim process so that you can focus on recovering and getting your life back on track. We will help you secure the resources you need, whether that means medical treatment (including prosthesis; rehabilitation, pain management and specialist aids and equipment), financial compensation, or both.

We provide a comprehensive amputation or loss of limb claims service, including operating on a no win no fee basis.

No win, no fee

Many of the amputation or loss of limb claims we handle are run on a no win no fee basis, which means:

  • If you win your case your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs. Any legal costs not paid by your opponent and the lawyer’s success fee will be deducted from the compensation that you receive.
  • If you lose your case, you will not have to pay any legal costs unless we advise you otherwise.

Find out more about our no win no fee funding and other ways of funding your potential claim.

How long do I have to make an amputation or loss of limb claim?

You usually have up to three years from the date of the accident or knowing about your injury to start an amputation or loss of limb claim. There are some exceptions and we will advise you about these when we speak. We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible, so our personal injury lawyers can explain the process of claiming compensation, start your claim and help you access any other support and/or rehabilitation you need.

How much compensation could I receive?

Every injury is different and so is its impact on you or your loved one. That’s why it is important to get expert advice from qualified specialist lawyers who really understand the unique nature of each personal injury claim and who are experienced in working with medical professionals to truly understand the impact of your injuries and how these may affect you in the long term.

The amount you can claim will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of your injury, any financial losses you have suffered or will suffer in the future, and any changes to your lifestyle that you have to make as a result of your injuries. Whatever the injury, our specialist personal injury lawyers will ensure that you get the compensation and support you are entitled to.

Team

Rachel Pearce

Head of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

David Usher

Associate

Heather Kearton-Gee

Chartered Legal Executive

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Rachel Pearce

Head of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

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