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Amputation Compensation Claims

Our specially trained team of personal injury and medical negligence lawyers understand how amputation can impact on all areas of your life, sometimes under quite sudden circumstances. We work with our clients to get the best possible treatment for them and the compensation they need to live as independently as possible.

Adapting to changes in almost every aspect of life following an amputation can be extremely difficult for not only those who lose a limb, but also for those around them.

Family situations are forever changed and normal day-to-day activities can become much more challenging. Specialist equipment and adaptations are often required at home, with changes in working situations also impacting on family finances.

Our experienced team of solicitors specialise in amputations that have been undertaken as a result of medical negligence and catastrophic injury.  They will provide expert advice and guidance to help you make a claim, and most importantly ensure you have access to all you need to better adjust to life following the loss of a limb.

  • Extensive experience of supporting people who have lost limbs, fingers and toes in accidents at work.
  • Specific experience involving crush injuries from heavy machinery, injuries as a result of using cutting machines and falls from height at places such as building sites, farms, quarries and factories.
  • Supported many patients who have suffered the avoidable loss of limbs due to poor treatment by health professionals.

Amputations as a result of medical negligence can be caused by;

  • Complications relating to serious diseases such as diabetes and cancer being missed and not treated promptly.
  • Delays in the diagnosis of a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or the failure to recognise blood supply being cut off to a limb.
  • Poor management of treatment for diabetic patients, particularly foot injuries and vascular issues.
  • Delayed treatment of infections.
  • Surgeons operating on the wrong site.
  • Negligent treatment of fractures.

Specialists in Amputation Claims

Losing a limb is always going to be a challenging time. Our dedicated amputation compensation claims team understand the severity of your case and will provide the care and support you need to support you through this life changing time.

  • We have gained a detailed and comprehensive understanding surrounding all the specialist services that may be called upon to help you or your family through this difficult and transformational time.
  • We place rehabilitation at the heart of our work and aim to get you back to a life which you enjoy to the full, supporting you through the transitional stages of learning to cope as an amputee.
  • Our experts will work with you to secure any care support, specialist equipment or retraining you may need.

 

 

 

We are proud to work with the Limbless Association, a charity that provides information and support to the limb-loss community whose aim is to support people of all ages and backgrounds through a variety of existing programmes and services.

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We’re helping Ricky on his road to recovery

Life as an amputee

Ricky Thompson has returned to his job as a warehouse operative and is also back on the roads again, having learned to drive a specially adapted car. “I can’t believe how much support I have had to get to where I am today. It has been amazing really, it’s exciting because I love being outdoors and exploring new places.”

Ricky’s story so far

Making an Amputation Claim

There’s absolutely no risk involved in inquiring about your position, or your claim, so it pays to speak with an expert. Ultimately, the only time you’ll end up paying for legal costs is if your case is successful – and even then you will only ever pay an agreed percentage of damages as a contribution to your legal costs.

However, there is a time limit to make a claim so it’s best to act as quickly as possible. Normally you have three years from the date of your accident or, in the case of medical negligence from the date of your treatment or from the date you realised your condition was a result of your treatment. If you were under the age of 18 when your accident occurred or when you received the treatment, you’ll have three years from your 18th birthday to make a claim.

Should you experience the loss of a limb due to the negligent actions of others, your claim for compensation may include:

  • pain and suffering
  • loss of earnings due to time off work
  • future loss of earnings
  • healthcare costs such as medical treatment, physiotherapy, rehabilitation and prescription costs
  • care support
  • adaptations to your home and lifestyle

Our Amputation Claim Experts

How much will my claim cost?

All amputation cases taken on by Hudgell Solicitors are handled on a no win no fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay any money up front and there will be no financial risk if your case is unsuccessful.

If your case is successful, you will only be expected to pay a contribution to your solicitor’s fees once the case has been resolved. The costs paid are usually a percentage of the compensation awarded and will be agreed before your case is carried out.

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