If you or a loved one has lost a limb due to the fault of another then you may be able to bring a claim for compensation. Call our injury and medical negligence lawyers on Freephone: 0808 164 0808 for a free, no-obligation chat or complete the request a call back form to start a free case assessment.
Our Catastrophic Personal Injury (PI) and Medical Negligence lawyers are specialists in Amputation and Limb loss compensation claims. In addition to seeking compensation for the amputation injury itself we work with amputees to help provide legal assistance in terms of prosthesis, employment issues, rehabilitation, vehicle adaptations and home adaptations.
It is possible to bring a claim for prosthetics on a private basis, subject to a legal test of reasonableness. We will work with you to ensure that you attain the most advanced prosthetics suitable for your individual situation.
An amputation or limb loss injury is an extremely traumatic injury for an individual to face following an accident. Not only does the amputee have the initial pain and discomfort from surgery and the skin grafts to deal with but they may also face psychological issues and difficulties in function following initial treatment. Our catastrophic injury lawyers have worked with many amputees and understand that compensation is only one area of importance to them; amputees and their families are most concerned to ensure that they receive appropriate rehabilitation and aids to ensure their recovery.
Accidents circumstances that may result in an amputation
Amputation can occur following accidents such as:
- road traffic accidents (RTAs)
- cycling accidents
- motorcycling accidents
- transport accidents including – aviation, train, tram and coach accidents
- accidents at work (particularly those involving dangerous machinery)
- military accident
- accidents involving pedestrians
- medical negligence
We fight robustly to attain the adaptations and prosthetics needed and will seek early payments to alleviate financial hardship caused by the initial inability to work, housing issues, equipment needs and rehabilitation.
Where the medical expert suggests that Osseointegration is appropriate we may be able to include this technology as part of your compensation claim. Osseointegration is a relatively new method that permanently attaches an artificial body part (the prosthesis) to the human body. Osseointegration is defined as the direct contact between the living bone and the surface of synthetic (often titanium based) implant.
For some amputees, fitting a prosthetic limb or body part in the traditional way, without any permanent attachment to the body can be too difficult for them to manage. In these circumstances the client may benefit from Osseointegration.
There are some risks (particularly the risk of infection) in connecting an artificial limb or body part to the body, as part of the prosthetic must stick out through the skin so that the artificial limb can be secured to it.
The advantage of a permanent prosthesis is that it lessens many of the problems associated with temporary prosthetics such as chaffing and restricted movements.
Some amputees have reported that they can sense the prosthesis in a way that they were unable to do with a conventional prosthesis. This is referred to as Osseoperception. We can discuss Osseointegration with your medical experts and if appropriate look to include the costs within your compensation claim.
If you or a loved one has suffered limb loss due to the fault of another then you may be able to bring an amputation injury compensation claim. You can call our catastrophic Personal Injury (PI) or Clinical and Medical Negligence lawyers on Freephone: 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no-obligation chat. Alternatively, you can complete the request a call back form and we will call you.