In short - yes. This is a common question in personal injury or clinical negligence claims and has recently come before the High Court in judicial review proceedings.
Sometimes medical accidents sadly lead to an amputation and to lose a lower or upper limb will be a devastating injury.
It affects not only the individual involved but also their immediate friends and family. Amputations will lead to independence and mobility being compromised, which we understand is very difficult to come to terms with.
Understanding amputation claims
We specialise in representing people who have suffered very serious injuries such as an amputation. We have an in-depth medical knowledge of this type of injury and work alongside eminent medical and other experts to ensure we fully understand what injuries our client has suffered and the full impact of their lives. We also work and partner with organisations who help individuals with amputations such as The Sepsis Trust and work together to support clients who find themselves in this situation.
Compensation will never bring normality to an amputee’s life again but it will make life a lot easier for them and their families enabling them to consider options for:
- Buying a more suitable vehicle
- Buying a quality prosthesis or multiple prosthetics, depending on lifestyle requirements
- Buying a quality and suitable wheelchair that meets the practicalities of day-to-day life
- Obtaining ongoing rehabilitation, support, aids and equipment
- Arranging for more suitable accommodation or adapting existing homes
Supporting you in getting the justice you deserve
If we can help, we will talk to you about the best way forward for you, including funding options open to you. We are also happy to talk to you on a no-obligation basis if you already have a solicitor but would like a second opinion or you are unhappy.
If it helps, we can meet you at home or a neutral venue regardless of where you live. If you choose to instruct us, you will be represented by a solicitor who will be your contact from day one, right the way through to the conclusion, keeping you updated throughout.
Medical or clinical negligence can be a difficult thing to move on from, especially when it’s not your fault and it's life-changing. You can rest assured you'd be in the best possible hands - read about the support we've provided to other clients in their time of need here. Find out here what happens in a typical negligence compensation case. Whatever your case, please contact us and we will work with you to help you get the justice you deserve.
To say that you have changed my life forever is an understatement! The first thing I bought after the amazing settlement you got for me was a waterproof prosthetic leg – I got very emotional the the first time I showered standing up using my prosthetic leg after all these years of struggling, Thank you Rankeshwar and Victoria.Mr B.
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Rankeshwar, Victoria and Donna for all the work you have done for me. I nearly gave up halfway through and would have done so if it hadn’t been for you!Mr K.
Head of the claimant clinical negligence and personal injury department.
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