Amputations.

Compensation for Loss of Limb & Amputation Claims.

Amputation Claims are a vital process for those who suffered loss of limbs because of someone else’s fault. Talk to our specialists at the earliest convenience and we will be able to answer all of your questions and put your mind at ease.

If you have lost a limb during a serious accident or suffered an amputation as a result of an injury caused through the fault or negligence of others, then you are rightly entitled to make an Amputation Claim for compensation.

This is still possible even if you feel your actions may have somehow contributed to the events leading up to the loss of a limb – you could still be entitled to make a compensation claim.

At Lanyon Bowdler we appreciate the life-changing nature of such an injury and the impact this can have on your life. Physical and mental recovery from the injury is, of course, critical but your long-term needs and potentially those of your family will be best served by ensuring the highest possible financial settlement for your Amputation Compensation.

The highly experienced Amputation Solicitors within Lanyon Bowdler’s serious injury claims department have in-depth expertise in providing support to deal with the lasting effects of losing a limb.

What is an Amputation Claim?

Amputation Claims are a legal process designed to compensate those who suffered because of the loss of one or more limbs. More than just financial compensation is required to put you or a loved one on the road to recovery, and our sensitive approach guarantees the care plan we put in place will provide the best support, treatment and rehabilitation.

Our plan is there to help address and resolve difficulties that you face in the short-term following the injury but also for the longer-term process ahead.

Lanyon Bowdler is highly experienced in handling cases of military personnel being injured either in combat regions or in accidents occurring in training. You can be sure Lanyon Bowdler’s team of Serious Injury Solicitors will offer support through every phase of your recovery and planning for the future.

Financial settlements for Amputation Claims for Compensation tend to be much larger than other personal injury claim settlements because of the severity (and trauma) associated with such injuries. The injured person must deal with the huge impact on their physical and emotional well-being, both immediately after the injury and for the remainder of their lives.

We understand how difficult it is to come to terms with limb loss, whether as the result of a tragic accident or someone else’s negligence, and we can provide genuine support and guidance as well as expert legal advice during the course of your amputation compensation claim.

We have developed years of experience in helping injured people secure the financial settlements they deserve, following amputation as a result of an injury.

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How can Amputation Solicitors help?

We will support you thoroughly in making a claim for Amputation Compensation and help to construct a suitable care package to promote the best recovery possible that also provides for your long-term needs.

Our Amputation Solicitors specialise in supporting those who have suffered an accident that results in the loss of a limb or the need for medical professionals to amputate. 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.

Through the course of each amputation compensation claim we will address the following:

  • Rehabilitation or retraining
  • Prosthetics
  • Property adaptations
  • Specialist equipment for home and travel
  • Healthcare support and assistance
  • Medical treatment and therapy

Suffering amputation is life-changing, but we will work tirelessly to secure you the compensation you deserve, as well as working sensitively in order to build your recovery and care-package; helping normality to return to your life as much as possible.

Our Amputation Claims Expertise

Lanyon Bowdler is a specialist serious injury law firm, with years of experience in claiming compensation for amputations, both related to trauma and medical treatments. Contact us today.

The Legal 500 & Chambers UK recommendations

The Personal Injury Team is recognised in Tier Two for the West Midlands in the 2024 edition of The Legal 500, which states ‘It has a wealth of experience in handling a wide range of claims.

Chambers UK 2024 rank the department in Band One and state ‘The firm is particularly experienced in acting for clients with spinal and cerebral injuries. Also skilled in handling military cases and works alongside clinical negligence and Court of Protection teams to fully support clients.’

Strengths:

”Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors are very knowledgeable in all areas of the claim and always have a ready answer.” “Excellent knowledge and skill shown in dealing with personal injury claims.”

Notable practitioner – Dawn Humphries handles a wide range of orthopaedic and spinal injury claims. She is active on an array of personal injury cases, including those relating to workplace accidents and RTAs.

“She has an excellent grasp of the complexities of brain injury and the impact it has on both her clients and their families.”

“Dawn Humphries has a great deal of empathy and she really tries to understand what we are going through.”

Your Amputation Claims Questions Answered

What is amputation?

Amputation is where a limb is removed either through surgery or traumatic injury. Medical teams can sometimes decide that amputation is necessary to protect life; to stop infection such as gangrene or to control the spread of cancer. Surgical amputations are on the increase in the UK as a direct result of increases in Type 2 diabetes.

In 2022, there were over 19,000 amputations handled by the NHS, with 7,005 resulting from diabetes-related issues. This indicates an increase of almost 1,000 diabetes-related amputations from the prior year, and 2,000 from the same figure from 2012.

What can lead to amputation?

Amputation can happen from many different causes. If you have suffered from loss of limb caused by the negligence of a third party, you will likely be eligible to make a claim. The two main reasons claimants suffer amputations are below.

 

Traumatic Amputation

Losing a limb as a result of an accident is always going to be a challenging time. Whether it’s because you have been involved in a road traffic accident, or accident in the workplace, or even as a result of medical complications following what may first seem like only a minor injury. Time will be required for you to adjust and mend.

 

Loss of Limb from Medical Negligence

Losing a limb due to medical negligence either through treatment being delivered without due care and attention or because of a serious complication during surgery leaves a long-term impact often as devastating as for those that have suffered limb loss through a traumatic injury following an accident. Our Medical Negligence Solicitors should be consulted as soon as possible if limb loss is due to medical malpractice.

What are the causes of traumatic injury amputation?

Injuries that lead to limb loss or amputation can, unfortunately, be caused during accidents involving a variety of environments. Road accidents & accidents at work tend to be amongst the most likely causes of amputation.

Limb loss may occur during the accident itself or a limb could be removed by doctors in surgery following the accident. Sometimes amputation may be the only option to ‘save life’ if a patient has suffered a severe burn, excessive blood loss or a limb has been badly crushed.

Traumatic limb loss is often caused in accidents where the injured person is not at fault in any way. They are often caused by the fault or negligence of others. Road traffic accidents and industrial (work accidents) result in the highest levels of amputation in the UK’s adult population, whereas accidents around the home are the biggest single cause of children suffering amputation. Amputation of the leg below the knee is the most common form of amputation.

Accidents at work and especially those in industrial settings where heavy machinery is involved can be caused by machinery not being regularly monitored and maintained by employers and also where staff have received inadequate training or where protective measures are not put in place for the workforce.

How can Lanyon Bowdler help following an amputation injury?

Although we cannot change what has happened to you; the trusted team of personal injury solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler are here to ensure that you receive the justice and compensation that you deserve. We will work diligently to provide legal assistance and support, bring criminal charges where necessary and help you with issues such as employment, housing, and medical care.

We take our role in your rehabilitation extremely seriously and will handle your enquiry and claim with sensitivity and understanding. We can provide tailored, professional advice and will work closely with a number of experts to determine the impact of your injuries with a view to securing the best possible financial and healthcare packages for you.

 

Healthcare Professionals

We have excellent working relationships with a range of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Consultant Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation Specialists who can assess both the immediate and long-term impact of your injuries and advise on future care needs, based on your particular circumstances.

 

Prosthetic Expert

We can assist you in finding the right supplier to provide you with state of the art prosthetics, considering essential requirements such as comfort, appearance and the hobbies you undertake.

 

Architect

An architect will be able to advise on the required alterations and adaptations for your home to make your return there as straightforward and comfortable as possible.

 

Employment Consultant

An employment consultant will be able to advise you on your future employment capabilities and retraining where necessary. Whether you can return to your original position will depend on a number of elements including the type of amputation you have had and whether your job involved manual work or was office based for example. We can advise you on your legal rights when it comes to employment and can help secure damages for costs relating to loss of earnings and retraining.

Testimonials

What our clients say.

Contacted Lanyon Bowdler six months after an injury at work. They offered me several of their services, including no win no fee which I ended up choosing. The solicitor was extremely helpful, was always keeping me updated when there was news and answered promptly when asked for any updates or when I asked any questions. I was very happy with the final settlement and the advice I received proved to be the best for my case. I felt like the extra bit of care was extended to give me a good idea of the options I had to choose from which really helped to inform any decision.

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From my initial approach to the final positive outcome I felt my solicitor was expending all his energy to win the case. I was kept informed throughout and was given straightforward advice on how to proceed. The end result was an acceptable outcome and the pay-out was prompt.

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Very friendly and quick to respond, highly recommend for anyone looking for legal advice.

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I couldn’t be happier with the service I have received over the past six years. I would highly recommend Lanyon Bowdler for legal requirements.

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Since dealing with Lanyon Bowdler they have been diligent, efficient and at all times very helpful along with being structured in dealing with matters, fees and clarity on all levels. Thank you.

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I was clearly informed of progress step by step. The service you provided was very good.

Peter Weston
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All work carried out effectively and efficiently.

Hubert Jones
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An excellent service with solicitors that you can talk to and who give you a clear understanding of all necessary legal implications and interpretations.

Eric
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From start to finish we had excellent service. Friendly, approachable and professional.

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Very clear, concise advice and guidance, easy to understand.

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Good service provided throughout with clear communication throughout with all options explored.

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I can thoroughly recommend the highly professional and supportive service received over the last few months.

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Whenever I have had need to contact Lanyon Bowdler I have always received a fast, concise and friendly response.

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Definitely would use Lanyon Bowdler again if I need the use of a solicitor.

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Great Service; Lanyon Bowdler were excellent from the outset. Straightforward and easy process. I just sat back and waited.

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Everything has been professional, efficient and courteous throughout and we are very pleased, both with the service and with the eventual outcome of our case. Everything was first class and exceeded our expectations. Thank you again for providing such splendid service. It is really appreciated.

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How do I make an Amputation or Loss of Limb Compensation Claim?

Our specialist solicitors will assess the context of your claim with you by discussing the severity of injuries and the circumstances of your accident. We will build a detailed picture of how your injuries can affect you in later life and in terms of your capacity to live an independent life.

 

 

The claims process includes two main areas:

  • Determining liability – even if you are partly to blame for the accident, you still may be able to pursue a claim for your personal injuries and losses
  • Valuing the claim

We will secure interim payments for you whilst we handle your compensation claim to ensure you are able to enjoy a high-quality rehabilitation package and that your immediate needs are catered for.

It is of course only natural for amputees to feel a psychological impact following a traumatic injury of this scale. We can also help to provide interim payments to fund therapy from counsellors or amputation nurses to address negative mental effects of your injury.

How much compensation can I get for an amputation?

The basis to calculate the amount of compensation you can receive for your amputation is to consider what is known as General Damages.

This is the part of your payout designed to compensate you for your Pain, Suffering, and Loss of Amenities (PSLA), and will be based on the severity of the injury. The Judicial College Guidelines specify ranges of compensation for different types of amputation-related injuries.

 

Amputation compensation for loss of hands£107,000 up to £153,200
Amputation for loss of one hand by at the wrist£73,100 up to £83,325
Amputation claim for loss of finger or thumb£6,575 up to £41,675
Amputation of both arms£183,000 up to £228,000
Amputation compensation of one armno less than £104,250
Amputation at the shoulderno less than £104,250
Amputation above the elbow£83,325 up to £99,500
Amputation below the elbow£73,100 up to £83,325
Amputation compensation for loss of both legs£183,000 up to £214,350
Amputation of both legs below the knee£153,200 up to £205,300
Amputation of one leg below the knee£74,475 up to £101,075
Amputation of one leg above the knee£79,700 up to £104,500
Amputation of both feet£128,750 up to £153,200
Amputation of one foot/ ankle£63,825 up to £83,325

 

Your Amputation Solicitors will consider these guidelines as a starting point to calculate the right amount of compensation you deserve for your injuries. You can likely claim for additional damages and losses, known as Special Damages.

What can I include in my Amputation Claim?

Reaching a conclusion to your claim is not something to be rushed in any way. We must comprehensively consider your future needs and your input, or that of your relatives, will be integral to this process.

In order to do this, we thoroughly assess your case, and consider every type of financial loss and expense you have incurred as a result of your injury.

Compensation for Special Damages for amputation is typically claimed for:

  • Medical and therapy fees
  • Lost earnings
  • Aids and equipment
  • Care now and/or in later years
  • Alternative and/or adapted accommodation
  • The purchase cost of prosthetic limbs

The money awarded through compensation is intended to help you get your life back on track following the incident. Your future needs may well be better suited to annual periodical payments as opposed to a lump sum as your settlement for Amputation Compensation.

If you or a loved one has had to have a limb amputated due to a serious accident or illness that wasn’t your fault, it is vital that you seek professional, legal advice from specialist Serious injury solicitors.

Do I have a time limit to make an Amputation Claim?

Most cases of personal injury and medical negligence in the UK must be made within 3 years from the date of the accident or date of knowledge.

There are a few exceptions, such as accidents involving minors and individuals lacking mental capacity. If you have suffered a loss of limb in the last 3 years and you are concerned about the validity of your claim, contact Lanyon Bowdler today and find out how our Amputation Solicitors can help you.

Contact Lanyon Bowdler’s Amputation Claim Solicitors

Please give us a call for a friendly, confidential, chat about how we can help and support you with a serious injury compensation claim. There is no commitment or charge for our initial assessment. Please contact a member of the team or complete our online enquiry form toward the top of this page on the right-hand side. We can also arrange a home or hospital visit where it is more convenient.

Lanyon Bowdler has offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry, Telford, and Conwy in North Wales.

We regularly act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales, Birmingham and the Midlands.  As a leading law firm we can represent you wherever you live in England or Wales.

An accident that results in the traumatic loss of a limb can affect all aspects of your life but with the right support, intervention, equipment and facilities, you can lead a full and productive life.

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