Personal Injury Claims

Amputation Compensation Claims

The highly experienced personal injury solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler are specialists at working with people who have suffered an accident resulting in amputation. 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.

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 have first seemed like only a minor injury. Time will be required for you to adjust and mend.

Suffering amputation is life-changing, but our team will work tirelessly and professionally in order to build your recovery and care-package; helping to return normality to your life.

Our team understands how difficult it is to come to terms with limb loss, when as the result of a tragic accident or someone else’s negligence, and can provide genuine support and guidance as well as expert legal advice during the course of your case.

Our team has developed years of experience in helping injured people secure the financial settlements they deserve following amputation as a result of an injury. 

It is clear that more than financial compensation is required to put you or a loved one back on the road to recovery and our sensitive approach will guarantee that we put a care-plan in place to provide you with the support, treatment and rehabilitation required. Our plan is there to help address and resolve difficulties that you face in the short-term following the injury but also for the long-term process ahead covering other aspects of life and work.

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

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

CLAIMING COMPENSATION FOLLOWING AN AMPUTATION

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

Our team 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.

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. Your future needs may well be better suited to annual periodical payments as opposed to a lump sum.

Compensation 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.

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 a team of specialist personal injury solicitors.

HOW CAN WE HELP FOLLOWING THE LOSS OF A LIMB

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.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Lanyon Bowdler is recognised as a tier one firm in the Personal Injury category of the 2016 edition of The Legal 500.

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Contact Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors

Give us a call on 0800 464 0086 or complete our online enquiry form, to see how we can help. We have offices in Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Ludlow, Bromyard and Hereford so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands.

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.