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Limb loss or amputation caused by an accident can cause a profound physical and emotional impact on all aspects of life, be it work or education, relationships, home and family life, social and recreational activities. 

At Boyes Turner, the rehabilitation and care needs of our clients and their loved ones are the focus of our attention from the start of a claim, to help amputees adjust to the challenges they face and rebuild their lives after a serious injury.

If you have had an accident that was not your fault, which has resulted in an amputation, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. 

Whether it is as a result of a road traffic accident, an accident at work or in a public place or as a result of a serious assault, our specialist amputation solicitors will ensure you receive practical advice and support tailored to the individual needs of you and your family.

How can our amputation solicitors help?

Our dedicated amputation solicitors have extensive experience of supporting claims that involve amputation resulting from a serious trauma.

We are here to listen to you, support you and understand what you want to achieve. Our aim is to make sure that you are able to get access to the most appropriate and effective treatment and rehabilitation such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychological support and counselling, advice on getting back to work or education, to help get your life back on track, as well as receive the right amount of compensation to provide you with peace of mind for the future.

The impact can be far-reaching and the adjustment to everyday life can be challenging, but we aim to ensure that you and your family are not alone and have access to a wide range of legal and practical advice when you need it most.

Our specialist team will guide you through your likely immediate and future needs, such as suitable prosthetics, adaptations to home or car, bespoke mobility aids and specialist equipment. We can even help you return to pre-accident hobbies such as cycling or skiing.

Whatever your aims, our expert amputation solicitors are here to work with you to accomplish them. To find out how call us on 0800 124 4845 or get in touch using our online form today.

Recent cases

  • £1 million settlement in a strongly contested case for a motorcyclist (who was driving whilst disqualified and uninsured) and was hit by an oncoming car as it turned right into a junction. Our client suffered severe injuries to his legs, including a  below-knee amputation.
  • £600,000 compensation for a diabetic man after a walk-in centre and hospital’s negligent treatment of his foot injury led to a below-knee amputation. Earlier in the case an interim payment of £75,000 provided funds for specialist prothetic limbs for our client, including a water activity prosthesis.
  • 75% liability judgment against a GP and district nurses whose negligent treatment of a post-surgical ankle infection left a 63-year-old woman needing a below-knee amputation.  Our client can now go ahead with private amputation surgery and prosthetic care, funded by interim payments (advance payments of compensation).

Can you make an amputation compensation claim?

If you have suffered serious injury resulting in an amputation our specialist amputation solicitors can help you adapt, rebuild and move forward with your life.

You could be able to claim compensation if someone else is responsible for an amputation you have undergone (or are due to undergo). This could be the result of a road traffic accident, an accident at work or negligent medical care

Our specialist solicitors are here to advise you and help you find out if you have an amputation compensation claim. The amount you could receive may be substantial and could play a significant role in your ability to access support and rehabilitation for the rest of your life.

There are also certain circumstances under which you can make a claim on someone’s behalf:

  • For a child under the age of 18
  • For someone who no longer has the capacity

If you are unsure if you have a claim or would like to know if you can claim on behalf of another person, please contact us – get in touch using our online form or call us on 0800 124 4845.

Why you can trust our amputation claims expertise

When an accident that was not your fault leads to the amputation, you can turn to us. We will draw on substantial amputation claims expertise to ensure you receive the treatment, advice and support you need. We are one of the most experienced amputation claims firms in the UK – with a proven record in helping people just like you who want to rebuild their lives.

We have established close relationships with rehabilitation providers, support organisations, amputation charities and leading prosthetic and rehabilitation experts. It means we have a strong understanding of challenges you now face – and how best to deal with them. 

Our personal injury claims team – led by Kim Smerdon – is also recognised for its commitment to the highest standards of care, dedication and service to our clients. Our solicitors are:

But perhaps the most compelling reason why you can count on us to support your amputation injury claim are the results we have achieved for others. For the stories of the people we have helped already, our previous amputation claims offer an insight into what we can do for you.

If you would like to find out more, phone 0800 124 4845 or contact us and speak to our team.

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Early financial assistance

You may not have to wait until the end of a successful amputation claim to receive financial assistance.

In certain cases, early financial assistance can be obtained to help cover financial losses incurred as a result of the amputation, for example as a result of not being able to work. 

Early financial assistance can also help to pay for immediate needs such as rehabilitation, medical treatment, mobility aids, prosthetics and care.

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Common medical negligence amputation claims

There are many ways that an amputation can occur as a result of medical negligence. Our expert solicitors can help clients bring amputation claims as a result of:

  • Failure to provide appropriate diabetic care, specifically foot care
  • Delay in diagnosis of sepsis
  • Failure to recognise and treat problems with blood supply
  • Failure to recognise and treat a severe infection
  • Failure to treat an ulcer appropriately
  • Wrong site amputation
  • Failure to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Surgical error causing serious trauma
  • Failure to effectively amputate infected tissue
  • Delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis of limb cancer
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Common personal injury amputation claims

A major cause of amputation is serious trauma, traumatic injury caused by a car accident, motorbike accident, cycle accident or accident at work, in factories involving unguarded machinery or on construction sites. Over 55% of upper limb amputees are as a result of serious trauma. 

Another common reason for an amputation is a loss of blood supplied to the affected limb. This can be caused by severe burns or gunshot wounds causing injury to the blood vessels and/or other body tissue leaving no alternative other than amputation.

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Our specialist Amputation Claims & Compensation Solicitors team are considered leaders in the field and have a significant amount of expertise.
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