Amputation Solicitors for Loss of Limb Compensation Claims
Suffered limb loss, as a result of serious injury, or medical negligence?
Amputation compensation is available to those who have lost a limb, where liability for the accident or medical negligence incident can be proven.
If you are looking for legal advice in relation to an Amputation Claim, we can help.
We are the go-to law firm for serious injury claims in Greater Manchester and our Amputation Claims Solicitors have a track record of success in securing the maximum funding available to help people to adapt to a new lifestyle following an amputation.
Talk to one of our specialist Amputation Lawyers today for an honest and confidential conversation to establish, first and foremost, whether there is a case to answer. We will be happy to fight your case on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, if we believe we can win.
Making an Amputation Claim.
Fortunately, the law today recognises the unfair and unexpected financial burden limb loss can place on the victim, and there is a system in place to ensure financial compensation is available to those that need it. There are two main areas to focus on when making any claim for compensation.
The first is to determine liability of a party who may have owed you a duty of care. This is where the expertise of a specialist lawyer can make all the difference. Even in the event that you were partly to blame for your accident, or resulting limb loss, you may still be able to make a claim.
We will give you honest and professional advice as to whether you have a genuine claim.
The second area of focus, once liability has been determined, is to determine the value of the claim i.e. the sum you should receive as fair recompense for your injuries and the resulting life impact you have suffered.
The Sheldon Davidson approach.
Losing a limb can be life-changing, but to lose one as a result of medical negligence is simply unimaginable and unacceptable. Similarly, losing a limb (or limbs) as a result of a serious accident, whether it be a road traffic accident or an accident at work is equally devastating and can often be accompanied by many other injuries simultaneously. Obviously, your primary focus should always be your personal well-being and recovery, which is why at Sheldon Davidson we make it our priority to ensure you maintain the space you need to focus on exactly that, whilst leaving the legalities in our capable and trustworthy hands.
In the unfortunate event that you have suffered an amputation due to medical negligence or serious injury, first and foremost we are hugely sorry that you find yourself in this position.
Here at Sheldon Davidson, we believe passionately that such cases must be treated primarily with compassion and that ultimately, you deserve financial compensation for the impact on the life you once knew. If you choose us to represent you, we will partner with you every step of the way and make it our business to secure the maximum financial compensation you deserve.
What can my Amputation Compensation Claim cover?
At a time of massive physical and emotional trauma, we consider it our role to give you one less thing to worry about, to enable you to focus fully on your recovery and adjusting to life as an amputee. We fulfil this role by using our specialist and accomplished legal expertise to secure you the maximum financial settlement to cover such things as:
Loss of Earnings
It is highly likely that you will have suffered significant personal financial losses, perhaps as a result of being unable to work. It may be that you have had to take an extended period off-work, or that you are unable to return to work again. Obviously, both of these scenarios can and will continue to have a huge impact on your financial security. Loss of current and future earnings is considered part of your special damages compensation.
Obviously, medical costs can be huge and with the loss of a limb, the rehabilitation and aftercare involved can result in significant cost, which for many is simply unaffordable. In valuing your Amputation Claim, we would seek to recover any medical costs, which could include, but is not limited to:
- Prosthetic limbs
- Psychological Therapy and Counselling
- Property Adaptations
In order to readjust to life as an amputee and to enable you to live as independently as possible going forward, it will likely be necessary to make appropriate adaptations to your home. Such adaptations can be very expensive and again we will seek to include all related expenses in the value of your claim.
Care Provision by Family Members.
It may be that members of your family are required to provide on-going care for you. This is also seen as having a financial impact in the eyes of the law. It may be that they cannot work as much as before for example and as such, they have also suffered a loss of earnings. Any such loss will also be for consideration when valuing your overall claim.
Tailoring the Claim to Suit your Personal Circumstances.
Finally, in valuing your claim, we will also consider your personal circumstances and seek to secure a financial settlement that best suits your needs and those of your family. This could mean seeking an initial payment to alleviate any immediate financial burden, followed by a final lump sum payment, or periodical and on-going annual payments if this would be better suited to your circumstances.
Loss of Limb & Amputation Compensation Guide
Amputation Compensation for loss of both hands
£107,000 - £153,200
Amputation Compensation for loss of one hand at the wrist
£73,100 - £83,325
Amputation Compensation for loss of finger or thumb
£6,575 - £41,675
Loss of Limb Compensation for loss of both arms
£183,000 - £228,000
Loss of Limb Compensation for loss of one arm
No less than £104,250
Loss of Limb Compensation for amputation at the shoulder
No less than £104,250
Loss of Limb Compensation for amputation above the elbow
£83,325 - £99,500
Loss of Limb Compensation for amputation below the elbow
£73,100 - £83,325
Loss of Limb Compensation for loss of both legs
£183,000 - £214,350
Loss of Limb Compensation for the amputation of both legs below the knee
£153,200 - £205,300
Loss of Limb Compensation for the amputation of one leg below the knee
£74,475 - £101,075
Loss of Limb Compensation for the amputation of one leg above the knee
£79,700 - £104,500
Amputation Compensation for loss of both feet
£128,750 - £153,200
Amputation Compensation for loss of one foot/ankle
£63,825 - £83,325
n.b. The settlement values above represent the general damages element for any loss of limb and amputation compensation claim and are based on the compensation guidelines issued by the Judicial College.
Can I claim any costs for my amputation before the end of my claim?
Going through the traumatic experience of losing a limb is difficult, and many unforeseen costs can arise. We will always work with you to ensure your Amputation Claim is awarded justly and timely, but the claim process can sometimes be longer than anticipated.
This is why Sheldon Davidson will seek to claim interim payments for you as we work through your Amputation Compensation Claim. An interim payment represents a part of your total claim amount that can be paid in advance, before the end of the legal process.
This advanced monetary compensation can be crucial in covering your out-of-pocket costs as you deal with the medical expenses, possible loss of earnings, and adaptations to your residence or vehicle.
Is there a time limit to make an Amputation Claim?
If you have suffered because of an amputation, whether resulting from an accident or a surgical amputation, you could be entitled to make a claim. However, it’s important to remember you are likely going to be subject to time limits on your claim.
In England and Wales, you must begin the claim process within 3 years from the date of the injury, or date of discovery. This is the date in which you have realised the extent of the injury, and it could have come after the date of the accident itself.
You may be entitled to an extension on your time limit in specific circumstances. Contact Sheldon Davidson today to ensure your claim is started timely, and achieves the compensation amount you deserve for your amputation.
Why choose Sheldon Davidson for an Amputation Claim?
Although the law today is designed to ensure victims of medical negligence are recompensed appropriately, such cases are extremely complex, and it is crucial that you have the right legal support to maximise the outcome of your case. By choosing to partner with Sheldon Davidson you can be confident that your case will be treated with the utmost compassion and that one of our experienced Amputation Lawyers will fight your corner with passion and tenacity until the maximum financial settlement has been secured for you and your family.
We are experts in the field of serious injury and negligent amputation and we make it our mission to deliver our services with genuine compassion. It is our belief that this compassionate approach, coupled with our industry-leading expertise and tenacity, sets us apart from other serious injury lawyers, by making a difficult and complex process as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Established in Manchester in 1997, we are a leading specialist personal injury, accident and medical negligence law firm acting for victims of non-fault incidents.
At Sheldon Davidson Solicitors we also help our clients obtain the rehabilitation care they need without financial outlay.
Our personal injury solicitors in Manchester regularly act for clients on amputation injury claims across Greater Manchester including Ashton, Bury, Bolton, Radcliffe, Prestwich, Middleton, Failsworth, Rochdale, Oldham and Whitefield.
Our Serious Injury Claims Solicitors can support your needs wherever you live in Wales, England & Northern Ireland. We serve clients across the UK.
We specialise in no win no fee personal injury claims, which means if you don't win, you won't have to pay.
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