Suffered limb loss, as a result of serious injury, or medical negligence?
If you have lost a limb as a result of a serious accident, or through what you believe to be medical negligence, then Sheldon Davidson are the legal team to have in your corner. Pick up the phone and contact 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 a claim for amputation compensation
Fortunately, the law today recognises the unfair and unexpected financial burden limb loss can place on the victim, due to negligence, or carelessness of others and as such is designed to help victims seek recompense via financial compensation. There are two main areas to focus on when making any claim for compensation. The first is to determine liability. 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, or play can be just as life-changing 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 as a result of 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 the victim, 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.
Our role in supporting your compensation claim
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.
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 claim, we would seek to recover any medical costs, which could include, but is not limited to:
- Psychological Therapy and Counselling
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 adaptions 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 your claim to suit your personal circumstances
Finally, in valuing your claim, we will also consider your personal circumstances and seek to secure 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 lumpsum payment, or periodical and on-going annual payments, if this would be better suited to your circumstances.
Why choose Sheldon Davidson?
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 for you, the victim.