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Amputation Compensation Claim

Your path to justice starts with us – let us stand with you every step of the way! If you’ve experienced the loss of a limb due to someone else’s negligence, whether in medical surgery, a road traffic accident, or at your workplace, our compassionate team of personal injury solicitors at SilverOak Solicitors is here to guide you through the complex process of claiming the maximum compensation you deserve.

In the case of either an amputation or a severe injury leading to amputation, your personal injury case may require a slightly different approach. While standard injuries are easier to recover from, unfortunately, dealing with an amputation is a lifelong journey. This brings it into a serious injury category all of its own. You may suffer both mentally and physically, and if the amputation results from another’s negligence, you should initiate a compensation claim with our personal injury solicitor to recover your costs. We work on a Risk Free, No Win No Fee basis,  ensuring that pursuing your claim doesn’t add financial stress to your situation. More than just legal professionals, we are your allies. We will listen to you, answer your questions and give you free and impartial advice about your injury matter.

You should be able to make an amputation claim if the accident:

Took place within the last three years

Caused you harm

Was caused by someone else (partially or wholly)

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    Amputation claims in the UK

    Did you know that amputation claims in the UK are often linked to workplace injuries, especially in industries like construction and manufacturing? The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) releases annual reports with data on workplace incidents, offering insights into amputation injuries. In the UK, a staggering statistic reveals that around 5,000 people need lower limb amputations each year. This highlights how common and impactful these cases are in the country. Many of these amputations result from accidents or injuries, including incidents like road traffic accidents, workplace accidents, or military injuries. Unfortunately, there are cases where amputations occur due to medical negligence, showing breaches of care that could have been avoided. If you’ve experienced such a situation, it’s crucial to seek legal help. Expert solicitors specialising in personal injury and serious injury claims can provide valuable support, guiding individuals through the legal complexities tied to avoidable amputations.

    What is an amputation claim?

    An amputation claim refers to someone taking legal action after experiencing the traumatic loss of a limb. This person seeks compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial challenges resulting from the incident. Amputation claims are often results of accidents like workplace injuries, road traffic accidents, military injuries, or medical procedures gone wrong. The injured person, usually represented by a personal injury solicitor, argues that the amputation resulted from negligence in safety protocols, medical care, or other responsible parties. The goal of amputation claims is to obtain compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, loss of earnings, and the significant impact on the person’s overall quality of life. Successfully resolving these claims requires a detailed investigation, strong evidence, and legal expertise to navigate the complexities of personal injury law.

    Types of amputation claims

    Typically, amputations fall into two categories: upper limb and lower limb amputations.

    Upper limb amputation: This refers to any limb or area on the upper part of your body, such as your arms, hands, or fingers. Various types of upper limb amputations exist based on the site of amputation. For instance, a shoulder disarticulation removes the arm above the shoulder, while a partial hand amputation allows for continued use of the wrist. The extent of the amputation is considered when calculating your compensation claim.

    Lower limb amputation: This involves the removal of your legs, feet, or toes and encompasses different types of amputations depending on the site. It can range from as high as the hip to a digit amputation where toes have been removed. The severity of the injury plays a crucial role in determining the impact on your life and that of your loved ones.

    How to make a claim for an amputation

    Take the first step towards justice by reaching out to our experienced personal injury solicitors at SilverOak Solicitors. Initiating an amputation claim involves navigating the intricate court system, and the opposing party is likely to hire a lawyer to counter your case. Ensure you maximise your chances of success by engaging a specialist lawyer. Our team of experienced personal injury solicitors is here to guide you through every aspect of your compensation claim. From case initiation to resolution, we will negotiate on your behalf, assist in gathering evidence, and connect you with medical specialists for your injury – all under a Risk Free, No Win No Fee basis. Trust us to fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.

    Non obligatory, free case assessment

    Explore your path to justice with our no-obligation free case assessment. Take the first step to understand your legal options and potential compensation without any commitments. This complimentary case assessment is designed to provide you with valuable insights, allowing you to assess the strength of your case, potential outcomes, and the support available.

    When you’re ready for the next stage, our experienced personal injury solicitors are here to guide you through the process, ensuring you make well-informed decisions about your personal injury claim. Reach out by calling 02085787778 or fill in the contact form, and one of our friendly experts will get in touch with you.

    How personal injury solicitor can help you?

    Our dedicated personal injury solicitors extend a range of legal services to individuals who have experienced physical injuries resulting in amputation due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions.

    Legal Guidance

    We offer insightful legal advice on various aspects of your injury, including the legitimacy of your case and the potential compensation you might be eligible for.

    Claim Administration

    Our personal injury team will manage your claim from start to finish, which involves handling paperwork, liaising with insurance companies and other involved parties, and steering negotiations for a settlement or representing you in court if needed.


    We will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your injury, identifying liable parties, and collecting evidence to strengthen your claim.


    In case your matter proceeds to court, our personal injury solicitors are poised to represent you in front of a judge and jury. They’ll articulate your case persuasively, advocating for the compensation you rightly deserve.


    Beyond legal proceedings, our solicitors passionately advocate for you, ensuring that you receive the necessary medical treatment and support crucial for your recovery.

    What makes a personal injury serious?

    Your personal injury claim is a serious injury if it affects you for a long time. Since amputation is a permanent injury, you will need ongoing medical treatment. A large loss claim changes your life. When you become seriously injured you will incur huge medical bills. If the accident was not your fault, you should not have to pay these. Our personal injury lawyer will help you get your money back and your claim may even stop the accident from happening to someone else.

    Sometimes named as a ‘catastrophic injury’, you can also file a claim for this on the behalf of a child under the age of 18 years.

    Is there a time limit on making an amputation claim?

    If you or your loved one has experienced amputation due to someone else’s negligence, you need to be aware of the time limits associated with making an amputation claim. In the UK, personal injury claims, including those related to amputations, are subject to a statute of limitations. Generally, the time limit for filing an amputation claim is three years from the date of the incident or the date when the injury became apparent. It’s essential to initiate the claims process within this timeframe to ensure eligibility. However, exceptions may apply in certain circumstances. Seeking legal advice of our experienced personal injury solicitors is key to understanding your rights and initiating the process within the prescribed timeframe.

    The costs of amputations

    Amputation costs are slightly different than a regular personal injury case because of the serious nature of the incident. Examples of the costs you might incur as an amputee include:

    • Costs of moving to a modified property or having special modifications made to your existing property
    • Potential for further amputations in the future
    • Your ongoing pain and suffering
    • Occupational therapy costs
    • The cost of your prosthetic limb
    • Appointments, travel costs, loss of earnings and loss of future income just as you might have with a less serious personal injury. On top of the costs of the amputation, these costs still apply.

    How much can a serious injury compensation claim earn?

    The situation and costs are different for each person. It is hard to put an exact price on your injury. Speak to our no win, no fee personal injury solicitors to discuss your case specifically. They are experienced in these cases and can give you an educated guess. We will ensure that you have free, impartial advice about claiming compensation.

    Your claim value is impacted by how bad the injury is, how much it interrupts your life, how much evidence there is, and all of the costs of amputation/s. If, for example, you can no longer work because of your injury, your claim will include that extra income loss.

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