Amputation compensation claims
Learn more about amputation compensation claims below. For more information about personal injury claims, see our full Resource Library
Suffering an amputation can have a significant affect on all aspects of your life. Our specialist solicitors have a wealth of personal injury claims experience and can help those who have lost a limb get the compensation they deserve to help them through such a distressing and traumatic time.
Amputations can happen from a range of different accidents, including:
- Medical negligence
- Road traffic accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Military accidents
Whatever the circumstances of your accident, if it was caused due to the negligence of another party – either an individual or an organisation – then you could be entitled to make a No Win No Fee claim for compensation.
Due to the severity of the injury, compensation payouts for amputation can be substantial. Those who suffer loss of limb require compensation not only for the significant pain and suffering the injury causes, but also the dramatic effect it has on their day to day life.
From no longer being able to work to making structural changes to their homes, ongoing treatment and rehabilitation costs and the psychological trauma of losing a limb.
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We understand that the process of readjusting to life after an amputation can be difficult, not only for the amputee but also their family. There are many parts of the amputee’s life which require consideration, including the need for a suitable prostheses to enable those who have suffered a loss of limb to return as close as possible to the same lifestyle they enjoyed before the accident.
Changes often need to be made to the amputees home in order to make it more suitable to their condition, which can be very expensive.
Also, those who have lost a limb face a lot of challenges in maintaining or gaining employment – which can lead to further financial losses. They may have to be re-trained in order to move into a new career or help and assistance to ensure their current employer makes the necessary changes as per the Disability Discrimination Act.
How much compensation can you claim for an amputation?
Settlements for amputation compensation claims are among the most substantial personal injury claim payouts.
When you begin your claim with us your solicitor will handle the negotiations for you and will let you know as early as possible what your potential payout could be.
An amputation claim typically includes compensation for damages such as:
- Loss of earnings
- Medical expenses
- Care costs
- Travel expenses
- General damages (pain and suffering)
As all personal injury claims are different, it is not possible to provide an accurate amount on how much your amputation claim may be worth without knowing the full circumstances of your accident.
However, we can use past payouts and industry guidelines to give you an idea*:
Foot amputation – £64,000 – £152,750 (Amputation of one or both feet as a result of accident.)
Leg amputation – £75,100 – £215,000 (Amputation of one or both legs as result of injury.)
Finger amputation – £3,000 – £69,330 (Amputation of one or more fingers.)
Hand amputation – £46,300 – £151,250 (Amputation of one or both hands as result of injury.)
Arm amputation – £74,200 – £227,250 (Amputation of one or both arms as result of injury.)
*please note that these figures are purely an estimate
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