Amputation Compensation Claims Lawyers Glasgow, Edinburgh & Dundee
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, and this has resulted in an amputation, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Approximately 5,000 amputations are carried out in the UK every year. The most common reason for an amputation is a loss of blood supply to the affected limb, accounting for 70% of all amputations.
There are various other causes of amputation including serious infection or trauma.
Amputation will most commonly involve loss of a limb e.g. arms, legs, hands, feet, fingers or toes. However, other parts of the body can be affected.
We understand that amputations are life-changing, and we can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to. We can assist in not only claiming for the pain and suffering you have experienced, but also for loss of earnings, and any future loss of earnings. We understand all of the ways in which you have suffered loss and may continue to suffer loss in the aftermath of your injury. We will fight to obtain the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to.
A number of different incidents could give rise to an amputation injury. These include: -
- Car accidents
- Accidents at work, for example, crush injuries or incidents involving machinery
- Chemical injuries causing severe burns
- Avulsion injuries e.g. dog bites
- Defective product liability
- Medical negligence– for example, failure to diagnose diabetes, surgical errors, development of infections whilst under the care of medical practitioners
Irrespective of what causes an amputation injury, the effect of losing a limb will be life changing and is likely to have a considerable impact both from a physical and psychological perspective.
At Calio Claims we have experience of dealing with amputation compensation claims. We were approached by our client after she sustained a traumatic injury to her finger which resulted in a fingertip amputation. We successfully settled her claim and secured the compensation she deserved.
Contact our amputation injury claim solicitors Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee
Early intervention is key to recovery for amputation injury claims and we can assist with your most urgent needs which may require obtaining what is known as an “interim payment”. This is an advance payment where liability has been admitted by the negligent party and is issued before the final compensation figure has been agreed or awarded.
We understand that there are likely to be lifelong effects of such a catastrophic injury and we are committed to assisting you with your current and future needs. Depending on your case, examples of longer-term needs could include: -
- Long term care and/or case management
- Ongoing rehabilitation
- Adaptations to your home or alternative accommodation
- Prosthetics and other specialist equipment
- Occupational therapy and/or retraining
- Psychological treatment
We will discuss the circumstances surrounding your claim with you and will explain clearly and concisely how best to proceed. We will also be upfront about how likely your claim is to succeed, any costs involved, and also whether we can offer to work on a no-win, no-fee basis.
To speak to a solicitor who can help you claim the compensation you deserve, call us now on 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our specialist team will get back to you right away.