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After having an amputation, a person’s life experience will most definitely have changed. There are usually new medical requirements and costs which come along with having an amputation. Compensation can help alleviate the financial burden and ensure that you get the best treatment possible. 

A lot of amputees will need specialist care for the rest of their lives so it is important to consider the future and all possible implications when making an amputation claim. 

 To learn more or to start your claim, get in touch with our expert team on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online. 

Amount of Compensation

The amount of compensation you could receive is primarily based upon the severity of your injuries as well as the impact that these injuries will have upon your ability to function long-term. For example, the amputation of a finger or the thumb could result in compensation between £1,760 – £72,330. The loss of an arm through amputation could result in compensation between £76,650 – £109,330.

To find out more about compensation amounts for specific injuries, visit our compensation calculator.

Compensation can also cover additional costs relating to your accident/injuries, what is known as special damages. Special damages could cover treatment, a loss of earnings, travel expenses or other similarly related costs. The best way to understand how much compensation you are likely to be owed is to speak to a personal injury solicitor who can assess your case more closely.  

Reasons for Amputation Claims

An amputation claim can arise from a number of very different circumstances, some of which are detailed below: 

  • Medical or clinical negligence e.g. a delay in diagnosing an infection in the leg
  • A catastrophic accident at work e.g. involving fault machinery
  • Car accidents involving passengers and drivers or pedestrians
  • Motorcycle accidents 
  • Machinery accidents
  • Crushing accidents 
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Long-term Consequences of Leg Amputation

Some of the immediate and disabling implications of a single or double limb amputation are simple to understand. However, there are some other long-term symptoms which also impact upon people who have had an amputation: 

  • Phantom limb sensation 
  • Stiffening and swelling
  • Soft tissue damage due to poor blood supply
  • persistent nerve pain
  • Psychological damage including depression and/or anxiety
  • Sleep disturbance

Compensation can take into account the psychological impact of your physical injuries and the trauma that has resulted due to the accident. 

First Personal Injury understands that the process of losing a limb or other part of the body is incredibly stressful and traumatic. Therefore, we want to take the legal burden away from you and your loved ones. We will explain the process to you and update you at every stage of your case but the responsibility for forwarding your claim will primarily be ours. 

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Making Personal Injury Claims

If you have had to have an amputation due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. 

First Personal Injury works with both families and individuals across England and Wales, leading them on their legal journey and helping them claim compensation after an accident or injury. 

To learn more or to start your claim, get in touch with our expert team on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online. 

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