We act for people who have lost limbs through injury or medical negligence.
Any limb loss will impact on daily activities and may also have significant psychological impact. Difficulty returning to work or carrying out caring responsibilities are some of the possible life changing effects.
Children who have lost limbs may need extra help with education, physical activities, and socialising.
We support you through the process of bringing a claim, to enable you to obtain much needed compensation to adapt to life with these injuries. Our expertise is recognised by legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers UK We are also signatories to the Serious Injury Guide.
If you or a family member has suffered limb loss through an injury or negligent medical treatment, please contact us to discuss how we can help.
Situations in which we often assist
Partial or full loss of a limb can occur as a result of a negligently caused accident or through a poor standard of medical treatment. Sometimes there was a failure to provide treatment that would have protected the limb.
Limb loss can also occur as part of a more complex set of injuries, such as neurological (brain) injuries. In these cases, it is necessary to understand fully how all of the injures together have affected a person’s life.
Some of the ways in which the amputation of a limb may be caused, include:
- Road traffic accidents
- Accidents in the workplace or other places outside the home
- Failures in treatment of meningitis or sepsis
- Failure to adequately treat thrombosis
- A delay in the diagnosis or treatment of vascular disease
Your case will be investigated by our specialist lawyers, led by a partner. This typically involves working with experienced experts (such as orthopaedic surgeons, accident investigators, orthotics and prosthetics specialists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists) to understand your injury. We consider how the injury was caused and its impact on your life.
We also calculate the amount of funds required to put in place an individualised package of high quality care and support.
Compensation may also be claimed for losses, such as lost earnings or pension.
Limb loss is an area in which there are rapid technological developments. Claims for compensation may include state of the art prosthetics, including skin matching cosmetic covers, and specialist limbs for activities such as sports.