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If you or a loved one has ever had to undergo the amputation of one or several limbs, you will know that it can be a very difficult time with life-changing consequences. There are many different illnesses, injuries and accidents that can result in amputation, but if the amputation is incurred due to a case of medical negligence – for example a missed diagnosis or a surgical error – it can be even more difficult to process.
Entrusting your care to a medical professional normally means that you can expect a high standard of medical care, but when medical staff at an NHS or private facility are negligent to a level that it contributes to, or directly causes, your need for an amputation, you should seek trusted legal advice from an amputation solicitor as soon as possible. While of course, any compensation secured from an amputation claim doesn’t undo the damage caused, it can be beneficial with helping you to deal with your new life circumstances and any ongoing support you may need.
The legal team at Hampson Hughes are experienced in dealing with amputation compensation claims, with our medical negligence team including amputation solicitors who have supported clients in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, London and all around the country. We have a caring and dedicated legal team who understand that this will be a very difficult time for you and your family and can provide you with the expert legal support you need at this time as you consider an amputation compensation claim.
Our legal team at Hampson Hughes includes experienced amputation lawyers who have represented many clients who have found themselves in this situation. They will be ideally equipped to advise you with regards to an amputation claim, to gather evidence on your behalf and ensure the best possible chance of an appropriate compensation award.
There are a range of different evidence types that could support a possible amputation compensation claim, some of the main examples of which include:
Medical Records: Of course, a patient who has undergone amputation(s) will have medical records. This is a fundamental evidence base that offers details of the patient’s entire medical history relative to the amputation claim they are seeking. These records can include details that indicate visits to medical professionals, diagnosis results, treatment options offered by experts, surgical notes, and even discharge papers. You should not worry if you don’t have immediate access to all your medical documents, because we will obtain those on your behalf.
Expert Medical Evidence: To secure a successful amputation compensation claim, our legal experts must prove that the amputation was caused by the negligence of a medical expert for the cases where we are assisting you to. Obviously, for this to be reliably proven, it would require the assessment of trusted medical professionals. Hampson Hughes will acquire medical reports from experts or appropriate support agencies to help support amputation compensation claims.
Relevant Medical Guidance: Though not applicable to all cases, this is another area that can offer evidence to support an amputation compensation claim. If you’re seeking compensation after you or a loved one required an amputation after a medical care process with well-documented guidelines and research, our professionals may seek to access and utilise credible medical journals that offer details of expected standards of care.
These are ideal for use in comparing the details of the medical care you received. This way, we will be able to identify any substandard medical care that you may have received, which can be categorised as medical negligence. Should our experts successfully link the medical negligence to the amputation you suffered, we will have a strong opportunity to prove your amputation compensation claim.
Witness evidence: We’ll have our expert amputation solicitors talk over your situation with you and put together an account of the impact the medical negligence has caused in further support of your claim. We will also speak to your loved ones too so they can also provide details as to the impact it has had on your everyday life. You can get in touch with us today to discuss this.
Receipts/invoices: Please ensure that you retain any receipts or invoices in respect of any expenses that have been incurred as a result of the negligence including prescriptions, equipment, aids, private treatment etc, as we will try our best to include within your claim.
Yes, there is a standard time limit of three years. This 3-year limit begins on the date that the negligence occurred. There may be exceptions to this rule so it is important that you do not delay getting in touch with us for specialist advice:
It may also be possible for a family member to act on behalf of those who are incapable of pursuing an amputation claim for themselves through mental incapacity. Talk to our solicitors here at Hampson Hughes and we will be able to provide one of our expert amputation solicitors to discuss the details of your case and offer timely advice on the legal options you can explore.
We understand that for anyone who has undergone an amputation, there will already have been a range of difficult consequences on your financial circumstances and ability to earn a living. With this in mind, the possibility of legal costs is a worry for many individuals and families.
Hampson Hughes want to reassure you that our amputation solicitors are fully qualified to advise you on choosing the ideal model for protecting your financial interests as you pursue an amputation compensation claim. For most cases, we recommend the No Win No Fee model, also known as the Conditional Fee Agreement. Considering that a Claimant’s condition will often impede their ability to work and earn as before, they will find the No Win No Fee terms ideal for protecting their financial interests.
With this model, you don’t have to pay anything before receiving your compensation and if the claim isn’t successful, there isn’t the risk of major legal bills for you to pay. Our reliable medical negligence solicitors will, after a careful legal evaluation of your amputation claim, determine whether you’re best suited to utilise No Win No Fee or another model. There are some cases when we advise a client to utilise an insurance policy and/or trade union membership that covers legal expenses.
We always consider our clients’ financial interests and recommend the terms that will best protect them. This follows an exploration of your case and evaluation of our claim models for a specific solution. Please get in touch with our specialist team today to discuss further.
The table below offers an approximate range of the compensation amounts you could receive but as you can see it is quite broad therefore it is advised to speak with our amputation compensation claim solicitors, who will have a chat with you on the details of your case. Below is an updated the guideline of current ranges of compensation for varying amputation compensation claims:
|Type of Injury
|Loss of index, middle and/or ring fingers
|Around £54,280 to £79,560
|Loss of one hand
|£84,310 to £96,150
|Loss of one arm above the elbow
|£96,150 to £114,810
|Loss of both arms
|£211,150 to £263,060
|Loss of one foot
|£73,620 to £96,150
|Loss of one leg below the knee
|£85,910 to £116,620
|Loss of one leg above the knee
|£91,910 to £120,530
|Loss of both legs
|£211,150 to £247,280
Our amputation lawyers have assisted clients from Birmingham to Bristol, Liverpool to Leeds, as well as in London and across the country, to successfully pursue amputation compensation claims. We can guarantee that our team of personable amputation solicitors are highly professional and sensitive to each client’s issues. We are always ready to speak to our clients and their families when they come to us seeking legal assistance to pursue an amputation compensation claim.
Hampson Hughes are dedicated to assisting amputation victims to receive maximum compensation for the losses following any medical negligence that led to the amputation they suffered. We are known for our commitment, personable touch our highly expert legal approach. You can get in touch with one of our amputation solicitors by phone, email or website form. This way, we can speak to you and you can tell us in detail about your particular claim.
If you make use of our Contact page today, we’ll be able to discuss with you the legal assistance we can offer. Hampson Hughes are ready to legally support and guide you on your claim through the free no-obligation consultation mentioned above. If you are seeking the type of legal service explained here, it would be advisable to take this opportunity to contact our team of medical negligence solicitors. One of our helpful legal professionals will be ready to talk over the details of an amputation compensation claim with you.