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Professional, specialist legal advice in the event of an amputation
Losing a limb through amputation will have a significant impact upon your life. That's why it's important to get the right legal advice from an experienced specialist in complex injury claims. We can help you assess your circumstances and claim the right level of compensation for your future needs.
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How do amputations occur?
There are many ways that an amputation can occur. If it happens as a result of an accident or fall, you may be entitled to claim for compensation if someone else is partly or fully to blame.
If you have suffered an amputation as a result of medical or hospital treatment, our Medical Negligence team can provide you with the legal advice that you need. The medical causes of the amputation might include sepsis or misdiagnosis among others.
What are the legal implications of an amputation?
An amputation can affect your life in many ways.
- Loss of income if you are unable to work or have to change careers
- Increased costs if you need specialist accommodation, vehicles or changes to your home
- Rehabilitation, treatment and ongoing care may be required at different stages of your life
- You are likely to experience significant psychological distress at your change of lifestyle
We can help you assess your needs for your life after the amputation, to help you plan for the future and secure the right amount of compensation to fully address all of these factors.
When can I make a compensation claim for amputation?
In most cases, claims need to be made within three years from when you either suffered the injuries, or from when you first discovered them. If you are claiming on behalf of a child, you have three years from their 18th birthday to make a claim.
We strongly recommend that you get advice as early as possible and we can advise on the best time to start the claims process based on your circumstances.
How is legal advice funded?
There are various options of funding for claims. Many of our cases are funded using Conditional Fee Agreements, also called a ‘No Win No Fee’ medical negligence claim. Under this agreement, if you do not win your claim, you pay nothing. We can review and discuss the funding options available to you and help you decide on the best route to take.
How can Switalskis help me?
An amputation will affect your lifestyle for the rest of your life so it's vital that you get the right legal advice from an experienced specialist to ensure that you plan fully for every stage of your future. Our director, Mark Hollinghurst has a very strong record of helping clients move forward and of securing vital interim payments to help get prompt treatment and rehabilitation.