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Amputation claims

Amputation injuries can be both traumatic and life-changing. If you’ve suffered an amputation injury as a result of medical negligence, Slater and Gordon’s specialist legal experts can help get the compensation you deserve.

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What is a medical negligence amputation claim?

Suffering as a result of mistakes made by medical professionals can be devastating, especially if it leads to the loss of a limb. If a medical mistake has led to an amputation injury you may be entitled to claim compensation due to medical negligence.

Do I have a medical negligence amputation claim?

There are a number of ways you can suffer an amputation injury as a result of a medical condition which is unavoidable. However, there are times when amputation injuries could have been avoided if the condition was diagnosed and treated properly. Such mistakes include:

  • Failure to diagnose and properly treat sepsis or infections such as cellulitis or osteomyelitis
  • Failure to diagnose and properly treat conditions such as meningitis or encephalitis
  • Failure to diagnose and properly treat vascular disease or similar conditions
  • Failure or delays in diagnosing and treating cancer
  • Surgical errors
  • Clinical errors

In these situations, you may be entitled to make a medical negligence claim for compensation. Speak to one of our team on 0161 830 9632 or contact us online and we'll call you back.

If you’ve suffered an amputation injury as a result of a traumatic incident, such as a road traffic accident or accident at work you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation.

What are the most common types of amputation caused by medical negligence?

There’s no particular type of amputation injury which is most common. Amputation injuries can be anything from the tip of a finger or toe to a leg or an arm. Regardless of the type of amputation injury, if it’s been caused by the failings of a medical professional, you may be entitled to compensation.

How much does it cost to make an amputation claim?

The majority of our amputation negligence claims are funded by a conditional fee agreement, otherwise known as a No Win No Fee agreement. This means if you lose your case, you won't have to pay any fees and therefore, there’s no financial risk to you.

For further information, about No Win No Fee agreements, read our medical negligence fees page.

How much can I claim for amputation negligence?

Every amputation negligence case is different, and the final amount of compensation awarded will be based on the severity of the injury and the affect the injury has had on your life.

Additionally, you'll also be able to claim for any lost earnings, any long-term care, rehabilitation and any necessary house adaptations to maximise the chance of recovery and independent living.

To establish your full legal position, call us on freephone 0161 830 9632.

Can get help with costs before my case reaches a conclusion?

When suffering as a result of medical negligence, it can also have a negative financial impact, for example, if you’ve been unable to work, you may have lost earnings, or you may have to pay for treatment, rehabilitation and medication. Interim payments are payments which can be made prior to your case reaching a final settlement to help relieve any financial burden. It can pay for private medical treatments and rehabilitation.

Interim payments are only available when the other side has admitted they were in some part to blame for the incident. We can help you secure interim payments. Contact us to establish your full legal position on 0161 830 9632.

How much time do I have to claim?

If you believe you have a claim, it’s important that you seek advice from a lawyer who specialises in medical negligence cases as soon as possible, as there are time limits in place in England, Scotland and Wales.

Generally, a claim should be made within three years from the date the negligence occurred or the date you were first aware that you had suffered a significant injury or illness due to negligence. However, there are exceptions.

To read more about the time limits of making a claim, please read our medical negligence FAQs or our medical negligence claims guide.

Why choose Slater and Gordon?

Not only do we have many years' experience securing compensation for medical negligence, we've also the utmost sensitivity to handle your case with great care.

We offer home and hospital visits and provide immediate representation and rehabilitation support.

Contact us on 0161 830 9632 for a free consultation to help you understand whether or not you have a claim.

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