Amputation generally affects the legs, arms, fingers, feet, or toes. Lifestyle changes are often needed to adapt to reduced mobility or hand function. It takes time to adjust, both physically and emotionally.

Patients can suffer financial losses, such as loss of earnings because of time off work. It is often not easy to meet bills for adaptations at home and to pay for specialist equipment. You may need amputation compensation for extra help and support at home, as well as private rehabilitation and medical expenses.

Artificial limbs and equipment, provided by the NHS or social services are not always adequate. This can apply particularly for children and patients who previously led a very active life. If you are wealthy, then you will be able to purchase private prosthetics. However, such things are very costly and beyond the reach of most people. Private prosthetics offer more sophisticated artificial limbs with various options for different activities. Such options can help a patient to continue their previous hobbies and work activities.

Amputation claims for compensation can be brought in clinical negligence if amputation has occurred because of mistakes. Errors in care could include the following:

  • a mistake by a surgeon when carrying out an operation.
  • a failure of a doctor to recognise that there is reduced blood supply to a patient’s limb.
  • failure to refer a patient for surgery in time to avoid amputation.
  • poor diabetic care. This can happen when a toe, or foot, ulcer has not been treated adequately by a GP or nurse. This can lead to gangrene and amputation.

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Our amputation & Limb Loss claims expert:

Matthew Brown

Senior Legal Executive

How Medical Solicitors Can Help You

We have been supporting and winning compensation for our clients for over two decades. Operating throughout the UK, we have a team of 15 friendly staff, made up of qualified solicitors, legal executives, legal assistants and administrative staff who are here to listen and guide you through your clinical and medical negligence claim.
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What’s Our Process

Medical Solicitors operates very differently from most other law firms. We won’t ask you to sign a contract straight away. First, we will take the time to understand your case, gather information, advise on the way forward, and if we believe you have a claim, offer a No Win, No Fee agreement.
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    A claim starts with a no-obligation chat. We want to understand your case and if we can help. This can be done by email or telephone whichever you prefer.
  • We Advise

    We will advise you on the way forward. Whether that is raising a complaint with the health provider initially, or proceeding straight to obtaining medical records.
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    A senior member of our team will review your case and decide if we can further investigate your claim for you.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are our most frequently asked questions about amputation & limb loss claims: