Amputation Compensation Claims
Comment from a recent client:
“I am really grateful that I instructed them to work on my personal injury case and I have now been awarded a substantial amount of compensation for my injuries and my financial losses. Levenes are also people who bring perfect family atmosphere, and after our journey they are like family to me.”
Loss of Limb Compensation Lawyers
No amount of money can ever make up for the loss of a leg or arm. Traumatic amputation is a devastating event. Whilst can replace what was lost, we provide a service which enables our clients to receive compensation for their pain and suffering and financial losses following an accident that was the fault of someone else.
It is bad enough that you are dealing with pain and coping with the consequences of the injury, the added stress of dealing with a possible claim only adds to what you are going through. Levenes Solicitors will take you in their hands, deal with the legal process and enable you to concentrate on putting your life back together.
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Why choose Levenes?
Focused solely on helping personal injury victims
We work diligently for our clients to help them put their lives back together and at the same time obtain the maximum compensation. With us on our side, you can expect:
- Over 100 years of combined experience – We have proven results; we are lawyers who fight for you with a record of success.
- Strong litigators – We are not afraid to take your case to court if we have to. We stand up for the rights of the injured and not for the rights of the big corporations.
- Empathy – We pride ourselves on our compassion and understanding and we are easy to talk to. We always put your interest first and we treat you as our family.
- A personal approach – Your case will be handled directly by one our partners with support from our team of lawyers.
- A tailor-made approach – Every client is treated individually and not as a number, to achieve the best possible result that you deserve.
- Clear communication – We talk to you in a down to earth way. We avoid legal jargon unless it cannot be avoided, and if so, we explain things clearly and simply.
- Maximum compensation – We have the courage to fight for what you are entitled to.
- Full attention – We have the resources to focus on every detail of the case and consider every angle. We do not spread ourselves too thinly – you deserve our full attention.
Adapting to life after the loss of limb
After the loss of a leg or arm, you need the right advice, expert help and support to enable you to make the best of life that you can. The early days after amputation are the toughest of times and that is when you need expert help. We will work for you to get you the right help, advice and support that you need.
Amputation cases are complex. Every avenue needs to be explored, from the most obvious, such as getting the right prosthetics to other practical issues such as transport and adaptations to your home. We work with you to address all the issues putting together a team of specialists supporting you and putting you at the centre of all that we do. There will be decisions that you will need to make about what is right for you, but you are not alone – you will be supported throughout the process.
In some cases, limbs have to be amputated because it is immediately obvious that the injuries are so serious that the limb cannot be saved. In other cases, amputation may be elective, where the decision to amputate is not easy. In those cases, advice of the team is even more important before an irreversible procedure is undergone. Psychological counselling is essential.
It is important to consider the full implications of the amputation with the client but also with their loved ones who are also affected greatly by the loss of limb. The full impact of the loss and the implications for how life will look for clients and their family’s needs to be properly assessed.
We do what it takes to get you the best outcome
At a very early stage we work with third party insurers to arrange for an independent immediate-needs assessment of your needs. This is the best way to tap in to the resources of the insurers, who can then provide funds to pay for essential equipment, adaptions, a suitable vehicle and other vitally important support to enable you to live as independently as possible. The package of support you need will normally be coordinated by a specialist case manager whom we appoint to work for you.
At this early stage, you do not want money worries to cloud your mind as you go through your rehabilitation. Getting an early interim payment can take the worry of how you will manage away so that you can focus on your recovery.
We will put together a team of professionals who will enable us to evaluate your claim and ensure that we recover for you your full entitlement to compensation.
The sort of experts that will be needed include:
- Orthopaedic Consultants
- Consultants in Rehabilitation Medicine
- Psychologists and/or Psychiatrists
- Prosthetics Experts
- Pain Management Experts – to advise on how to treat and manage phantom pain following the loss of a limb
- Occupational Therapists
- Experts in adaptations for motor vehicles
Our solicitors have a wealth of experienced in dealing with amputation compensation claims and will look after your interests by negotiating and if necessary, litigating your claim so that you get the compensation that you deserve. Whilst we will always seek to achieve a negotiated settlement whenever possible, if necessary we are ready to take your case to court.
What sorts of claims are made following loss of limb
Your award of compensation will be made up of various parts.
Pain and suffering and loss of amenity – an award can be claimed for the injury itself with awards of up to £264,500 for the above knee amputation of both legs. This award is not intended to be for financial losses.
Prosthetics – The cost of prosthetics over a long life time can be the single largest item of the claim. Several prosthetics are likely to be needed, for everyday use as well as sports and hobbies. Special prosthetics can be supplied for running, skiing, cycling and swimming if you are a sporty person. Spares should always be available, as from time to time, your prosthetic may need an MOT! The technology in this field has developed enormously. Prosthetic legs these days are fitted with sensors and motors that even mimic the operation of the muscles as you walk. In some cases, the prosthetic is fitted directly to the bone of the lost leg through a process called osseointegration. What is right for you, is something that will be discussed with the expert team.
Care and assistance – even with the best prosthetics, you are likely to need some help. it takes more effort to walk with a prosthetic leg and fatigue is likely to have an impact. You will want to enjoy your life to the maximum and if the chores of daily day life sap your injury, then you should claim for help with shopping, cleaning, cooking and other day to day chores. Every case is different and what you need is what we will claim after detailed discussion with you and advice from the expert team. As you get older, you may find your need more and more help and this is a factor that is taken in to account.
Medical Treatment and Rehabilitation
Cost of Accommodation – It may be that with some adaptations you do not need to move. You can claim for the cost of those adaptions, for example if you need a lift to be installed or a bathroom converted to a wet room. However, it may be a better option to look to move to single storey accommodation. We will advise you on your options and what you can claim.
Past and future loss of earnings and loss of pension – if you cannot return to your old job, then the possibility of retraining will be considered. Whatever you can or cannot do, a claim for loss of earnings and pension loss, will be quantified.
Transport and other expenses – you may need your car to be adapted or a bigger car, for example if you need to take a wheelchair with you, depending upon how mobile you are and how long you can use your prosthetics every day. There can also claim for fitness equipment, and other aids and appliances.