Amputation compensation claims

Get in touch today

Request a call back


0800 044 8488

Understanding amputations

An amputation is the loss or surgical removal of a limb or other part of your body. Sometimes this is a necessary surgical procedure following a trauma or infection in the best interests of a patient – for instance if the limb is irreparably damaged or to prevent the spread of infection.

We’re here to help. You can call us on 0800 0448488 or email or request a call back

Your rights and eligibility

Any scenario where an amputation results from someone else’s negligence could make a compensation claim valid.

That may include a serious injury, such as:

  • a road traffic accident – as the driver, passenger or a pedestrian
  • an accident at work, usually involving dangerous machinery or dangerous substance(s)
  • an incident involving a mismanaged animal

Or medical negligence, such as:

  • a mistake during surgery
  • the wrong limb being amputated
  • failures in managing diabetes
  • avoidable infection from surgery such as gangrene
  • failures in the management of an infection, sepsis or meningitis
  • late diagnosis of cancer

An amputation is a life changing injury. If any of the above happened to you, you may have a valid compensation claim.

How can compensation help?

Although compensation can’t undo an amputation, it can help you avoid financial hardship as a result of your amputation and help you live as full and independent a life as possible. This could be:

  • assessments by independent medical experts
  • access to specialist treatments, equipment and rehabilitative support that may not be available on the NHS
  • any necessary medical, treatment or therapy
  • rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • modern, quality prosthetics
  • house adaptations
  • vehicle adaptations
  • a care plan
  • help with getting back to hobbies

A compensation claim can also help you get answers about the cause of your amputation and get accountability for what happened.

Trusted expertise

As expert solicitors focusing on serious injury, medical negligence, mental capacity and education, you can trust us to get the best results for you.

We know how hard it is to deal with the harm you or a loved one has suffered. We’ll support you with empathy every step of the way.

We can help you on a no win no fee basis, meaning you don’t need to worry about funding legal costs

Our support doesn’t end after a claim. We can help you with your financial affairs after settlement and introduce you to charities and organisations that might be able to help you going forward.

Choosing a lawyer for your amputation claim

Claiming compensation for an amputation is a specialised area and your choice of solicitor can make a big difference to your future.

Our specialist personal injury solicitors will work with you to understand all the needs you may have now and in the future as a result of your amputation – and what help could be available.

Please contact our friendly team today for a friendly, free initial chat and we would be happy to advise on your options further.

Client stories

Charities we work with

The Limbless Association is the largest civilian limb loss charity in the UK. Since it was established in 1983, it has worked with amputees and sector professionals to offer information, advice and support for amputees, their family and friends and professionals.

We’re proud to support its mission through the provision of high-quality legal advice to volunteers and service users who have lost limbs due to medical negligence or a negligently-caused serious injury.

Our partners

Get expert help with an amputation claim today

Speak to an expert today to discuss your claim. 

Amputation compensation FAQ’s

Compensation for injuries resulting into an amputation can run into hundreds of thousands or even millions of pounds.

The amount of money you receive depends on a number of factors including the:

  • specifics of the incident and what amputation it led to
  • long term impact of the amputation on your life
  • severity of any ongoing pain
  • cost of equipment or prosthetics you may need as a result
  • value of any loss of earnings
  • level of house/vehicle adaptations required to get you back as close as possible to where you would have been had you not suffered your injury.

Special damages are very individual and intended to cover the potential losses and costs your amputation may lead to in your specific case. General damages, which are intended to compensate for pain and suffering, are paid in addition to special damages.

Request a Call Back

If you would like us to call you back to discuss a potential claim, please complete the form below and a member of the team will call you at a time convenient to you. We are in your corner and ready to help. Alternatively, you can contact us by email.

Callback Form
Your Name
Your Name

please note we will call back to help during office hours which are Monday to Friday 9am until 6pm