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Amputation is the removal of a limb or body part, usually through surgery, but sometimes as a result of a trauma such as an accident.

Complex cases require expert solicitors

As a general rule, surgical amputations are carried out only if absolutely necessary and medics will do everything they can to avoid having to remove a body part. Sadly, sometimes there is no other option.

Traumatic amputations sometimes occur during a catastrophic accident – typically road traffic accidents, on a construction site, military incidents or accidents at work involving dangerous machinery.

Thompsons’ team of serious injury solicitors has years of experience in dealing with compensation claims involving all types of amputation. We offer the support, assistance and specialist advice that other firms cannot.

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Amputation Claims Scotland

Thompsons' personal injury solicitors in Scotland are experienced in making high-value claims for clients who have suffered amputation injuries. Our expertise covers more than just claiming compensation, our years in this field mean we have built up strong relationships with specialists in numerous related fields.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Starting a claim can be daunting, so our team of solicitors has answered some of the most frequently asked questions relating to amputation injury claims. Find out about Thompsons No Win No Fee package, time limits, and whether you might be eligible for an interim compensation payment.

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Amputation Claim Case Study

Amputation injury claims are complex and the outcomes for you as a claimant will depend greatly on the expertise of your legal team. Thompsons believes passionately that claimants who have been injured should receive the most comprehensive damages package appropriate to their needs, both in the immediate aftermath of the accident and into the future.

Thompsons solicitors seek expert witness evaluations and evidence to support our client's claims and to ensure their needs and requirements are fully assessed and the costs calculated. Read our case study to see how we worked for one amputation injury claimant.

Prostheses and Amputation Injury Compensation

There is a world of difference between a cosmetic prosthetic limb or a basic wheelchair available on the NHS and the types of advanced prostheses and mobility equipment available with private funding. Thompsons amputation claim solicitors make it a priority to seek the best outcomes possible for our clients and this may mean seeking damages to cover the cost of advanced prostheses, surgical procedures and equipment.

Click here to find out more about prosthetic limbs and the process behind establishing suitability.

Rehab and Retraining Following Amputation

The goal of all therapies following an amputation injury is to enable the patient to regain as much function and become as independent as possible. The costs associated with specialist amputation injury rehabilitation can be high, so Thompsons strives to ensure clients receive appropriate compensation packages to cover the specific types of care they require.

Read our guide on rehab and retraining following amputation injuries for more information

Types of Compensation for Amputation Injury

Your package of compensation will include sums for pain and suffering, and financial losses and expenditure. The calculation of the combined amount will cover a wide variety of factors from the severity and extent of your injuries to the loss of future income and costs of specialist equipment and care that you may require.

Find out more, including information about Thompsons' No Win No Fee package, by clicking through to our Types of Compensation page.

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