Amputation claims in the Borders

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Thompsons solicitors in Galashiels and Peebles

At Thompsons Solicitors , we have a team of amputation injury claim lawyers who share a commitment to ensuring that pursuers receive every advantage and possible assistance in their fight for the full compensation they deserve for their injuries.

From our Borders office, we make it our priority to ensure your claim is fully investigated and that the causes and circumstances of your accident are established. We will then make an in-depth assessment of the short and long-term impact of your injury, strive to prove conclusive liability for your accident and, ultimately, we will aim to settle your case for the maximum sum of amputation injury compensation possible.

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When assessing your case, our amputation claim lawyers in the Borders region will take full consideration of all your medical, care, treatment, rehabilitation, equipment and home adaptation needs so that these are accounted for if and when you receive settlement. We also work diligently to ensure that you are compensated for any lost earnings, past and future. Furthermore, if you have any urgent or pressing needs that are placing you under financial burden, we will, when possible, seek to arrange for interim payments of compensation so that you do not suffer unduly in the short term.

If you or someone close to you has sustained an amputation injury as a result of an apparently negligent road user, employer or medical care provider, it may be possible to claim compensation. For more information, speak with our specialist amputation claim solicitors today by calling us on 0800 0891 331. Thompsons, your number one choice when claiming compensation for amputation injury in the Borders.

When can you claim?

If you have sustained an amputation injury that falls into any of the following categories, you may be able to claim compensation:

  • Transtibial (below the knee amputations)
  • Knee disarticulation
  • Gritti-Stokes (through the knee amputations)
  • Transfemoral amputation (above the knee)
  • Lower limb amputations
  • Foot amputations
  • Toe amputations
  • Hip disarticulation (removal of the entire leg)
  • Hemipelvectomy (removal of part of the pelvis)
  • Upper limb amputations
  • Hand amputations
  • Partial hand amputations
  • Finger amputation
  • Wrist disarticulation
  • Transradial amputation (below the elbow)
  • Transhumeral amputation (above the elbow)
  • Shoulder disarticulation (complete arm)
  • Forequarter amputation (removal of shoulder blade and collar bone)

Furthermore, if the injury occurred in any of the following settings, you should consider the possibility of claiming against the negligent party's liability insurance:

  • The workplace
  • On the road
  • At a school or other educational institution
  • On the sports field
  • At a sports or leisure facility
  • In a hospital or other clinical/care facility
  • In a public building or civic centre

Although accidents on the road and in the workplace make up for the majority of amputation injury claims, there are also many incidents that are attributable to negligence in a medical or care setting. These include the following:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to properly treat diabetes
  • Failure to properly treat vascular disease
  • Failure to properly treat an ulcer
  • Failure to properly treat an infection
  • Surgical error

No Win No Fee Amputation Claims in the Borders

Thompsons work to ensure that you can make a claim for amputation injury compensation in the Borders regardless of your financial circumstances. This is why we have a No Win No Fee claims structure in place that means you incur no financial risk at all: you only ever have to pay our legal fees and costs in the event your case is a success. There are no hidden costs if your claim is unsuccessful.

We aim to keep the compensation claims process simple and hassle-free, and to settle your claim in the quickest time possible for the maximum possible compensation.

Talk to Thompsons on 0800 0891 331 to begin your journey towards compensation for amputation or the loss of a limb.

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