Traumatic amputation


Traumatic injury is a leading cause of amputation in people aged 50 and younger. Road users such as pedestrians, cyclist and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable, as are those working with equipment and machinery.

Types of traumatic amputation

We’ve helped our clients and their families to overcome the challenges of all manner of limb loss and other amputations including transfemoral, transtibial. upper limb amputations, transradial and transhumeral amputations.

Getting the right help

If you or your family are affected by a trauma of this nature, you will need help and support at the right level. We will provide guidance and support every step, answer your questions and help when difficult decisions need to be made. Our amputation lawyers will also help you get back on to the right path, so that you can continue to live your life to the full. We specialise in ensuring our clients are awarded the maximum compensation they need to look after them for the rest of their lives. We have a record of taking on the most difficult of cases, when other lawyers have failed, and bringing them to a successful conclusion.

How we can help

Our help typically includes swift liability resolution, access to specialist rehabilitation and prosthetic solutions, early interim payments, care, equipment, employment, adaptations and where required, new homes. Our help often extends beyond the lifetime of the case. With the help of our team and our amputation experts our amputee clients have been helped to regain their confidence and mobility and take advantage of rapid advancements in prosthetic technology.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

A traumatic amputation is the loss of a body part, such as a limb, finger, or toe, as a result of a traumatic injury. The injury may occur suddenly, often in a violent or traumatic event such as a car accident, explosion, or industrial accident. In some cases, the amputation may occur at the time of the injury, while in other cases, the injured limb or body part may need to be surgically removed later.

Traumatic amputations can have a significant impact on an individual’s life, both physically and emotionally. They may require extensive medical treatment, including surgery, physical therapy, and rehabilitation to learn how to use a prosthetic limb or adapt to the loss of the body part. In addition to the physical challenges, traumatic amputations can also lead to psychological trauma and emotional distress.

The severity of a traumatic amputation depends on several factors, such as the location of the amputation, the type of injury, and the extent of the damage to surrounding tissues and structures. In some cases, it may be possible to reattach the severed body part, although this is often difficult and requires immediate medical attention.

An individual who has experienced a traumatic amputation due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions may be able to make a compensation claim for their injuries.

In general, to make a successful traumatic amputation claim, the injured individual must be able to show that their injury was caused by the negligence or wrongful actions of another party. This may include a driver who caused a car accident, an employer who failed to provide adequate safety equipment, or a product manufacturer who produced a defective product that caused the injury.

If the injured individual is able to establish fault on the part of the other party, they may be able to recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to their injury. In some cases, the compensation may be awarded through a settlement negotiated with the responsible party or their insurance company, while in other cases it may be awarded through a court judgment.

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