Amputation Claims

Losing a limb or digit in an accident as a result of someone else’s negligence is undoubtedly a life-changing incident that will have both a physical and psychological effect on the amputee. You have a legal right to make a personal injury claim if the accident that led to your amputation was caused by another party’s negligence; something JMW Solicitors are able to provide expert assistance with.

If you or a loved one has suffered an amputation and you feel it could have been avoided, call JMW’s personal injury team today. We are here to provide legal advice and expert representation for those looking to make a claim. Simply call 0800 054 6078 or complete our online enquiry form and a solicitor will be in touch.

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What Our Clients Say
  • If I need any further legal advice in the future, I will definitely be calling up JMW Solicitors!

    “I have worked as a paint sprayer for more than 26 years, when one day, the grinder in our workshop jammed and was forced out of my hands.  It caused a deep laceration to my left wrist and sliced my abdomen, leaving me in need of hospital treatment and a spell of time off work to recover. 

    “I decided to make a claim and was put in touch with JMW Solicitors, where Anna Ozarowska-Roberts handled my claim.  Anna was great to deal with and never left me in any doubt that I’d get a good result on my claim.  Anna kept in touch with me throughout the case, and was quick to let me know when she had any information about how my claim was progressing.  She always kept me informed with what the next steps were, what would be needed from me and what I could expect to happen. 

    “As well as claiming for my injuries, Anna Ozarowska-Roberts helped me claim back the wages I’d lost after needing to take time off for my injuries to heal, and the expenses I’d had as a result of having to seek treatment in a hospital.  I didn’t realise I’d be able to do this when I first made a claim, and it was really helpful to have that extra information from Anna, letting me know exactly what I could claim for. 

    “Anna negotiated a higher settlement for me than had originally been offered, one that we both felt was right.  I was delighted with all her hard work in resolving my claim.  She’s done me proud and if I need any further legal advice in the future, I will definitely be calling up JMW Solicitors!”  



  • "I spoke to Jemma Goldstone and from the word go, she was absolutely brilliant"

    “My wife and I had booked a holiday to Turkey that we’d been really looking forward to, but instead, it turned into the holiday from hell as I suffered food poisoning whilst we were away.  I found the hotel had very unsanitary conditions; one side of the restaurant was open, next to the pool, with all the food laid out next to trays, without any lids on them to cover them up.  We didn’t know how long the food had been out, and when we’d tried it, it was often lukewarm. 

    “I’d started to feel ill from the second day, but two days before the end of our trip, I ate a burger off an outdoor hot plate that formed part of the hotel’s outdoor catering facilities. It made me feel extremely ill and ultimately that night, I had to be taken to hospital and spent the night in hospital, on a morphine drip. 

    “I wasn’t able to enjoy the rest of our holiday at all, and felt ill the entire way home.  Two days after we returned to the UK, my wife and I discussed things and I decided to see if I was able to seek legal advice for my illness.  An online search revealed JMW Solicitors and I got in touch with them. 

    “I spoke to Jemma Goldstone and from the word go, she was absolutely brilliant.  All her correspondence to me throughout my claim was first class.  She was able to put both mine and my wife’s mind at rest whenever we had a question.  We were concerned we’d be charged, but Jemma’s letters explained everything, assuring us of the position and that there would be no up front costs. 

    “Jemma has guided us through every step of the case really well, in a way that felt very straightforward and made things easy to deal with.  She told me if I needed to fill in any forms, when I would need to go and be examined by an independent medical expert and made things very clear.  I was happy with how long it took her to settle my case for me, and she ultimately got me back the cost of the holiday and our spending money, with a little more besides.  I’m really happy with the service I had, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend JMW and Jemma to anyone who’s found themselves suffering from the symptoms of food poisoning abroad thanks to the poor facilities offered by their hotel.”  

  • “I suffered a neck injury whilst a passenger on a bus.  I wasn’t considering making a claim initially, but then my partner noticed I was still in pain and suffering from some residual problems, so did a little online research, and found JMW Solicitors. 

    “I dealt with three solicitors at the firm, with Sam McElroy bringing my case to a conclusion.  It was a pleasure to deal with Sam.  He always kept me up to date, passed me on information over the phone, or via email, about where my case was up to.  I’d never have to call or chase him. 

    “Sam was very friendly and helpful.  It felt as though he genuinely tried hard for me, and Sam’s attitude was that he really wanted to help me get as much as possible, and push for me.  If ever I needed to make a decision, things were always explained well.  I knew what my options were in a situation and could easily make a choice. 

    “I was really happy with the settlement Sam got for me, and I’ve actually already recommended Sam and JMW to other friends who’ve needed help.  It was really good to deal with Sam, and my general overall experience was very satisfactory.”  

  • Raana has been totally professional and helpful

    Raana has been totally professional and helpful throughout my fifteen month compensation claim against the defendant.  I received regular updates on how my case was progressing and always felt that she was always available at the end of the phone or by email if I had any questions. My compensation amount was much higher than I anticipated and I was extremely happy with my award. I would not hesitate recommending the services of JMW Solicitors to friends, family and anyone else.

  • "Raana has always been responsive and sympathetic"

    "After suffering from a trip and fall injury I was put in contact with JMW Solicitors via one of the legal portal websites. I received very professional and courteous advice so I engaged them to handle my case.

    My solicitor at JMW, Raana Afsarpour, has been very effective at handling the case and I have felt very confident in JMW as a result of her attention. Although the case was quite challenging at times Raana has always been responsive and sympathetic.

    My case has now been successfully resolved and I am very pleased with the result.

    I would definitely recommend JMW Solicitors in the future."


  • Thank you very much

    "Thank you very much for your help in settlement of my claim. Please also send my regards and thanks to Angela. Your friendly and professional advice has been much appreciated. Wishing you all the best."

    Ms C

  • I would just like to thank you

    "I would just like to thank you for all your hard work in getting me a happy result. I know it's your job, but I appreciate it was potentially a tricky one to tackle, I didn't find any other solicitors prepared to take the challenge!"

    Ms C, Warwickshire


Amputation Claims In More Detail

A person’s life can change dramatically after undergoing the amputation of a limb or digit. If the amputation was a result of someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation, which will help you and your family adapt to your new circumstances.

The amputation of any limb can affect the victim and their loved ones in many ways. Aside from the emotional trauma associated with amputation, many people suffer physical pain, with issues such as phantom limb pain, contracture, necrosis and chronic neuroma all being cited as common problems for amputees.

What’s more, after their accident, an amputee may be unable to carry out their job, or unable to work altogether. An amputee will also require specially adapted items to assist them in their everyday lives, from kitchen implements to automatic cars. The family home may also need to be adapted to ensure that the amputee is able to navigate it properly.

The aim of a compensation claim is to put the injured individual back into the position they were, or as close as possible, prior to the accident. In the case of an amputee, this means securing the appropriate medical aides and equipment to enable them to lead a fulfilling life.

Science and medicine is evolving rapidly and there are prosthetic devices and medical equipment available to help an amputee adapt to their situation. The JMW team work with you to find the most suitable medical treatment, regardless of its cost or how readily available it is, and seeking compensation ensures that an individual has the funds to get the very best medical treatment and equipment both now, and in the future.

Ultimately, a compensation award means that the financial toll an amputation may take is removed, ensuring the victim and their family can get on with their lives. 

  1. How Much Can I Claim?

    The amount of compensation awarded for an amputation is determined by which limb or digit  has been lost, how many you have lost, and the psychological and financial impact the amputation has had on your life. Evidence will be required from various experts including a prosthetics expert to confirm the number of prosthetic devices required, cost for each device and how often each device will need replacing.

    A claim for prosthetics in amputation claims is likely to be very significant. For this reason, it is difficult to determine exactly how much compensation you will receive until the expert evidence has been finalised. However, our interactive compensation calculator can be used to determine an estimation of the amount you could be compensated for the personal injury element of your claim. It will not, however, take into account the cost of any financial losses suffered as a result of the accident including prosthetics which may be the most significant part of the claim.

  2. Why Should I Make a Claim?

    Making a claim for compensation after you have been involved in an accident can help you and your family adjust, and deal with a life post-amputation. Compensation helps you to benefit from the latest medical treatment, the newest prosthetic devices and the very best rehabilitation. It will also help to support you and your loved ones if you are unable to work as a result of your injury.

Why Choose JMW?

The team of solicitors at JMW are experts in personal injury, and we pride ourselves on our proven record of winning cases for victims of serious accidents. We have undertaken many claims for individuals who have undergone an amputation, whether a terminalisation, a single-limb amputation or multiple-limb amputation, so we understand the issues that these complex claims present and the needs you will have in the future.

We will work with you closely every step of the way, professionally and sensitively, to deliver the very best outcome for your circumstances.

JMW is committed to providing comprehensive, superior quality and practical legal advice, whatever your circumstances are. When making a claim for compensation we will take into consideration every detail of your injury, how it will impact on you and your family throughout your lives, and ensure you receive compensation to reflect this.

We have been praised by independent legal guides, the Chambers and Partners Guide to the UK Legal Profession and The Legal 500, for our personable attitude and expertise in serious injuries.

Talk to Us

To start the claims process, call us today on 0800 054 6078 or fill in our online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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