Amputation compensation claims

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The best advice for amputation compensation claims

‘The effects of an amputated limb can be devastating physically, psychologically and financially’

If you’ve had one or more limbs, or part of a limb amputated following an accident or negligent medical treatment, you’ll naturally be worried about how it will affect you and your family life. Getting the best advice about making an amputation compensation claim can make a big difference to the quality of your life, now and in the future.

We’re amputation compensation claims experts

Our legal specialists have many years of experience dealing with amputation compensation claims. We understand the importance of looking to your future needs and covering all the areas that will improve your quality of life, including:

  • Helping you achieve a more independent lifestyle. Your amputation claim will involve careful assessment of your needs for adaptations to your home and specialist equipment.
  • Contacting experts to provide the best advice on your rehabilitation and long term care needs. We will put you in touch with occupational therapists, physiotherapists, case managers and prosthetists who specialise in amputation cases.
  • Making sure your compensation award provides long-term security. Find out about specialist wills, trusts and effective tax planning.

Royds Withy King has specialist solicitors who are very experienced in dealing with amputation cases.

You may have had to undergo an amputation of one or more of your limbs or fingers following a traumatic impact resulting from an accident where somebody else was to blame. This might be a road traffic accident, accident in the workplace or it might be the unfortunate result of complications arising from what was thought to be less serious injury sustained in an accident. Royds Withy King’s specialist amputation lawyers will be able to guide you through the process of making a claim for compensation when you have suffered an amputation caused by an accident that was not your fault.

Our specialist team has excellent relations with leading rehabilitation and treatment experts in this field. We will consider your individual needs and instruct the appropriate medical experts to carry out an assessment. To help you receive the best possible care and rehabilitation, we may introduce you to a specialist occupational therapist, physiotherapist, case manager and/or prosthetist. We will seek guidance from specialist care experts who will advise on the care and equipment you will need to facilitate your independence. We have strong relations with architects who are experienced in assisting with personal injury claims and ensuring your home is adapted appropriately for your long term needs.

We can secure interim payments for you whilst we handle your compensation claim to ensure you are able to enjoy a high quality rehabilitation package. We will consider whether your future needs are better suited to one lump sum compensation payment or annual periodical payments and advise you accordingly.

Our credentials

“What the team is known for: Somerset-based practice that comes recommended for its focus on spinal cord and brain injuries. Also offers niche expertise in areas such as fatal accidents and animal cases. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They are all very approachable and friendly, and I think that’s the culture that exists throughout the firm. They are a close-knit team.” “They have that mentality of looking after the client first as opposed to their own interests. They always do what’s best for the client.” Notable practitioners: Stuart Brazington (Band 1) offers particular expertise in serious spinal cord and brain injury cases. According to one interviewee, he “knows his cases extremely well” and “has good judgement about which points are likely to be important.” Mark Hambleton (Associate to watch) covers a broad range of personal injury matters, including animal cases, sports injuries and motorcycle accidents. Sources describe him as “always very impressive” and note that he’s “very good with clients.””  Chambers 2017 Somerset

“What the team is known for: Outstanding personal injury practice adept at handling an impressive breadth of claims, including equine matters, industrial disease cases and cycling accidents. Notable expertise in chronic pain and fatal accident cases, as well as offering significant experience in catastrophic injury claims. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They were all empathetic but businesslike, and this formed absolutely the right mixture. Their advice was delivered to me in exactly the right way.” “They were brilliant and supportive.” Work highlights Acted for a professional jockey in a claim arising from a racing accident in Australia that resulted in complete paraplegia. The case was partially tried at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Advised the widow of a man killed by a bullock, bringing precedent-setting liability claims under the Animals Act. Notable practitioners: Ian Carrier (Band 1) offers extensive expertise in catastrophic injuries, with a particular focus on spinal and brain claims. Impressed clients describe him as “very experienced and knowledgeable,” and note that he “has a genuine interest in you as a person.” He is also praised for his creative approach to complex cases. Tracy Norris-Evans (Band 1) draws on a wealth of experience in severe injury claims, including paediatric cases and those involving complex neurological issues. She frequently acts as a trustee in high-value settlements. According to one impressed source, Helen Childs (Band 2) was “absolutely superb from the outset” and had “phenomenal attention to detail.” She is held in high regard for her focus on major asbestos-related claims.” Chambers 2017 Oxford and Surrounds

“Royds Withy King sits on the panels for the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum and Headway. Department head Louise Hart handles amputation, orthopaedic injuries, chronic pain, PTSD and facial injury matters. Stuart Brazington is also recommended.” Legal 500 2016 South West

“Royds Withy King, Tracy Norris-Evans is renowned for brain injury and paediatric work, and ‘shrewd lawyer and tactician’ Richard Brooks specialises in claims involving animals. Also recommended are Ian Carrier, who is adept in spinal injury claims; and Helen Childs, who leads the industrial diseases practice.” Legal 500 2016 South East

I really have to say the level of service was great! Louise Hart and her team really listened and understood my needs, sometimes better than I did myself, and that was very comforting. Louise Hart is absolutely amazing, very professional and informed. She also has a great way of dealing with people, making you feel at ease. I really don't think I would have had the same result with another firm.
Royds Withy King client


We will identify and instruct the best expert for your individual needs.    The specialist expert will consider your precise needs and will make recommendations for bespoke prosthetics for you.    This can mean that you are provided with a functional everyday prosthesis, a cosmetic prosthesis, a work prosthesis or even a prosthesis that can be used in the water.    We will request early interim payments to cover the cost of these prosthetics to enable you to test the prosthetics to ensure that they are the best option for you before your claim settles.

We will instruct a Care and Occupational Therapy Expert to identify what aids and equipment could be provided to you to enable you to return to as many pre-accident activities as possible.   We will also ask you whether you would like the support of a specialist rehabilitation service who can support you through your recovery with a multidisciplinary team approach including physiotherapy to help you regain your capabilities and confidence.

Many of our clients suffer from significant psychological effects following an amputation with a period of readjustment which can be a significant hurdle.    Many clients benefit from psychological therapy or support from a counsellor or amputation nurse.    We can request interim payments to pay for therapy which will help with psychological difficulties. Although some of our clients can be sceptical about such treatment the majority of our clients find it to be very beneficial to them.

We frequently instruct Accommodation Experts to advise upon appropriate accommodation for you.    The Accommodation Experts may become involved in identifying a new property for you or they may advise upon adaptations to your home which would assist you.    We would include a claim for any change in accommodation needs and adaptations within your claim.   Having the funds to pay for the most appropriate accommodation, care, aids and equipment and prosthetics can make a huge difference to the level of independence that you can enjoy.

We will support you with regard to your return to work whether it be returning to your pre-accident job or being retrained to undertake any new job.    We can instruct Vocational Experts to work with you in order to identify a new job that you would like to do if appropriate.   We would also ensure that consideration is given to any aids and equipment which you could be supplied with to enable a smooth transition back to work.

A claim must usually be submitted to court within three years of the date of the accident.
There are exceptions:

  • Date of knowledge;
  • Where a claim involves a child, court proceedings must be started 3 years from 18th Birthday.

The court has overriding discretion to allow court proceedings to start after the primary limitation period has passed.
If you think you have a claim, it is best not to delay. Enquiries need to be made and proceedings issued in Court within three years of the date of the accident.

Contact us to find out how our amputation claims experts can help you with your long-term needs, by calling 0800 923 2068 or emailing