Loss of Limb Compensation
Amputation Solicitors specialising in both traumatic and surgical amputation claims
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Amputation Compensation Claims Solicitors

Our specialist Amputation Solicitors can assist you if you need legal advice seeking Loss of Limb Compensation. At Brian Barr, we have over 60 years’ combined experience helping with serious injury compensation. 

We understand it is more than the physical amputation and removal of part of the body, but the life changing physical and emotional changes that go along with amputation.

Traumatic events that cause limb loss can impact a person’s physical independence as well as their mental health. If you have suffered an amputation as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you are entitled to Loss of Limb Compensation to help recover the losses you have suffered and provide support for the challenges ahead.

Talk to one of our expert Amputation Claim Solicitors today to determine if there is a case to pursue. If we think we can win, we are willing to take on your case on a NO WIN NO FEE basis.

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How can you claim Loss of Limb Compensation?

Our highly experienced team of amputation solicitors will be there for you through this challenging time, fighting your corner and ensuring you get the compensation you deserve to move forward. Whether you have suffered a limb amputation through a traumatic injury following an accident at work or as a result of a motor accident, or you have experienced amputation due to medical negligence where an operation went wrong and you suffered serious complications during surgery, we can help. Every amputation claim is different – everyone has their own unique set of circumstances, but what will always remain constant is the compassion we have for our clients. Our team is sympathetic and are always here to listen to your needs to enable us to advise on the best way forward.

Deciding to make a personal injury claim for Loss of Limb Compensation following an amputation is not easy and neither is your new journey. We will fight for your right to obtain the appropriate level of financial compensation to include the support and rehabilitation to get you on your road to recovery. As experts in this area, we work closely with other specialists who deal with amputation cases daily, including physiotherapists, orthopaedic consultants and prosthetic specialists, and also counsellors who can support you in this new chapter. 

Give us a call and we will do the rest for you.

What compensation can I expect after an amputation?

Everybody has their unique road to recovery following an amputation, depending on the impact of their injury and what this means for their current and future situation. At Brian Barr we will take the time to understand your individual situation and as experts in this area, we can advise on the long-term effects and the support you may require.

When seeking Loss of Limb Compensation, losses are broken down into:

  • General damages – compensation for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity that you suffered due to injury itself.
  • Special damages – compensation for any ‘out-of-pocket’ expenses that you have incurred as a result of the injuries caused by the negligence, such as loss of earnings and care and assistance. Future losses that you are going to face due to the negligence are also compensated for. These include, future loss of earnings, care that you may now need and future expenses that you will incur due to the injuries caused by the negligence.


Following an amputation, we will generally look at claiming financial compensation for:

  • Rehabilitation and physical treatment to aid with recovery 
  • Prosthetics and considering specific requirements like appearance, comfort and other lifestyle options
  • Home adaptations so that the return home can be as comfortable and straight forward for you 
  • Healthcare support and the cost of further medical treatment and associated costs for hospital stays and medical professional visits
  • Counselling or other emotional support services needed to get back to everyday life 
  • Loss of current and future earnings if you are no longer able to work to the same capacity or if you have been out of work due to circumstances
  • Current and future care costs (including if family members are no longer able to work in order to care for you)

Is there a time limit to making an Amputation Claim?

If you suffered an injury involving an amputation in England or Wales, it is important to start the claim process within 3 years from either the date of the injury or the date when you discovered the extent of the injury. The latter may occur after the date of the accident. 

However, under certain circumstances, you may be eligible for an extension on the time limit. To ensure that you start your claim in a timely manner and receive the compensation you deserve for your amputation, contact our Amputation Claim Solicitors at Brian Barr today.


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From birth defects and disease to traumatic injuries, there are many reasons as to why someone may lose a limb. Complications can arise from medical illnesses and surgery. Sometimes the only viable option is to amputate.

Most of the clients we represent come to us following a road traffic accident or an accident at work which has unfortunately resulted in surgical amputation. Whether it is from an injury suffered during military combat, a car or motorbike accident, or a complication following an operation, Brian Barr Solicitors can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Some of the common types of amputation we see include:

  • Above-knee amputation
  • Below-knee amputation
  • Arm amputation
  • Hand amputation
  • Finger amputation
  • Foot amputation, removing part of the foot
  • Toe amputation

Recovery after amputation is a long journey and can often feel lonely. Prosthetic rehabilitation can help restore your independence, however it can be a frustrating process.

Prosthetics have many benefits such as increased mobility, improved appearance, more functionality and independence, as well as reduction of phantom leg pain. Nevertheless it is important to ensure that advice on prosthetic limbs is specific for your body and your needs as there are also disadvantages associated with having a prosthetic fitted such as skin irritation and discomfort, joint and tendon problems and also fatigue.

A successful amputation compensation claim can make a significant difference to your future life, therefore it is important to speak to a specialist as soon as possible who understands your case and the impact your accident has on your life. Physical and mental recovery is critical and you will need a substantial claim to help you on your road to recovery.

Despite recent health and safety measures and legislation,serious accidents in the workplace are unfortunately still commonplace. This is particularly prevalent in the construction industry or in environments where heavy machinery is used. The most common work accidents that result in amputations include: 

  • Crush injuries occur when a body part is subjected to force or pressure, such as getting fingers caught in machinery or having a limb crushed by a large object. 
  • Work vehicle accidents can be injuries from being knocked down or run over by a forklift truck, tractor, van, lorry or other vehicles can result in loss of limbs.
  • Construction accidents can also occur from incidents with machinery, vehicles, falling objects, heights and more can lead to amputation injuries on building sites.

Speak to our Amputation Claims Solicitors today if you have been involved in an accident at work that you believe was someone else’s fault. We will give you peace of mind and guide you through the process of claiming the compensation you are entitled to.

Like any type of operation, an amputation carries a risk of additional problems directly related to the loss of a limb.

  • Phantom limb pain is a real sensation that originates in the spinal cord and the brain. It is pain that feels like it’s coming from a body part that’s no longer there. The severity of the pain can vary. It can often feel like a burning or aching pain, a throbbing sensation, or an itching or tingling feeling coming from the missing body part.
  • Stump pain can arise from rubbing or sores where the stump touches a prosthetic limb, or from nerve damage during surgery and the development of neuromas.
  • Heart problems and other cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks are common amongst amputees due to the increased psychological stress that they face.
  • Patients with a lower extremity amputation have a higher risk of developing a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) because of immobility and physical inactivity and associated increased venous pooling in the residual limb.
  • Slow wound healing and wound infection is common and may necessitate re-amputation, potentially exposing a vulnerable patient to further serious complications.
  • Pneumonia, an infection in the lungs, is also common after surgery.

At Brian Barr we are a dedicated team who are passionate about helping our clients in a caring, understanding and professional manner. We pride ourselves in providing expert support and advice in your time of need and know that there is more to an amputation than a physical loss of limb.

An amputation often follows from a traumatic experience, especially if it was caused by an accident due to someone else’s negligence. Many amputees suffer from PTSD, which could include panic attacks and flashbacks during the day, or nightmares that affect the quality and quantity of their sleep, and it is important to get professional help for your mental health too.

About 30% of amputees are troubled by depression. Decreased self-esteem, distorted body image, flashbacks and PTSD, increased dependency, and social isolation are also common following an amputation.

It shouldn’t be forgotten that when a person loses a limb, the people who are close to them are also impacted. Relationships change and family members can struggle too, especially if they have to suddenly take on the role of primary caregiver. It is important for the whole family to get support from a mental health counsellor or professional.

We specialise in assisting claimants throughout England and Wales with personal injury and insurance claims. At Brian Barr, our Amputation Claim Solicitors will offer you peace of mind throughout the whole process. If you have a valid legal expenses cover policy, you can likely fund your claim through it. We can also provide support to claimants through our No Win No Fee guarantee.

Contact our Amputation Solicitors today

At Brian Barr, we provide support to clients all over England and Wales who have experienced serious injuries and are seeking compensation.

Our team of Amputation Claims Solicitors have extensive experience in representing amputee clients and are well aware of the physical and psychological impact of such trauma. We ensure that both aspects are taken into consideration when making compensation claims.

Our offices are located in Manchester, but we also work with clients throughout the North West, including Leeds, Liverpool, and Sheffield. Regardless of your location, our team is ready to assist you. Our specialists, including Steven Akerman, Philip Cohen, and Alex Cohen, have a long standing track record of securing high value settlements for clients.

If you have suffered an amputation and believe that you are entitled to compensation, we encourage you to contact our team of experienced serious injury solicitors without delay. Our personal injury solicitors are committed to obtaining the best possible outcome for your claim and have the expertise to guide you through the process.

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