Amputation Compensation Claims

The amputation of any body part represents a serious injury.  Even amputation of one finger can have a catastrophic effect and prevent you undertaking your pre-accident employment or from pursuing your normal hobbies and activities. Many amputation injuries can affect every aspect of daily life and make what were previously straightforward tasks extremely difficult.

Such injuries can also result in significant symptoms of anxiety and distress, not just from the traumatic circumstances of the accident but also the cosmetic effects and the long-term restrictions that arise.

At Sintons our personal injury specialists have a wealth of experience in pursuing accident compensation claims arising from amputation injuries and will ensure that every step is taken to provide the maximum level of support. This will include the provision of a rehabilitation assessment at the earliest possible opportunity and intervention by appropriate specialists to identify your immediate and long-term needs.

We will also identify the most effective prosthetic aids that may be available to enable you to regain as much independence as possible and to allow you to pursue your hobbies and interests. Significant developments have occurred in this field and numerous prosthetic aids can now be produced to allow a variety of activities to be undertaken.

It is noteworthy that Sintons solicitors have provided, for one of their clients, who lost his arm in an accident at work, one of the most technologically advanced bionic hands, which recreates the natural hand movement patterns, where the thumb, index and middle finger are actively driven while the other fingers follow. This prosthesis has the so-called smart thumb and multiple grip options, plus an innovative wrist that flexes, stretches and rotates to reflect your wrist’s natural movement. Moreover, this hand uses multi-axis movement patterns to promote natural body posture.

It is also worth mentioning that, recently, one of the largest suppliers of highly advanced prostheses introduced functional finger prostheses based on the American Naked Prosthetics to the UK, and Sintons’ client was the first person in the UK to use this state-of-the-art technology.

The victim suffered a traumatic amputation of two fingers and was referred to one of the best medical centres specializing in prostheses. Initially, the use of only a high-quality cosmetic prosthesis was considered, however, the solicitor in charge of the case also decided to investigate the possibility of using a functional prosthesis.

After several meetings at the clinic, the American prosthesis was sent to England, and then, after adjusting it and optimizing its function, it began to be used by the injured person who quickly began to perform dexterous movements and activities such as stacking cups and grasping various objects.

Sintons specialists know very well that, when suffering from a life-changing amputation, it is imperative that victims have access to the most effective prostheses available, to enable them to regain as much independence as possible. Significant advances are now being made in the field of functional prostheses and Sintons solicitors are working hard to ensure that their clients have access to the most up-to-date technology to help them get their lives back on track. Therefore, Sintons Law cooperates with the country’s best providers of rehabilitation services and prostheses for upper limbs, lower limbs, fingers and thumb.

In addition, we will ensure that every aspect of your life is taken into consideration and compensation obtained to allow you to get your life back on track. This depending on your needs may include:

  • Interim payments during the course of the case, which will enable you to cover current expenses until the end of the case;
  • Provision of specialist aids and equipment;
  • Private rehabilitation;
  • Adaptations to your existing property or, if necessary, provision of alternative accommodation;
  • Therapy with a psychologist, specialists from the pain clinic and other experts;
  • Specialist transport if required, adapted to the needs of the injured person;
  • Employment rehabilitation and support., assistance in acquiring additional professional skills enabling employment.

In matters of Romanian clients, handled by Sintons law firms, a Romanian compensation specialist is also involved, who maintains regular contact with the victims.

All personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.

To find out more about our legal assistance services in Romanian language, please contact us on our free telephone number 0800 046 1549.

Our Romanian specialist in personal injuries can offer free initial advice, with no obligation.