Amputations

Injuries that result in amputation, whether they are caused traumatically or become necessary during the course of treatment, are life changing. This is not only for the injured person but also their family and friends.  The future can be uncertain and the impact the injuries will have on every aspect of the injured person’s life can be daunting.  At Barr Ellison we have established a wealth of experience in dealing with these types of cases.  Whether upper or lower limb, above or below the elbow or knee, we have guided many clients through the rehabilitation process to reach the best possible outcomes.

Close Links with Experts

Due to our close links with experts in the field, we are able to provide a tailored service dealing with your individual needs – see How Osseointegration Works, for example.  No two cases are the same and every client has different priorities.  With our focus very firmly on early rehabilitation, we aim to make quick progress with early instruction of a case manager to set up a multi-disciplinary team of rehabilitation providers.  This often involves early discussions with the Defendant insurer about long term needs and establishing that the case should be conducted under the Serious Injury Guide, of which we are a signatory.

Far-reaching Implications

An amputated limb can have far-reaching implications with issues such as phantom limb pain, skin-grafting issues and pressure sores to name but a few.  However, there is often a significant psychological element to these cases which should not be underestimated and also needs addressing as early as possible.  This can include, for example, PTSD from the incident itself or adjustment disorders and depression arising from the injuries.

Long term needs

In the long term, there are likely to be additional needs in terms of housing, employment, prosthetics, treatment and care.  All of these issues, and many more, need to be considered before settlement of your claim.  Our expert lawyers are adept at identifying and incorporating these risks into any settlement achieved.

With the experience and knowledge to guide you through the legal process as you undergo what will likely be a lengthy rehabilitation process, we can work together to ensure both your immediate and long-term needs are met.

Free Initial Legal Consultation

Come and talk to us. It’s worth meeting us. You’ll find us sympathetic, keen to help and with a wealth of experience. The initial consultation is free and you will be advised on the merits of your claim, the likely compensation you may receive and methods of funding litigation. Our priority is to ensure that you have a clear understanding of your claim, the procedure that we will adopt to pursue your claim and the potential level of compensation (as well as the challenges involved in achieving it).

For more information and advice, call 01223 417200 (Parkside office) or 01223 411315 (Addenbrooke’s* office) and ask for a member of the Personal Injury team. Alternatively, why not pop into our office at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital* Concourse – we are opposite Barclays.

The Personal Injury Team
Our team has experience in multi-million pound actions for head injury victims. We handle claims arising from road traffic accidents, accidents at work or even through criminal injuries. These are very complex cases and it is important to have the necessary experience and expertise in dealing with such cases from start to finish. Members of our team are recognised lawyers in this field and we are also on the Headway and Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT) list of recommended solicitors.

Court of Protection Deputyships
Some injuries will result in a loss of mental capacity to manage ones own affairs. We have experienced deputies that can protect your position both during and after the resolution of your claim. We can assist with the application for Deputyship to the Court of Protection and provide all necessary support during this difficult period. Our Court of Protection Deputyships page demonstrates our expertise in this area and how we can help you.

Funding
We are able to provide you with clear and concise options when deciding upon how to fund your claim for compensation. It is important that the wrongdoer is principally responsible for your legal costs and we advise on how best to achieve that We will advise you whether you have a suitable legal expense policy in place or alternatively we are able to offer ‘no win, no fee’ arrangements.

* Barr Ellison supports the invaluable work undertaken by the Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust. We will not accept instructions to pursue claims against Addenbrooke’s or any part of the NHS.

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