If you have suffered a serious no-fault injury, we can help. Our lawyers can help you claim compensation for your amputation or loss of limb on a no win no risk basis
The legislation relating to amputation varies depending on where the procedure took place. For this reason, we have created separate pages with specific legal information for each jurisdiction.
Or if you would prefer to speak with someone immediately please call 1800 106 107 for free impartial advice.
Amputation or loss of limb claims
Amputation or the loss of limbs can cause undue financial pressure immediately after the accident. In addition to outlay on hospital and rehabilitation care, you will also need to purchase equipment to restore your mobility or limb function or install specialised equipment or modifications for your home.
Compounded by a loss of income – even if some of it is covered by life insurance – the economic toll on you or your family can be devastating. In many cases, compensation is available for you to cover these costs.
How much compensation can I get?
Each claim is unique and there is no set amount when it comes to personal injury claims therefore, we cannot provide a figure from the outset. However, we can estimate what a potential settlement could result in, using our industry-leading calculator.
Generally speaking, settlements for amputees can be among the highest of all personal injury claims. Therefore, we cannot provide a figure from the outset. This is due to the deleterious impact amputation has on your lived experience and ability to earn an income. For example, a wood-worker will need extensive retraining in a completely different industry.
Upon lodging a claim with us, your specialist lawyer will use the fullest extent of the law to argue for the highest amount of compensation you rightfully
As part of the negotiations, your lawyer will shed light on:
- Your ability to work, and how it affected your past earnings, and ability to earn in the future
- Total, permanent disability resulting in a life-long inability to work
- Extended disability and rehabilitation costs
- Costs and loss of income associated with career retraining
- The compensation required to lessen or nullify the impact of your injury expressed as a lump sum.
There may also be deductions to your compensation such as professional fees and disbursements. However, we will discuss these in more details when you call us.
Rehabilitation and medical expenses
Recovering after an amputation is usually a lengthy and tiring process. You will need to engage physiotherapists and occupational therapists who provide you with exercise and treatment programs to speed up recovery.
You may also require repeat or lifetime prescriptions of painkillers. Your final settlement will cover your out of pocket expenses, and this sum will be considered by your specialist lawyer. In some cases, your lawyer may even try to arrange interim payments to cover immediate costs.
Adjusting to a new life
Returning home after a serious injury can cause pain and confusion. You will likely have to re-learn how to move around your house and make modifications to restore some mobility.
We understand modifications are costly options – some may even require planning permits from your local council. However, your lawyer will factor this into his or her determination for a just settlement.
Care needed and given
After your accident, you may require ongoing medical treatment like physiotherapy or doctor’s visits. These may be ongoing, and your lawyer will consider these costs when preparing your claim. If a family member has cared for you following your serious accident, it carries a monetary value. Travel time, fuel, lost income and other considerations all have a price which will be factored into your settlement by way of reimbursement.
To find out exactly what we will consider when negotiating your compensation claim, you may call us for free today.
Amputations and loss of limbs can occur in many serious and near-fatal accidents, such as workplace accidents, extreme sports accidents, road accidents and medical negligence. Medical malpractice is a common cause of serious injury. If your injuries are due to medical negligence, we understand this is a tough process to deal with. We can assist you if you have suffered the loss of a limb due to preventable medical error.
Claiming on behalf of a loved one
If you would like to claim on behalf of a loved one who might have just experienced losing a limb, our specialists can give you the advice you require to make a successful claim on their behalf.
Whether you are a family member or friend, we can assist in preparing compensation claim on behalf of an accident victim, a personal injury specialist will guide you through the process, giving them the restitution they deserve.
If you have any further questions, you can consult our serious injury claims experts for free advice, or start your claim online.
What to do next
Amputation or the loss of a limb due to negligence or a no-fault accident can change one’s life instantly. This may result in huge ongoing rehabilitation costs, retraining for a different career, and modifications for your home to restore mobility. If you or a loved one has suffered such trauma you may be entitled to claim compensation.
The experts at Millner and Knight can make a broad assessment of your eligibility for claiming compensation. They will inform you of your rights and eligibility for a claim and please rest assured there’s no obligation to proceed with your claim past your initial consultation.
You can talk to our legally trained advisors about your injury for free by calling us free on 1800 106 107.
Why Millner and Knight?
We are committed to getting you the maximum compensation for your injuries. Every day we help people who have suffered an injury through no fault of their own start their journey to compensation. When you call us, we’ll never ask or pressure you into starting your claim with us. You will receive expert legal advice from someone who has experience in cases like yours. At the end of our phone call, it’s up to you whether you decide to take things further or not. If you wish to proceed, we can provide you with first-class legal representation anywhere in Australia.