Whiplash Claims

We specialise in helping victims of whiplash injurys claim the compensation they deserve

Amputation Negligence

Medical negligence can lead to life-changing conditions, including the loss of a limb. You don’t anticipate that when you entrust your health to the expertise of the medical profession that the result will be amputation but this devastating outcome is all too real for The Medical Negligence Experts clients who have asked for help claiming compensation.

What is Amputation Negligence?

Losing part of your body due to negligent care is something no patient should ever have to suffer. Medical negligence implies this situation was avoidable, and caused entirely by a failing, or several failings, of the staff providing your diagnosis and care.

The fact that limb loss from clinical negligence makes up only a small proportion of the number of medical negligence claims processed every year is of little comfort to someone who has suffered this way. Amputation affects every aspect of a person’s life. They and their family have to cope with the stress of lengthy physical and mental rehabilitation, and having to adapt their lives to cope with their physical limitations. For some patients this can also mean having to give up their career and retrain in a new field.

Causes of Amputation from Medical Negligence

There are two main medical reasons behind the majority of amputations due to medical negligence: misdiagnosis and mistreatment.

Misdiagnosis can include instances such as an undetected infection which leads to sepsis and loss of blood supply, or cancerous cells which are not detected in initial tests; while mistreatment can include surgical errors, inadequate post-surgical care, or conservative treatment of an infection when a patient should be referred for specialist care. All of these are real examples of cases in the UK where people have sought – and obtained – financial compensation for amputation negligence.

Types of amputation can range from a digit amputation where an entire finger or toe, or the tip of one, is removed, to a pelvic or shoulder disarticulation where the whole leg or arm is removed together with part of the pelvis and shoulder.

Amputation Compensation Claims

NHS figures show that between 5,000 and 6,000 amputations are carried out in the UK each year. The majority of these are related to progressive conditions such as diabetes, but some stem from medical negligence.

The Medical Negligence Experts understand that while your situation may appear similar to another person’s on paper, every patient is unique in the way their lives are affected by their amputation, in the nature of their rehabilitation, in their support network, and in how they approach their changed situation.

How Can We Help?

Our amputation claims solicitors obtain compensation which you can use in a variety of ways to help you move forward with your life, including privately funded rehabilitation, loss of earnings, adaptions for your home or a move to somewhere more suited to your needs, specialist sporting prosthetic limbs, mobility aids, and adapted cars.

Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today and let us start you on the path to a brighter future.

Whiplash Claims

The bulk of UK personal injury claims involve whiplash claims; with thousands of people regularly receiving compensation as a result of someone else’s negligence. If you’ve suffered a whiplash injury, you could make a claim with our expert whiplash solicitors today. 

Our friendly network of solicitors are vastly experienced in helping victims of whiplash make claims for compensation on a No Win No Fee* basis.

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is most commonly associated with car accidents, with the force of impact causing the victim’s neck to jerk and ‘whip’ with such ferocity that it causes injury. The full extent of this injury can manifest itself in multiple ways:

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Insomnia
  • Pain in other limbs
  • Muscle spasms
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Swelling and numbness

These symptoms can vary from person to person depending on the specifics of the accident, and this is also true of the time it can take to notice the real effects. In most cases it can take up to 12 hours or more before the victim can start to feel discomfort. Depending on how the injury has affected your ability to go about your everyday life, you might be able to claim for multiple damages.

How much could I claim for my whiplash injury?

While it is difficult to give each claimant a definitive figure of how much they could claim before knowing the full particulars of their accident, there are guideline amounts which judges use to decide how much compensation to award. However, these figures don’t take into account special damages for out-of-pocket expenses e.g. Travel expenses, loss of earnings, bonuses, household costs, medical treatment, special care etc.

The following figures are a snippet taken from the twelfth edition of the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases and could be conservative if you have extra losses to add-on top of this:

Severe Neck Injury (I, II & III) – £36,740 to around £119,900

Injuries such as fractures or dislocations, or serious soft tissue damage and or/ ruptured tendons which lead to permanent disability. As well as injuries including incomplete paraplegia, permanent spastic quadriparesis, limitation of movement and/or severe headaches.

Moderate Neck Injury (I, II & III) – £6,380 to £31,130

Soft tissue or wrenching-type injuries, or severe disc lesions resulting in cervical spondylosis, limitation of movement, permanent or intermittent pain, stiffness or discomfort. Fractures or dislocations causing immediate symptoms and which may require spinal fusion.

Minor Neck Injury (I, II & III) Up to £1,705 – £6,380

Soft tissue injuries where a full recovery ranges from a few months to one or two years.

What Now?

With the help of The Compensation Experts, we can make sure you receive the payout you deserve. Whether this is to cover loss of earnings, travel and medical bills, treatment and more, we are here with you every step of the way. Our friendly and experienced agents will be able to tell you in a matter of minutes whether you have a valid claim.

Use our contact form, Freephone number or live chat facility to receive assistance today!

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    Am I eligible?

    If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.

    Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.

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    How much could I claim?

    As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.

    Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.

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    How does the process work?

    We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.

    Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.

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