The number of people in Ireland who have an amputation is estimated around 4,500. The majority of these amputee cases are due to medical reasons including diabetes, vascular, cancer tumours and meningitis and some are from birth and others from accidents such as road and farm machinery accidents.
Cases we have seen and assisted with over the years have included transtibial (below the knee) and transfemoral (above the knee) amputations, and people suffering upper limb amputations of fingers, hands and arms. Clearly these types of injuries are life changing and traumatic both physically and mentally and touch upon people’s personal identity.
Compensation for limb loss can be very significant depending on individual needs and requirements. Equipment including prostheses and assisted living care costs may all be claimed to assist the individual living their day to day life as well as with rehabilitation. In appropriate circumstances a loss of earnings claim may also arise in addition to compensation for the actual pain and suffering.
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If you have suffered loss of a limb that was not your fault, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. It is important you seek advice as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. We believe in putting you our client first and we are committed to achieving the best result possible while all the time remaining sensitive to your needs. Please feel free to reach out to us below and will be pleased to discuss your case and offer no obligation advice.