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Amputation Claims & Compensation

Have you or someone you know experienced an amputation due to an accident in Northern Ireland? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury. At Paschal O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors, we are here to provide you the guidance and care that you deserve.

Contact us for a free consultation with a qualified solicitor about making an amputation compensation claim for a loved one or personally.

Amputation claim solicitors

The loss of one or more limbs can be devastating and life-changing. The trauma of amputation is only worsened if it comes as a result of an accident that was not your fault. Amputation can affect any limb or part of a limb including the fingers and toes. Sufferers may experience ongoing issues such as phantom limb pain and in some cases develop psychological conditions. An amputated limb might occur due to a road traffic accident, working on a building site or similar high-risk workplace or because of the negligence of a medical professional.

Paschal O’Hare Solicitors are experienced in pursuing claims for even the most serious injury. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and compassion whilst working towards securing compensation for the pain & suffering caused, in pursuit of the most comfortable standard of post-accident living. We also work with our network of specialists to ensure the amputee receives special damages which might go towards future care, prosthetics and travel.

Common Types of Accidents Resulting in Amputation

Amputations can be caused by a variety of accidents, including:

  • Workplace accidents involving machinery or equipment accidents or falling objects.
  • Road traffic accidents like car accidents and motorbike accidents.
  • Accidents in public places, typically involving slips, trips or falls.

This is by no means an exhaustive list. If you or someone you know were involved in a serious accident, please speak with our amputation claim solicitors today to find out if you’re able to claim.

Compensation for Amputation Claims

The amount of amputation compensation you may be entitled to will depend on a number of factors including the severity of your injury. Compensation can cover a range of costs such as:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Medical expenses
  • Cost of care
  • Pain and suffering

Please note that the exact amount you could receive will depend on the particulars of your case. Our website features a claims calculator that can provide you with a general idea of how much you could receive. However, it is best to speak with our solicitors directly as they will be able to provide you with a more accurate estimate.

Who Can Bring an Amputation Claim?

If you have suffered an amputation as a result of an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make an amputation compensation claim in Northern Ireland. This could include:

  • The person who suffered the amputation
  • A family member or dependant of the person who suffered the amputation.

If you are unsure whether you are entitled to make a claim, please reach out to our amputation claim solicitors and we’ll answer any questions that you might have. 

Why you could need a solicitor to assist with your amputation claim

There are a number of reasons why you might want the assistance of a solicitor when filing an amputation claim in Northern Ireland.

Firstly, solicitors who specialise in managing personal injury cases, including amputation cases, have a great deal of legal knowledge and experience. They are able to help you navigate the procedure and guarantee that you receive the just compensation since they are aware of the legal nuances involved in filing an amputation claim.

Second, solicitors can look carefully into the events leading up to your amputation. They can gather proof to back up your claim and demonstrate that the accident was not your fault, such as witness accounts and medical records. This can support your claim and improve the prospect of a winning lawsuit.

Thirdly, solicitors negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you receive a fair settlement. Solicitors are there to negotiate for the highest possible compensation by using their knowledge of the law and experience. This can be especially useful if the insurance provider is unwilling to make a reasonable settlement offer.

Last but not least, knowing that your amputation claim is being handled by a solicitor will give you peace of mind. As your solicitor takes care of the legal details of your claim, you may concentrate on your recovery and rehabilitation. This can be crucial for people who are coping with the psychological and physical effects of an amputation.

Why Choose Paschal O'Hare to assist with your amputation compensation claim?

At Paschal O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors, we understand that an amputation can be a life-changing experience, which is why we are here to help you through the injury claims process. We have over 50 years of experience assisting with amputation claims, so we can give you the support and direction you need.

If you have any questions, we offer a free initial consultation where we can discuss your case in detail and advise you on the best course of action.  Our team of experienced amputation claim solicitors will provide you with the support and guidance you need to make a successful claim. Call us today on 0800 020 9311 or fill out our online enquiry form.

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Amputation compensation claims in Belfast and Northern Ireland FAQs

The severity of the amputation, its effect on your quality of life, and the expense of medical care will all impact how much compensation you can receive for an amputation claim. Our solicitors can assist you in negotiating a fair settlement and estimating the worth of your claim.

In Northern Ireland, the time limit for making a personal injury claim, including an amputation claim, is usually 3 years from the date of the accident. Please note that there are certain exceptions to this rule, so  it’s important to consult with our solicitors as soon as you can to make sure you don’t miss any deadlines.


In the event that the opposing party contests liability or a settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, it is possible that your amputation claim will need to be settled in court. However, most amputation claims are settled out of court. Our solicitors will give you an idea of whether your claim is likely to go to court and we’ll be able to guide you through the entire procedure.

You could be eligible to make a claim for lost wages if your amputation prevents you from working. This can include wages from the past and the future. Our solicitors can help you understand how loss of earnings may impact your claim and we will ensure that you receive the full amount of compensation you’re entitled to.

If you’re unsure whether you have a valid amputation injury claim, it’s important that you speak with one of our experienced solicitors. We’ll review the specific circumstances surrounding your case and provide guidance on whether you have a valid claim.