Medical Amputation Claims

Losing a limb not only has a huge effect on an individual but also their loved ones. If you’ve undergone a medical amputation due to medical negligence, you could be entitled to make a medical amputation claim.

Our medical negligence team has unrivalled experience working with both adults and children who have suffered amputation as a result of medical negligence. We ensure that they have access to specialist support services and are helped to adapt to their changing circumstances as quickly as possible.


We understand that losing a limb can be a traumatic experience, affecting all elements of daily life, but rest assured our experts will fight hard to secure financial compensation that enables you to get specialist rehabilitation, support and any physical adaptations - whether to your home or vehicle - to help you to live comfortably and independently.

Thompsons has close working links with a network of dedicated client support coordinators, occupational therapists, prosthetic specialists and support groups who can aid your recovery and help you to maintain your independence post-amputation.

"The experts Thompsons brought on board helped me manage my condition and the personal service I received made me feel valued. They’ve supported me at every stage of my journey since my amputation." Matthew, our amputation client


1. What causes a medical amputation?

Medical amputations can happen as a result of:

• A medical professional failing to diagnose a medical condition, such as diabetes
• Developing an infection while in the care of medical professionals which results in the need for limb amputation
• Medical mistakes such as a surgeon operating in the wrong place

2. How can I start a medical amputation claim?

To begin a medical amputation claim with Thompsons Solicitors, all you need to do is one of three things, all of which are free and without obligation on your part:

• Call our experts on 0800 0 224 224
• Complete our free and no obligation Start a claim form
• Request for one of our experts to call you back at a time suitable to you.

3. How long does a medical amputation claim take to conclude?

There is no hard and fast rule on how long a claim takes to complete, but in general the more complex and serious your claim, the longer it will take. Thompsons Solicitors will always endeavour to conclude your claim in the quickest time possible.

4. How can I pay for my medical amputation claim?

Our medical negligence specialists will always be honest and upfront about legal costs, discussing the various options available to you. More often than not, we recommend a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as ‘no win, no fee’. This means that, should your claim be unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay a penny in legal fees. Our lawyers are happy to discuss this in more detail – call 0800 0 224 224.

If your claim is successful, the majority of the costs are recovered from the defendant’s insurer. The only cost to you is something known as a success fee, which is never more than 25 per cent of the total compensation. We will never take more than this amount, unlike some law firms who will take more.

5. Can children make a medical amputation claim?

Any child under the age of 18 who has had a limb amputated as a result of medical negligence can have a medical amputation claim made on their behalf by their parents or guardian. The child also has three years from the date of their 18th birthday to begin a claim themselves.

6. Are there any time limits around a medical amputation claim?

If you are over the age of 18, you have three years from the date that you could have reasonably known that your amputation was caused by medical negligence.

There are very limited exceptions to the three-year rule so don’t delay – contact our expert medical amputation lawyers today so that we can help you secure financial compensation and provide access to specialist support services so you can move forward in your life post-amputation.