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Military Limb Loss Claims

The impact of losing a limb in military service is almost always life-changing. Our specialist solicitors have a wealth of experience in acting for service personnel and veterans in amputation claims.

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Causes of limb loss

Limb loss as a consequence of military service has a number of causes:

  • Injury suffered while on active duty
  • Accidents on training excercises
  • Other accidents such as falls, motoring and cycling collisions
  • Accdients which occur whilst off duty
  • Medical negligence

Life after losing a limb extends beyond initial recovery and rehabilitation. No two amputation injuries are the same. Unfortunately, amputation of a limb for service-personnel usually results in medical discharge from the forces.

Challenges faced by military personnel after limb loss

Some of the challenges faced by military personnel after limb loss can include:

  • Trauma suffered from losing a limb;
  • The need for
  • Having the right support, care, and equipment to maximise your independence
  • Age-related healthcare needs
  • Pain management
  • Finding suitable housing/accommodation
  • Adjusting to life after leaving the forces

These challenges combined with the loss of a service career and transitioning into the civilian world can be daunting and overwhelming, particularly when you have additional needs as a result of your injury that you are coming to terms with.

Our specialist solicitors have the experience to help guide you through accessing the right support quickly, and considering whether to make a claim. We have links with organisations and specialists that help our clients come to terms with life after limb loss and we can help you navigate bringing a compensation claim.

If you have suffered limb loss in the military then contact us today. We usually work on a no-win, no-fee basis.

Making a claim for limb loss

If you or a loved one has lost a limb whilst serving in the military, you might be entitled to make a compensation claim. Compensation will never be able to make up for what has happened to you, but it can give you access to the resources you need to adjust and have the best possible quality of life.

If you think the loss of a limb could have been avoided, whether due to an accident or medical negligence, the military may have failed in its duty of care to you.  Contact one of our solicitors, without charge or obligation, to discuss making a claim.

You can pursue your military claim under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and/or through the civil court. Contact us for a no obligation conversation, and we can also help advise on which is the best route for you.

Meet our Military Claims Team

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Paralegal – Part of the Military Claims Team
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