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1 Amputation INJURY & NEGLIGENCE SPECIALISTS

2 Injury & Negligence The communication was great and I always felt up to date with progress... I would definitely recommend them to anyone. Quote about Pannone part of Slater & Gordon, from Jake Goulden, Cheshire

3 WELCOME TO PANNONE PART OF SLATER & GORDON Jake was a 17 year old keen footballer when an accident at work caused him to have part of his foot amputated. Pannone part of Slater & Gordon provided me with a really good service. They always did their best to help and respond to any questions I needed answering. The communication between my solicitor and I was great and she was very cooperative. I always felt up to date with progress, even though the case was not straightforward and took some time. The team were very friendly and I would definitely recommend them to anyone. Jake Goulden Cheshire 03

4 Injury & Negligence Amputation Injuries Amputation injuries can be caused as a result of a trauma, or as a result of a medical condition. However an amputation occurs, it can change your whole life. Having specialised in amputation injuries for many years, we understand what is involved, not only with your claim, but with your journey ahead, both physically and emotionally, and are able to support you every step of the way. Our team of experts deal with amputation injury cases everyday and therefore have a vast amount of knowledge and expertise, and will be able to get you the best possible result. Trauma Causing Amputation Injuries Types of traumatic incidents which may result in an amputation injury include: Accidents at Work Cycling Incidents Military Accidents Motorcycle Incidents Pedestrian Incidents Road Traffic Incidents Slipping / Tripping / Falling Travel Accidents / Accidents Abroad Uninsured Drivers / Hit & Run When the amputation injury is as a result of one of these traumatic incidents, it will occur either during the incident, with the amputation being an actual injury, or as a direct result of the incident, with the injuries sustained being so severe, surgical amputation is necessary.

5 Medical Conditions Causing Amputation Injuries There are many medical conditions which can destroy the body tissues and early treatment can either avoid amputation completely or lead to a less severe amputation. There are also various medical conditions which may lead to amputation injuries, such as: Blood clots Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) Diabetes Meningitis Cancer Delays in diagnosis Congenital amputation (children born with a missing limb / missing limbs) I am pleased to have closure and I have found the whole experience to be a positive one in which everyone has been very supportive. Quote from client Mrs J. H. (Leeds) 05

6 Injury & Negligence Am I Entitled To Compensation? Amputation injuries can arise through traumatic incidents and medical conditions where no-one has been at fault. However, if an amputation injury has been caused due to negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Incidents where compensation may be due include: Road traffic incidents, including cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians, whether completely or partly the fault of another Accidents at work where there may have been inadequate health and safety procedures, inadequate supervision, training or equipment, poorly maintained equipment or unsafe systems of work Military accidents due to inadequate health and safety procedures, inadequate supervision, training or equipment A trip, slip or fall as a result of someone else s negligence A criminal assault Failure to diagnose and promptly treat an infection and/or conditions such as meningitis or encephalitis Delays in diagnosing and treating cancer Surgical or clinical error If any of these incidents occur whilst you are abroad, you may still be entitled to make a claim.

7 Rehabilitation If you or a member of your family has suffered an amputation injury, it is extremely important to be able to access good quality rehabilitation. Research shows that the eventual outcomes are much better for those who have rehabilitation. As lawyers experienced in working on behalf of victims of amputation injury, we see it as a very important part of our role to make sure that our clients get top quality support to maximise the chances of future independence. We work closely with medical experts and approved rehabilitation providers to ensure that a tailored programme is put in place as soon as possible. We will ensure an immediate Needs Assessment is undertaken early on in the case so that rehabilitation starts early. They were always professional, friendly personable and never made me feel like just another client. Rebecca Glover, Wigan 07

8 Injury & Negligence MAKING A CLAIM Jennifer Maloney, Local Practice Development Leader & Serious Injury Specialist Jennifer Maloney, Local Practice Development Leader and Serious Injury Specialist, explains what is involved with making a claim. We know from years of experience how an injury can change your life and affect your family. We are here to support you. Our specialist solicitors will fight to prove your case and to get you the best possible result. Talk to us Call us for a free, no obligation consultation with one of our team, which includes a qualified nurse and a midwife. We can discuss what has happened to you or your loved one and how we can help. Funding a case We understand that the cost of legal advice can be a worry, but if you do have a claim there are a number of options available to fund your case including no win, no fee. For more information on funding options, please ask for our funding booklet.

9 My priorities are to ensure that my clients get the best possible service and the best possible outcome. Jennifer Maloney, Local Practice Development Leader Investigation For your case to succeed, we have to prove that your injury or condition was the fault of another person. We will work with you to gather the evidence to support your claim. This will include taking witness statements, obtaining relevant documents including medical records and instructing independent experts to report. Support during your case We are specialist solicitors who are classed as leaders in our field of law and we are here to provide you with support and guidance throughout your case. In some cases, where we have proved the defendant was at fault, we can obtain financial assistance for you in the form of an interim payment of compensation. Interim payments can help with the cost of private medical treatment such as surgery or counselling and in some cases the money can pay for rehabilitation, adapted accommodation, equipment and professional care. 09

10 Injury & Negligence They were honest, professional and committed to their clients Quote about Pannone part of Slater & Gordon, from Mr S.D (Rochdale) Medical cases We have expertise in advising families on other health issues, such as obtaining access to medical treatment for your illness or condition; the withdrawal of life support; care in the community and claims under the Human Rights Act. We have taken cases to the Court of Appeal, the House of Lords, the Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice. We strive to help our clients achieve justice and we are not afraid to push legal boundaries. Time limits You must make your claim within 3 years of the date of the accident or your date of knowledge that you have suffered a significant injury due to the accident. If you leave it longer than this, you may lose the right to make a claim. Different time limits may apply if the incident happened abroad.

11 CONTACT US Highest quality advice (ranked in top tier by leading independent legal guides Chambers and Legal 500) Free no obligation consultation Experienced specialist solicitors and principal lawyers who are Leaders in their field Range of funding options including no win, no fee National UK coverage and home visits For further information or to discuss your claim, please do not hesitate to contact us on Pannone part of Slater & Gordon have offices nationwide. To find your local office visit For further information, please go to:

12 For more information, or to discuss your claim, please contact us on or Slater & Gordon (UK) LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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