How can an amputation following an accident affect you?
Sustaining an amputation whether it was following a serious injury at work, being involved in an RTA, or another catastrophic event can be one of the hardest injuries to come to terms with, both mentally and physically. At some point, most amputees will experience some of these symptoms:
- PTSD: If you've undergone a traumatic amputation, psychological/emotional turmoil including anxiety, depression, anger and even developing a negative self-image can arise.
- Pain: Phantom limb pain and sharp or stabbing pain in the absent limb are common occurrences.
- Mobile dexterity: Having a limb amputated will lead to a reduction in a person's mobility and can include a loss of balance.
- Infection: Problems can occur around the site of the amputation, which can lead to infection to the tissue and bone.
Securing early intervention and rehabilitation is key in managing the medical and social consequences of amputation, and that's where we come in. Our specialist amputation claim solicitors have vast experience in helping claimants and their families come to terms with life-altering circumstances. They could help you get the compensation you need to access the services you require.