Why Legal Support is Paramount.
Losing one or more limbs can be very distressing and is a life-long condition that will require ongoing intervention from prosthetic centres and your GP, and possibly ongoing therapies. Amputation has huge impact on your social and working life, that’s why it is vital you seek legal advice to see if you may be entitled to some form of compensation or care package that can give you the best level of care and treatments for the rest of your life.
We only recommend specialist solicitors that are extremely experienced in this field and can provide an effortless service that will reassure you that the process is moving in the right direction. We are happy for each and every amputee to use a solicitor of their choice but there are many factors that you need to consider when instructing a solicitor to take on such a tough and intricate case.
Please be aware that all solicitors will want to pursue your claim and they will tell you that they can give you a good service and get you what you need, but a more experienced solicitor within this field will be able to happily talk to you about their previous work and they should be able to put you in touch with previous clients that are happy to talk about the success of their claim. Amputation is classed as Catastrophic Injury, NOT Slip, Trip or Fall, please stay away from the everyday accident solicitors.
We currently recommend four Law firms that can be found on our legal panel.
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Amputation Foundation and EasyFundraising
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Amputation Foundation Visit Calvert Lakes 2022
We recently took a group of amputees to the Calvert Trust Lakes site in Keswick, The Lake District. Watch the video above to find out what we got up to. Everyone had a great weekend and we got to do some awesome activities including canoeing, rock climbing, cycling, swimming and bushcraft. Would you like to join us on our next Calvert adventure? FIND OUT MORE
Amputee Football Open Training Session | Monday 12th September
Albion in the Community Amputee Football Open Training Session Monday 12th September 2022 7.30pm-9.30pm Location: American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, Marsh Barn Lane, Lancing, BN15 9FP. We're holding an open training session for Brighton & Hove Albion Amputee FC. Any male or female players aged 16 or over who have had an amputation or have a congenital limb anomaly are welcome. You'll be training alongside our current amputee squad, who compete in the England [...]
Free Online Meditation and Wellbeing Classes
Inner Space, a non-profit organisation offers a broad range of free online and in-person seminars, talks and courses in self-development, relaxation and meditation that may support the mental health, wellbeing, learning and development. You can find out more below: https://www.innerspace.org.uk/events The following info may especially be of interest to our members. To join our free online talk ‘Creating a Sense of Belonging’ by Sharona Stillerman, please click on the link below: https://www.innerspace.org.uk/events/creating-a-sense-of-belonging Sharona studied at [...]
AF Shooting Day
This past weekend we took a group of amputees on our first ever AF Shooting Day. Everyone had an amazing day and we'd like to thank Damon and his team for welcoming us. We got to do a cool range of activities including knife throwing, axe throwing, archery, clay pidgeon shooting and target shooting. Check out some of the pictures below. [...]
MMA Classes in North London
MMARAP - Mixed Martial Arts for Reform and Progression Super Tuesday Sessions are for disadvantaged backgrounds, deaf, blind & disabled people. 4.30pm - 5.15pm / Age 6 - 12 years 5.30pm - 6.30pm / Age 13 - 65 years Every Tuesday Prices: Kids: £6 Adults: £7 MMARAP Offers: Self defense Discipline Respect Coordination Confidence Fitness Safety Positivity Honor Courage For more info: www.mmarap.co.uk/registration-form Address Details: MMARAP Ringcross Community Centre, 60 Lough Road, Islington, N7 8RH [...]
Paid Market Research – Children with Disabilities
Paid market research for children with additional needs Acumen Fieldwork - Healthcare Opinions are currently looking to speak to children aged 2-13 and their parents/caregivers about clothing. We would like to hear their thoughts and opinions via a paid market research 7-day online community (completing tasks and questions on a secure platform). The aim of the study is to improve the functionality of clothing for children with visible and non-visible disabilities. We would like to [...]
Everyday Cyborgs Research Project
I am Dr Joseph Roberts, a researcher at the Law School, University of Birmingham working on a project titled: Everyday Cyborgs 2.0: Law’s Boundary-work and Alternative Legal Futures. ‘Everyday cyborgs’ is a term that can be used to describe people with attached and implanted medical devices. This includes people with a wide range of devices; for example, joint replacements, pacemakers, insulin pumps, and limb prostheses. Some devices use smart technologies such as computer software and Wi-Fi. They collect, analyse, [...]
Upper Limb Amputees Needed for Research Project
My name is Zied Tayeb, a former researcher on upper-limb prostheses, neuromorphic computing, and rehabilitation robotics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). I have recently started my research group as an assistant professor of neuroprosthetics here at Manchester Metropolitan University. I have been working in those areas of research for 6 years at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Johns Hopkins in the US (Revolutionising prosthetics project), and the National University of Singapore. Particularly, [...]
Our Next Calvert Trust Dates
Our next Calvert Trust dates have been released. Calvert Trust Lakes: 9th-12th September 2022 Calvert Trust Exmoor: 14th-17th October 2022 Find out more about these amazing trips and register your interest here. These trips are free to first time visitors. All we ask is that you pay a £100 deposit (returnable on arrival at the event). The cost for returning visitors is £350, but we're sure you'll agree that this is well worth it!
Shooting Day – Sunday 31st July 2022
Who's up for day at a shooting club? We've arrange a fun filled day on Sunday 31st July 2022 at a local shooting club, where we'll be doing a range of activities including Knife Throwing, Axe Throwing, Archery, Clay Pigeon Shooting and target practice on the rifle range. 10am - 3pm, Roby Mill, Upholland, West Lancs. This event is free to attend for amputees. Places are limited. Please fill out the form below, to [...]
AF Panto Visit – May 2022
Last Friday, the Amputation Foundation took a group of amputees to watch an 'adult panto' called Sleeping with Beauty! We met up in the Sefton pub beforehand to have some food and drinks and then it was on to the theater... After not seeing each other for the best part of two years, it was great to catch up and have a laugh with some of our local members. We didn't quite know what to [...]