Amputations & Disfigurement
Have you or your loved one suffered from an injury resulting in an amputation or serious disfigurement? Loss of a partial or full limb is a tragic injury that can have devastating and life changing consequences for the victim and his/her family. The subsequent intensive therapy, prosthesis costs and medical treatment costs are very high and bring unexpected financial distress. Moreover, the emotional and psychological adjustments are stressful and are hard for a victim to express. Losing a limb that affects your mobility will have a profound impact on all aspects of a victim’s usual daily activities, including housekeeping and home maintenance tasks, and the ability to maintain competitive employment.
Ontario’s Justice System can provide compensation for such victims if the injury results from third party negligence in the form of a tort action in the courts. The negligence can occur as a result of a motor vehicle collision, including motorcycle and pedestrian accidents, sports activities, recreational vehicle accidents, playground accidents or as a result of medical malpractice. In Ontario, an amputation of an arm or a leg or the permanent loss of use of an arm or a leg is considered a catastrophic impairment and injury and entitles the victim to greatly enhanced accident benefits for Attendant Care and Medical and Rehabilitation expenses under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS), if the injury is as a result of a motor vehicle accident. These benefits would be available regardless of who is at fault for the accident.
Our qualified and experienced lawyers will look at the details of your case to further understand your needs in order for you to receive the financial and medical support needed for a full recovery. Some of the recoverable costs include:
- Attendant Care Expenses
- Medical expenses, including prosthetic costs
- Occupational therapy expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Cost of adapting/modifying home and vehicles
- Psychological and vocational counseling
- Lost wages (Past and future)
- Current and future loss of opportunity
- Pain and Suffering
If you or your loved one has had an amputation or disfigurement, please call Futerman Partners LLP at 416 925 4100 for a free no obligation consultation. There are no upfront fees and we will visit you at home or in the hospital to explain your legal options. We have a proven track record of success and over 35 years of mediation and court room experience resolving amputation cases in Ontario.