Suffering a serious injury is devastating. If your accident occurs abroad, it brings added complexities.

International amputation and burns cases

We specialise in claims following amputation and burns, where the accident has occurred overseas and which can occur in many different circumstances, including:

  • Accidents at work
  • Accidents at sea
  • Medical negligence
  • Film, TV and stunt accidents
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Skiing accidents
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Sports accidents (including extreme and professional sports)
  • Holiday excursions (including quad bikes and snowmobiles)

Accredited accidents abroad specialists

All our partners in the international injury team are accredited as accidents abroad specialists by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). They are also recognised as leading individuals in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500, the two leading independent legal directories.

Our international injury team has successfully represented clients in many highly complex and precedent-setting cases in England and Wales and in courts around the world. In the three years up to and including 2022, Stewarts recovered over in compensation for our clients who have suffered traumatic amputation and burns injuries. In many cases, we are able to recover the life-long costs of the most advanced prosthetics for our clients.

Whilst it is common to be able to bring your claim in the country where the accident occurred, that may not be the best or most convenient option for you. We can advise you whether it is possible to bring your claim in the country where you live, where the Defendant resides, or as determined by how any relevant booking was made. The law relating to fatal accidents and levels of compensation varies throughout the world, so instructing lawyers with expertise in international accidents is crucial.

We have developed strong links with like-minded specialist lawyers worldwide and work with them to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

We know that the needs of those who have suffered traumatic amputation or burns are wide-ranging and complex. To ensure we provide a proactive and highly focused legal service, our lawyers have smaller caseloads than any law firm specialising in international claims. While other firms have lawyers who are focused on either serious injuries or international aspects of the law, we are unique in having a team with dual focus and expertise.

In complex cases, instructing us early is important and can enable us to make an impact by obtaining interim payments to assist with private rehabilitation, rehousing, purchasing equipment and care supports. In cases where liability is clear, we regularly obtain substantial interim payments. All clients have different needs, and not all are directly connected to the litigation process. We adopt a holistic approach, which includes access to a range of leading amputation and burns case managers.

Anyone who has suffered amputation, is at risk of amputation or has suffered burns should seek legal advice on whether a compensation claim can be made. If you or a family member have lost a limb or are at risk of amputation as a result of serious injury abroad or have suffered burns abroad, please feel free to contact us for an initial discussion on a no-commitment basis. Likewise, even if you have already instructed other lawyers, whether in England or abroad, but you would like a second opinion, you should not hesitate to contact us. We are frequently approached to take over existing claims due to our expertise. Transferring a case is usually quick and simple; more information can be found on our changing your legal team page.

Sadly, in serious accident claims you usually only get one opportunity to achieve justice and financial security, so it is important that you can place your trust in the most experienced legal team available to you.

If you require assistance, please contact us or request a call from one of our lawyers.

Meet the International Injury Team

Our team is ranked No.1 in both Chambers and The Legal 500.

We are unique in that all of our partners are individually ranked by both of these well respected directories and have specialist accreditations from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Life Beyond Injury

We have created a series of films that tell the stories of our clients who suffered traumatic injuries. Each individual has had to face their own challenges in order to lead a fulfilling life.

By sharing these stories, we hope that recently injured people can see that with the right support they too can overcome adversity and continue to lead full and active lives.

Life beyond injury