Obviously, I don't know how good a dancer this girl was. But if she was pretty good, then this might increase her potential compensation payment. In determining compensation, an assessment is made of how much the disability might impact a person's ability to earn money - for most people, losing a leg below the knee wouldn't make too much of a difference in terms of earning potential (especially for office based jobs for example). But if she has had a dancing career curtailed, she might be able to argue that her earning potential has been significantly reduced more than an average person. (Although that may be difficult to argue - my little sister was a professional dancer and singer, and she only started earning a decent wage when she gave it up to go into banking!) She may actually find it helps her to get work - companies would be willing to take her on to show how they are employing disabled people. She would help them fill their quota, whilst still being capable of doing a wide variety of jobs where the disability would have no impact at all. This is why payouts for amputations are not as high as people might think - in terms of pure monetary impact, they are not as constraining as you might think. Brain injury payments, on the other hand, tend to be much higher, as it impacts the ability to have a decent career much more.