Internal Organ Injury Compensation
If you have suffered damage to your organs in the last three years, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. The amount you are able to claim depends on the type and severity of your injury. Accident Claims Bolton can help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Our compensation guide outlines the levels of compensation for some of the most common types of internal organ injury claims.
Compensation For Internal Organ Injuries
These injuries can be difficult to categorise and quantify, Often special medical advice and treatment are necessary. Most of these awards relate to industrial disease as opposed to injury, although injury can also be the cause. These awards will be affected substantially by age, scarring, the ability to work, the effect on the sufferer’s social life and the resultant life expectancy.
Compensation for Chest Injuries
If the critical organs in your chest have been injured, the following should give you an idea of what you may be entitled to claim:
- £66,000 — £98,500: This level is appropriate where there is total removal of a lung and/or damage to the heart. There is normally also prolonged pain and permanent scarring.
- £43,000 — £66,000: This level of compensation will be awarded where there is traumatic injury to the lungs and/or heart which results in permanent damage, disability, and a reduction in life expectancy.
- £20,500 — £36,000: This bracket applies where there is damage to the lungs causing some ongoing disability.
- £8,250 — £11,800: This will be awarded for tissue injuries which have no permanent effect on the lung itself.
- £3,500 — £8,250: In cases of smoke/toxic fume inhalation, this will be an appropriate award. There will not normally be any permanent effect.
- £1,450 — £3,500: These cases will involve injuries to the chest/lung from which a full recovery is made.
Compensation for Kidney Injuries
- £111,000 — £138,000: Serious damage to, or loss of, both kidneys.
- Up to £42,000: This will be awarded where there is a ‘significant risk’ of future urinary tract infection or loss of the kidney’s natural function.
- £20,250 — £30,000: Loss of one kidney with no damage to the other.
Compensation for Bowel Injuries
- Up to £98,500: If there is total loss of natural function and dependence on colostomy, this will be the level of award. Age is taken into consideration here.
- £29,250 — £45,750: In cases of severe abdominal injury which impairs the function of the bowels and necessitates temporary colostomy this will be the level of award. There may also be restriction on the types or levels of employment and on the diet.
- £8,250 – £16,000: This level of compensation is appropriate where there is some permanent damage but normal function eventually recovers.
Compensations for Bladder Injuries
- Up to £92,000: This will be considered appropriate where there is complete loss of function and control.
- £42,000 — £52,500: This level of compensation will be awarded where there is serious impairment of bladder control and some associated pain and incontinence.
- £15,400 — £20,500: In these cases there will be some long-term interference with natural function, but there will be an almost complete recovery.
Compensation for Hernia Injuries
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- £9,750 — £15,850: For this to be considered appropriate, there will be continuing pain and/or limitation to the enjoyment and participation in physical activity, sport and work.
- £4,600 — £6,000: If the hernia is a “direct inguinal hernia” and there is some risk of recurrence, this will be the appropriate award.
- £2,200 — £4,850: This is the level of award for an uncomplicated inguinal hernia with no associated injury or permanent damage.
Internal Organ Injury Lawyers in Bolton
If you or a loved one has suffered the injuries described above, and someone else is to blame, contact us today. Call us on 01204 802 050^ or if you prefer you can also contact us online for more information.