Compensation for Damage To Internal Organs
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.
Injury to Internal Organ Compensation Awards
If you have been injured in the last three years, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. Friends Legal Leeds can help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Our compensation guide outlines the levels of compensation for these types of injury.
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
£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
£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.
Contact Our Internal Organ Damage Claims Solicitors for Leeds
If you or a loved one has suffered any organ damage described above, and someone else is to blame, contact us today. Call us on [telephon] You can also contact us online by completing our enquiry form.