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Internal Injury Claims – What you need to know

Is it possible to claim compensation for injuries to internal organs? What sort of compensation can you expect for internal injuries?

Internal Injury Claims

Suffering an internal injury can have a devastating effect on a victim’s quality of life. Unfortunately, some internal injuries are so severe that they can lead to fatalities. If you or your loved one have suffered an internal organ injury due to an accident or negligence that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make an internal injury claim for compensation.

Generally, internal injuries derive from either traumatic injuries or medical negligence. Our panel of expert personal injury solicitors are highly experienced in assisting clients with internal injury claims. We work hard to secure the most appropriate amount of compensation and rehabilitation therapies to strengthen our client’s quality of life following their traumatic injuries.

If you have any queries about internal injury compensation claims and how Major Trauma Group can help, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team today.

Types of Internal Injuries

The human skeleton is built to protect internal organs from injury, but unfortunately, there are circumstances in which trauma and negligence can cause serious injuries. Some of the more common types of internal injuries we see include:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Ruptured spleen
  • Brain injuries
  • Reproductive organ injuries
  • Punctured lungs
  • Bowel damage
  • Kidney damage

If you have suffered any type of internal injury, then you may be entitled to make a claim. Claiming for compensation can not only help you feel more financially secure moving forward with your injuries, but it can also allow you to recoup any financial losses you have suffered due to your injuries.

Common Causes

Internal injuries can result from a variety of causes, and the severity of these injuries can range from mild to life-threatening. Some common causes of internal injuries include:

  • Physical trauma: Physical trauma is a leading cause of internal injuries. It can result from road traffic collisions, falls, sports injuries, assaults, or any event that involves a significant impact or force. Trauma can cause injuries to internal organs, blood vessels, and tissues.
  • Blunt force trauma: This type of injury occurs when a part of the body is struck by a blunt object or surface, such as in the case of a road traffic collision where the chest hits the steering wheel, leading to internal organ damage.
  • Penetrating injuries: These injuries occur when a sharp object, such as a knife or a bullet, pierces the body and damages internal structures. Penetrating trauma can lead to organ perforations and significant bleeding.
  • Falls: Falls from a height, on stairs, or in slippery conditions can result in internal injuries, including head injuries, fractures, and internal bleeding.
  • Medical procedures: Some medical procedures, such as surgery or certain diagnostic tests like endoscopy or colonoscopy, can inadvertently cause internal injuries. Although rare, these injuries can occur due to complications during the procedure.
  • Sports Injuries: High-impact sports or activities can lead to internal injuries, including concussions, fractures, and organ injuries, especially if proper protective gear is not worn or safety precautions are not followed.
  • Workplace Accidents: People working in hazardous environments or industries may be at risk of internal injuries due to machinery accidents, chemical exposure, or falls.
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It’s essential to seek medical attention promptly if you suspect you or someone else has suffered an internal injury, as early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for minimising complications and ensuring the best possible outcome. Internal injuries can be life-threatening, and immediate medical care is essential in many cases.

Compensation for your Internal Injuries

The amount of compensation for an internal injury claim can vary widely and is determined by several factors, including the severity of the injuries, the long-term impact on the victim’s life, and the specific circumstances of the case. It is essential to understand that there is no fixed or predetermined amount for compensation, as each case is unique and will need to be assessed by legal and medical professionals.

The aim of compensation is to ‘compensate’ you for the pain, suffering and losses you have experienced as a result of your injury; however, compensation can also allow you to access specialist rehabilitation therapies and treatment that are perhaps not readily available through the NHS.

Our panel of lawyers are extremely passionate about the benefits of accessing rehabilitation as soon as possible after an injury and will always advocate for their clients to receive treatments before a claim is finalised.

The final settlement amount you will receive will be broken down into two categories: general damages and special damages.

General damages refer to the compensation you receive for your injury, the pain and suffering it has caused, and the effect it has had on your quality of life. Special damages refer to additional expenses you may have incurred as a result of your injury, such as loss of earnings if you have been unable to work and travel expenses to and from medical appointments.

Why choose Major Trauma Group to assist with internal injury claims?

Our panel of lawyers are experts in all types of personal injury claims, including internal injuries. We understand that it can be challenging to think about the process involved with claiming during an already stressful and sensitive time, but we work hard to ensure our client’s needs are taken care of throughout the process.

Our personal injury lawyers also offer their services on a no win no fee basis, meaning you do not need to worry about the costs associated with making a claim.

If you would like more information regarding personal injury claims for any type of injury, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today to discuss our services in more depth. We can be contacted at hello@majortraumagroup.co.uk or 0330 311 2578.

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