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Abdominal Injury or Disease
Food poisoning with significant discomfort
£700 - £3,500
Major damage to kidneys
£148,000 - £184,000
Penetrating bowel injuries
£11,000 - £21,000
Direct inguinal hernia
£6,000 - £7,500
If you have suffered an abdominal injury or disease that was caused by someone else, you will be entitled to claim for compensation, and JMW can help.
We understand that you may want to know how much your injury may be worth before you make a claim, which is why we’ve designed the compensation calculator. We can use this to give you an idea of what you’re likely to receive, based on averages from similar cases we’ve dealt with.
But a compensation award takes into account more than just a person’s injury; it also considers any financial losses you’ve suffered as a result of your accident. These are unique to each injured person and their circumstances, so for a more accurate figure of what you may be entitled to, which takes into account your financial losses as well as what your injury is worth, speak to our solicitors today.
Abdominal injuries and illnesses come in many forms and can vary in severity, and the compensation for each injury or illness varies dramatically, with allowances for any financial losses, including time off work, full-time care and lifestyle changes, comprising part of the claim amount, alongside an award for the injury itself.
For a clearer idea of what you could claim, or to begin the compensation claim process, get in touch with us today. Either call us on 0800 054 6750 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Types of Abdominal Injury and Illness
The abdomen houses many of the body’s vital organs, such as the kidneys, liver, gallbladder, stomach, colon and intestines. Injury or illness to any of these organs can have long-lasting effects, which can dramatically alter your life. Damage to this area of the body may include:
- Kidney damage
- Bladder damage
- Food poisoning
- External or internal traumatic injury
- Stab wounds
The kidneys filter your blood, sending harmful toxins from your body to the bladder for removal through urination. If one or both of your kidneys cease to function, this can lead to your body becoming filled with deadly toxins, which can make you very ill and, in some cases, can prove life-threatening. Kidneys can become damaged in a variety of ways, with the most common being through:
- Exposure to pollutants
- Severe dehydration
If your kidney damage was caused by someone else’s negligence, whether that was as the result of an accident at work, a road traffic accident, a medical professional’s misdiagnosis or delay in treatment or in another scenario, you will be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
Food poisoning is caused by bacteria and viruses - such as salmonella, E. coli, norovirus and listeria - contaminating food in hotels, restaurants, takeaways and cafes. Food can become contaminated by:
- Food not being stored in the most suitable way
- Not cooking food, particularly meat, thoroughly
- Bacteria being spread between food, surfaces and equipment as a result of poor hygiene
- Being touched by someone who has suffered from food poisoning (in very severe circumstances)
Many people will suffer food poisoning at some point in their life, and it is often the case that this is down to another individual’s negligence, particularly if the illness arises whilst on a package holiday. If you have had to take time off work to recover, or had a holiday ruined by the illness, you are entitled to compensation.
Penetration of the abdomen, whether through an accident such as a slip, trip or fall, or through a criminal act, can be very serious and stabbing, puncturing or impaling the abdomen can result in very serious injuries, such as the likelihood of loss of organ function and severe bleeding. In the most extreme cases, stab wounds may even lead to a loss of life.
If you or a loved one suffered a stab wound and it occurred as the result of a third party’s negligence or crime, you are entitled to claim compensation for the pain and suffering caused, as well as any financial losses that may have arisen as a result of the incident.
Should you be affected by any of these injuries or illnesses due to someone else’s negligence, speak to our lawyers today to make a claim for your injuries.
How Compensation Can Help You
An injury or illness to any part of the abdomen can dramatically alter your life, potentially leaving you in need of regular medical attention and out of work for months, years or even for the rest of your life.
A claim will not only compensate you for the injuries, it will also cover the cost of any expenses incurred as a direct result of the damage caused by someone else’s negligence. This can include:
- Lost or future loss of income as a result of time taken off work and/or limited future earning potential
- Medical treatment and rehabilitation.
- Care and assistance from loved ones or friends
- Equipment and modifications to the home
For more information on how to make a compensation claim, click here.