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Abdominal Injury or Disease Compensation
|Serious damage to the digestive system from trauma||£34,280 - £49,350|
|Serious non-penetrating injury to the digestive system||£13,380 - £22,130|
|Penetrating injury to the digestive system||£5,280 - £10,040|
|Serious and permanent damage to both kidneys||£135,030 - £167,690|
|Risk of future loss of kidney function||Up to £51,000|
|Loss of one kidney||£24,530 - £35,780|
|Double incontinence and total loss of function||Up to £146,840|
|Total loss of bowel function||Up to £119,650|
|Abdominal injury impairing function||£35,540 - £55,590|
|Injury with a return to natural function and control||£10,040 - £19,520|
If you have suffered an abdominal injury or disease that was caused by someone else, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. The experts at JMW can help you estimate how much you may be entitled to receive, and support you throughout the claims process.
The figures given above are estimates from JMW’s Compensation Calculator, designed to provide you with the amount of compensation you’d be likely to receive for your claim, based on the Judicial College Injury Tables. This will give you a rough idea of how much your injury might be worth before you make a claim.
For a more accurate calculation of how much you could be able to claim, or to begin the compensation claims process, get in touch with the expert solicitors at JMW today by calling 0800 054 6570, or by filling in our online enquiry form to request a call back. You can find out more about our personal injury claim services here.
What Should I Do Next?
Now that you’ve seen how much you might be entitled to for your abdominal injury or disease claim, it is important to take the correct steps to ensure you receive the full amount to which you are entitled.
If you are keen to make a claim, the most essential step is to speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor as soon as possible. This will allow you to discuss your specific case details and personal circumstances with a legal expert, ensuring you can receive a more comprehensive and accurate estimate of your potential compensation award.
Once you have done this, you will be able to receive the legal advice you require to begin the compensation claims process in earnest. Your solicitor will be able to make contact with the party responsible for your injuries, before gathering evidence and putting together a strong case that will give you the best chance of claiming the maximum amount of compensation available to you.
For more information on your next steps, have a look at the Lifecycle of a Claim, or give us a call on 0800 054 6570 for a free, no-obligation discussion of your options.
What Can Affect the Value of a Compensation Claim?
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. Allowances may also need to be made for any related financial losses, including time off work, full-time care and lifestyle changes - these will comprise part of the claim amount, alongside an award for the injury itself.
How Can Compensation Help?
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
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
For more information on some of the more common and serious forms of abdominal injury or illness, read on below. Should you be affected by any of these conditions due to someone else’s negligence, speak to our lawyers today to make a claim for your injuries.
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 as the result of an accident at work, a road traffic accident, a medical professional’s misdiagnosis or delay in treatment - 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, often due to another individual’s negligence, particularly if the illness arises during 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. Stabbing, puncturing or impaling the abdomen results in particularly grave injuries, with consequences such as the loss of organ function, severe bleeding, or loss of life in the most extreme cases.
If you or a loved one suffered a stab wound and due to a third party’s negligence or criminal act, 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.
Talk to Us
To find out how much compensation you could be entitled to for an abdominal injury or illness, speak to JMW today. Our solicitors can give you a clearer idea of how much you are eligible for and will help you start your claim.