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If you want to start a claim for Chest Injury compensation then you should discuss your case with a specialist lawyer who deals with Chest Injury cases such as Tylers Solicitors. This will ensure that your Chest Injury compensation claim has the best chance of success, because Tylers Solicitors†have the competence and professional expertise required to process a claim for Chest Injury injury sufferers.
If you want to proceed with your Chest Injury compensation claim then you should call Tylers Solicitors (freephone) on 0800 699 0079 who can then proceed to talk you through your Chest Injury compensation claim. Alternatively, if you are on your mobile phone, you can call 0333 577 0320, which is free to call with free minutes on your mobile phone. We are a no win no fee Chest Injury personal injury solicitors.
Chest Injury Compensation Claims
What is Chest Injury?
This is a form of a physical injury to the chest, which can also include the heart, lungs and ribs. Most of the chest injuries will be caused by penetration mechanism and collisions.
In the UK, a chest injury is categorised under the personal injuries. It can be caused by an accident, or through a deliberate penetration. The chest injuries are sectioned in different categories altogether. Some are minor, while others are severe and need intensive medical attention. Here is a look at the categories of the chest injuries;
With the minor chest injuries, the pain to the chest wall will be more intense when there is a movement of the arm, shoulder, body trunk, or the ribcage. This type of injury will have a short pain that lasts for some days following the injury. It will be triggered when deep breathing, pressing on the injured area, sneezing, or coughing. With this level of injury, there will be no special need for medical attention. A good rest and an anti-steroidal pain relief are the best treatment for it.
Serious chest injuries
Mostly, the serious chest injuries will be identified by unbearable pain in the chest area. Also, there will be a difficulty in breathing as soon as the injury happens. In most cases, organs like the heart, lungs, blood vessels, or the rib cage will be seriously damaged. At this point, the victim may not be able to work, meaning that they will apply for a chest injury compensation claim. This will only happen if the person has been injured at their place of work. If you have been injured at your workplace, then you will need to apply for the compensation claim soon enough.
What is the exact compensation you can claim?
The compensation amount will be determined by the level or degree of injury to the person. Some factors will also be put into consideration when you want to determine your compensation claim. Some of the factors that the solicitor will consider include the following;
- The degree of damage
- Gender and age of the victim
- The impact on the life expectancy of the victim
- The impact on the capacity and ability to work and the life comfort or enjoyment
- The length of injury and pain
If the victim used the money to get treatment, that would also be added to the compensation claim. Here is a look at how much the victim can get for compensation;
- Fractured ribs. If the ribs are broken or fractured, and there is a severe pain that heals for a while, the average compensation will range between £1,000 and £3,000.
- Collapsed lungs. If the injury leads to collapsed lungs, there will be a problem with the normal breathing of the victim. The compensation can range between £1,600 and £4,000.
- Permanent minor lung injury. Some injuries will lead to a minor damage of the lung that is permanent. Such injuries will lead to a compensation of between £4,000 and £13,000.
- Lung and chest injury with mild problems. When there is a hard collision in the chest area, the chest and lungs will be injured. This will then lead to some mild problems that can affect normal breathing of the victim. Here, the compensation will range from £23,000 to £40,000.
- Severe injuries to the heart and lungs. If your lungs or heart is serious injury, that is a critical situation that can even lead to death if not treated immediately. So in such a situation, the victim will get a compensation of around £40,000 to £110,000.
How to identify the symptoms and get proper diagnosis?
Identifying the symptoms of a chest injury can be easy. Usually, the victim will be challenged when they attempt to breathe. Here, the chest will fail to expand as usual. The ribs will produce some crunching sounds, and the victim will feel pain when coughing, or they will sometimes cough up blood.
Another symptom is that a section of the chest wall could fail to move when the person is breathing. The chest segment might move the opposite direction to the other segment of the chest wall. There can also be an internal injury to the victim.
For diagnosis, it is advised so see a doctor whenever these signs are noted. The doctor will carry out some first tests to determine the degree of injury. ECG or Electrocardiogram is a test that will record the electrical activity of the heart via the electrodes that are put on your skin. The ECG helps to identify any heart attack or if it is in progress. The doctor will also carry out an X-ray of the chest to determine any fracture or damage to the organs around the chest. When a fracture or injury is identified, the victim will be given a letter to present to the solicitor for the compensation claim.
Are you a ‘No Win, No Fee’ claims solicitor?
Yes, we are these type of Solicitors. This implies that you will only pay for our services when you successfully get your compensation. If the case is not successful and you do not get the claim, then you will not have to pay a single penny. The charges will be based on a percentage that is agreed on the compensation that you get.
Where can I find out more information?
You can browse the internet for free information about the chest injury compensation claim, but http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/index.htm is a reliable source that has legal content.
How do I go about the compensation claim?
Making a claim has never been easier. Once you have symptoms of chest pain, you will need to visit your doctor and get a diagnosis. When the doctor proves that you have chest injury, you will be expected to prove that you were injured at your workplace. After that, you will contact a reputable solicitor around the UK for further claiming.
How long until I can claim?
The length of compensation claim will depend on the case. It will depend on how long it takes to be diagnosed and approach a solicitor. A case in Manchester took only two weeks for the client to be compensated. Another chest injury in Liverpool took more than two years for the victim to be paid. Always approach a doctor and a solicitor whenever you have a chest injury.
Types of chest injury
- Broken or Fractured Ribs
- Fractured Sternal
- Shoulder Girdle Injury
- Chest Wall Contusions
- Flail Chest
- Pulmonary Laceration
- Pulmonary Contusion
- Tracheobronchial Tear
- Myocardial Contusion
- Pericardial Tamponade
- Traumatic Arrest
- Thoracic Aorta Injury
- Traumatic Aortic Rupture
- Aortic Dissection
- Diaphragm Injury
- Esophageal Injury (also known as Boerhaave Syndrome)
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