Kidney injuries have the potential to be life-threatening and there are a number of different types of accidents which have the potential to cause kidney injuries, including road traffic accidents (RTAs) and falls. If you’ve suffered a minor injury to your kidney or even a more severe injury requiring treatment in hospital, it’s worth finding out if you could claim kidney injury compensation using the services of a personal injury lawyer, such as Accident Advice Helpline. Our personal injury lawyers are here to ensure you get the compensation they deserve and they work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis – so anybody can afford to make a claim for kidney injury compensation.
Symptoms and prognosis for kidney injuries
Whether you have been injured in a high-speed RTA or have fallen from height and suffered kidney damage, you could make a claim for compensation. If kidney injuries are not treated promptly, this could result in infection, internal bleeding, high blood pressure or even kidney failure. Signs of a kidney injury include:
- Blood in urine
- Pain and bruising in the upper abdomen
- Pain from a lower rib fracture
If your kidney injury is severe, your kidney could be lacerated, allowing urine and blood to leak into the surrounding tissue or even form a blood clot around the kidney. Minor kidney injuries may just cause bruising and will usually heal by themselves with plenty of fluids and rest. In the case of serious injuries, treatment may be needed to control blood loss and prevent shock, and you’ll usually be hospitalised and given fluids or blood intravenously, to stabilise your blood pressure and stimulate the production of urine. If a kidney has been torn from attached blood vessels or is bleeding persistently, surgery may be needed, but this is rare.
Claiming personal injury compensation
It might be that your kidney injury has led to the development of chronic kidney disease, for which you’ll need lifelong treatment. In cases like these, you’re likely to receive a larger personal injury settlement than somebody who has been injured but made a full recovery. You could find out how much compensation you could be entitled to claim by taking the 30-second test on our website, right now, or call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for confidential advice. There’s no-obligation to proceed with a claim, so it’s totally your decision as to how to proceed.