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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for a collapsed lung

    Compensation for a collapsed lung

    A collapsed lung, also known as pneumothorax, is a serious, life-threatening injury which usually occurs after a blunt trauma. Other injuries such as broken or cracked ribs could lead to a collapsed or punctured lung, or you could suffer a collapsed lung after a road traffic accident, physical assault or being crushed when something falls on you.

    Because this is such a serious injury, your life could be impacted in future if you fail to make a full recovery. If it has been less than three years since your accident, why not get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to see if you could make a claim for personal injury compensation? Our personal injury lawyers provide a 100% no win no fee** service, so anybody can afford to make their claim with us if they choose to do so.

    Complications of lung injuries

    Symptoms of a collapsed lung can include:

    • Falling blood oxygen levels;
    • Rapid, shallow breathing;
    • Fever;
    • Sharp pain on the affected side.

    Diagnosis is usually made via a physical examination, but you may need a chest X-ray or bronchoscopy as well. The lung can become inflamed and lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome, which normally occurs one to three days after your injury. This can cause failure of the respiratory system which can be life-threatening – most patients are admitted to intensive care and may need to be put on a ventilator in order to help them breathe.

    Infection is also a risk after surgery to repair your collapsed lung. Most people make a full recovery, but you may suffer from short-term problems including fatigue, muscle weakness, shortness of breath and depression. Time off work can affect you financially, so consider making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline in order to get the compensation you deserve. Our personal injury advisors are here to offer confidential no-obligation advice, or you could take the 30-second test on our website to see how much you could claim.

    Your choice, your future

    For some people, a collapsed lung could lead to lasting problems with their respiratory system or energy levels. Don’t let somebody else’s negligence ruin your life – if you were hit by a speeding driver or suffered your injury after a fall at work, somebody else could be to blame for your accident. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to find out whether you’re eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, recommends us for our excellent customer service, and we handle each claim individually. Get in touch today and see how we can help you – it’s your future.

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading name of Slater and Gordon UK Limited, a company registered in England & Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 125 446 327, registered office 50/52 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HL and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for insurance mediation activity.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.