A torn or ruptured spleen can be a life-threatening injury as it could lead to severe bleeding. A torn spleen is usually caused by a forceful blow – for example, being hit by a car, being involved in a collision or even a fall from height. If you’ve suffered a torn spleen, the aftermath of the accident may change the rest of your life, as there can be ongoing complications, even after treatment.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out whether you could make a claim for compensation if you’ve been injured and somebody else is to blame. We have years of experience handling claims for serious injuries such as a punctured lung or ruptured spleen, and we could help you claim the compensation you deserve, on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
Why is a torn spleen so serious?
The spleen is an organ found in the upper left of the abdomen, behind your left ribs and stomach. It’s responsible for controlling the levels of white blood cells and platelets as well as fighting invading germs in the blood. If you have been in an accident and later experience pain behind your left ribs, rapid heart rate and dizziness, you should seek medical attention straight away. These symptoms could occur straight away or weeks after your accident. After suffering a torn spleen in a car accident or other accident, you may need a splenectomy, which is usually carried out using keyhole surgery.
Taking time off work for your surgery and to recover affects you and your family financially, but we can help you claim compensation that will help to pay those household bills, giving you one less thing to worry about. Our personal injury advisors offer confidential no-obligation advice that can help you decide whether or not to proceed with a claim.
A ruptured spleen can affect the rest of your life and after having your spleen removed, you’re going to experience a higher risk of infection for the rest of your life, as your immune system will be compromised. This can be even higher if you already have an existing medical condition. It’s normally recommended to take a low-dose course of antibiotics on an ongoing basis, and claiming personal injury compensation could help to cover these prescription costs. Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling us on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about our services.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen