A punctured lung is a serious injury that typically occurs when a rib is broken and punctures the lung nearest to it. In rare cases, it might also happen if someone suffers a puncture injury of some sort. Imagine a pedestrian who is struck by a car and is crushed against some railings, where one of them impales them, for example.
In any event, if you ever suffer an accident that causes an impact to your chest or back, you should make sure you get medical advice immediately. This is particularly important if you start coughing up blood or you cannot breathe in the same way you normally would. It is always better to be safe than sorry, and medical treatment will be required if you have punctured a lung.
In what situations is compensation a possibility?
It doesn’t matter how the accident happened – it could have occurred at work, in a car accident or road accident, or through a crush injury of some sort. The most important element to consider is who was at fault.
Obviously, if you caused the car accident then you cannot make a claim for compensation. This will only be possible if someone else was the cause of the accident, i.e. a negligent driver. If you think this was the case, regardless of whether the other party admitted fault or not, it is definitely worth finding out whether compensation could be claimed on your behalf.
Is this difficult to do?
Some people may shy away from the idea of claiming compensation because they may not want to drag the process out any further. However, it could well be that you are entitled to a sum that could make life easier for you as you recover.
To learn whether you could get compensated for your accident, seek out punctured lung compensation advice today. Accident Advice Helpline can provide that advice for you, and we don’t charge an initial fee either. Even the phone call (on 0800 689 0500) is free. If you lose a claim, no solicitors’ fees are payable, so you really do have a good opportunity to learn more without being at risk of financial loss. This is one of the reasons why we take so many calls each day, so call now and let us work out whether a no win, no fee claim could work.
Date Published: August 2, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead