A kidney damage injury claim is usually made as the result of another person’s carelessness or irresponsibility.
The kidneys are vital organs in the body and their main function is to assist in the production of urine. They filter the blood, control body fluid balance and regulate the electrolyte levels in the body.
Any injury or damage to the kidneys can impede or entirely stop urine production, leading to an accumulation of wastes and toxins in the body. This is a potentially lethal condition and anyone who has sustained kidney damage will require immediate medical attention.
If you have suffered kidney damage due to the actions of another person, we at Accident Advice Helpline can assist you to claim compensation.
Causes and symptoms of kidney damage
The most common causes of kidney damage include blunt force trauma to the body or ingestion of harmful chemicals. Blunt force trauma can be caused by road traffic accidents, slips or falls and workplace or sports injuries.
Taking defective or expired medication or accidentally ingesting chemicals in the workplace can also lead to kidney damage.
The symptoms of kidney damage may include:
- Bloody urine
- Frequent urination
- Painful abdominal cramps
- Fever, sweating and clamminess
- Back pain
If you suspect that you have sustained kidney damage you should seek medical treatment immediately, even if no symptoms are apparent. Only a thorough check-up can determine the true extent of your injuries.
Your kidney damage injury claim is only eligible for compensation if the accident that caused the damage happened in the last three years and was the result of someone else’s actions. In addition, you should have received medical treatment for your injuries.
How is compensation calculated?
Since these are vital organs, kidney damage injury claims are usually taken very seriously. The compensation payout is calculated based on the extent of your injuries. The more severe they are the higher the compensation you are entitled to receive.
Other factors that are taken into consideration include:
- The effect the injury has had on your ability to work and the subsequent loss of income due to being incapacitated.
- The expenses incurred as a result of the injury. These include the cost of specialised treatment, such as dialysis; the cost of medication and care you receive and the transport expenses you have incurred travelling to and from hospital.
- The pain and suffering you experienced because of the injury. This also includes the psychological impact the injury has had on your life.
You can use our innovative 30-second calculator to get an idea of the estimated amount you stand to win should your compensation claim prove successful. The calculator will also determine whether you have an eligible claim.
We can help you
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we take great pride in helping our clients to file successful claims. We employ a team of brilliant solicitors across the UK to ensure our clients win the compensation that they deserve.
Date Published: November 5, 2013
Author: David Brown