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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

    Acute kidney injury


    A footballer’s misplaced boot, a torso injury in a car crash, a riding accident or even a fall from height can lead to serious injuries in the stomach and back. Even the careless slip of the surgeon’s knife in a renal operation to cure high blood pressure can have dire consequences for the patient.

    Surprisingly, considering where they’re located on the body, an acute kidney injury is fairly commonplace. Whether sportsman or assault victim, if you’ve suffered an acute kidney injury in an accident or incident that was not your fault you could well be entitled to personal injury compensation.

    Claim process

    To start the compensation claim process rolling  for an acute kidney injury we need to know three things – that the accident happened within the last three years, that you were in no way to blame for it and that you received medical treatment for your injury. We’ll then be able to connect you with one of our inhouse personal injury lawyers who’ll act for you in your claim. All our lawyers work under the no-win, no-fee* system, so you’ll know from the start that you’ll not be involved in costly legal fees.

    Acute kidney injury

    Acute kidney injury is a serious condition and can be the subject of a substantial claim for damages. Personal injury accident claims in this connection are usually a result of blunt trauma to the abdomen, very common in traffic accidents. Contact sports can also cause blunt trauma to the kidneys, such as soccer, hockey, rugby, speed biking, horse riding and even ice skating.

    Here’s what acute kidney injury victims may experience:

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    • Urine discoloured by blood or not being able to urinate without pain.

    • Swelling and severe pain in the abdomen.

    • Bruising of the torso. Broken base ribs could be a factor in the injury.

    • Vomiting and dizziness.

    • Quickened heart beat and a fall in blood pressure.

    • Clammy feverishness.

    • Disorientation.

    • Pallor in the face.

    • Heavy perspiration.

    The usual medical procedure to discover if a person has a kidney injury is a CAT scan. If there is excessive bleeding an operation will be needed to stop it, make repairs and even take action to save the kidney. If the kidney damage is so great, part of it will be removed.

    Your future health

    The extent of the damage and your future health will all be matters factored in to your compensation claim by your Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer. A damaged kidney could affect the quality of your blood filtration in the body and it will become vulnerable to toxins. Kidney injury may also come about by exposure to lead ingestion, from breathing in solvent fumes and those from cleaning products, fuels and other chemicals in a workplace where the person does not have safety protection and the place is ill ventilated.

    Compensation awards are therefore based on the extent of the injury, whether the damage is mild and reversible or life-threatening, either in the immediate future or result in prolonged illness.

    To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile now.

    Date Published: 2nd March 2013

    Author: David Brown

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