Have you had a serious kidney accident resulting from someone else’s negligence or poor judgement? Did you know you may be eligible for personal injury compensation? Claiming for a serious kidney accident can be straightforward and is a vital step in gaining the support you deserve whilst you suffer from an injury that was not your fault.
What is a serious kidney accident?
A serious kidney accident can be caused by any number of factors. From incidents at work to road traffic accidents or slips, trips and falls, the kidneys can be a vulnerable organ of the body and if injury has occurred, then this should be taken very seriously with immediate medical attention.
On consultation with your doctor, a CT scan will likely reveal the extent of your injuries. In severe cases, a serious kidney accident may result in internal bleeding and surgery will be required to repair any damage and save the kidney. If this is the case, this will be a very upsetting and worrying time for you, your family, friends and you deserve to have all of the support available to you.
Common causes of a kidney injury include blunt force trauma to the body, or ingestion of harmful chemicals. However your accident happened, you should pursue your right to compensation at the soonest possible opportunity.
Can you start claiming for a serious kidney accident?
Your serious kidney accident may be eligible for personal injury compensation, which is a monetary amount awarded to you in recognition of the damages incurred as a result. To be eligible to make a claim, your accident must have:
- Been someone else’s fault
- Happened at some point within the past three years
- Resulted in the need for medical attention
To check you are able to make a claim, Accident Advice Helpline has a handy 30-second calculator tool which will also provide an idea of your compensation amount for claiming for a serious kidney accident.
How is Compensation Calculated?
In general, the more severe your injuries, the more compensation you are likely to receive. Compensation is also calculated based on the location of your injuries. As your kidneys are vital to your survival, this is a claim that will be taken very seriously.
Compensation will also take into account a number of other factors including:
- The affect of your injuries on your ability to work and any loss of earnings you have suffered as a result
- Expenses including specialist medical treatment, travel to and from appointments and care costs, even if administered by family and friends
- The psychological impact of your injuries
If your accident was not your fault, then you should not have to suffer alone. At Accident Advice Helpline, we offer professional, specialist advice from our expert legal teams – ensuring you have the best possible chance of making a successful claim, all on a no-win, no-fee basis.
To find out more today about claiming for a serious kidney accident, please call our 24 hour advice line on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and we will be happy to assist.
Date Published: 20th September 2013
Author: Sharon Parry