Hernias can be exceptionally painful and can take a long time to heal; some require comprehensive and repeated surgery.
If you have suffered a hernia and you think it might have been as a result of an accident or incident which was caused by someone else, then you might be able to make a compensation claim. You should speak to an injury lawyer in Cheshire to find out if you are eligible to make a claim.
Causes of Hernias
Your injury lawyer in Cheshire will know that there are many different types of hernias, and many ways in which these might be caused.
Although hernias can occur anywhere between your chest and hips the most common areas are in the abdomen (specifically in the area located near to the navel) and the groin.
Your injury lawyer Cheshire will also know that the vast majority of hernias are caused by heavy lifting, and as a result many occur in the workplace. If it transpires that your hernia could have been prevented, then your injury lawyer Cheshire may advise you to make a claim for compensation against your employer, and will be able to provide you with all the information you need to do this successfully
Types of Hernias
An inguinal hernia is caused when part of the bowel sticks through the abdominal wall into the front of the groin, where the leg joins the body. It is frequently caused by lifting an object that is too heavy for you. If this occurs in the work place it could be because your employer has not provided you with the proper training to ensure you understand safe lifting and heavy object handling techniques. In which case, your injury lawyer in Cheshire will be able to help you make a personal injury claim for a work based accident.
A femoral hernia occurs when a part of the bowel, or fatty substance, sticks through into the inner thigh. It is most common amongst women, and again is generally caused by lifting heavy objects. If your employer has not performed a proper risk assessment prior to asking you to lift something that is deemed to be “too heavy” then you can speak to your injury lawyer Cheshire about making a claim against them for personal injury.
An epigastric hernia occurs in the area between the naval and the sternum and is where fatty tissues protrudes through the abdominal wall, often as a result of heavy lifting. If your employer has failed to provide you with the necessary machinery or equipment to lift heavy objects appropriately, and has asked you to do this manually instead, then they will be liable for you injury and your injury lawyer Cheshire will assist you in making a claim against them.
Contact an injury lawyer in Cheshire today
If you want to speak to one of Accident Advice Helpline’s injury lawyers in Cheshire, contact us today via our Freephone number 0800 689 0500, take our 30 second test or complete our enquiry form and ask that a member of our team calls you back.
Date Published: 20th October 2013
Author: David Brown