Internal injuries can be very serious, and if they occur following another individual’s negligence, they can eventually lead to internal injury claims, too. Internal injuries are potentially dangerous because they may leave no visible marks externally, and yet a person’s life could be jeopardised because of something that is happening inside their body. The individual may not even realise anything is wrong initially, but eventually they may experience a range of symptoms that point towards the injury, and that something very serious is going on that must be treated.
The symptoms of an internal injury may include internal bleeding, and this in turn can lead to significant pain and tenderness in the affected area. If an internal injury is suspected, urgent medical help should be sought. Depending on how the accident or incident happened, it may not be immediately apparent that anything is wrong. However, it is likely they will experience symptoms before too long, and if the accident was serious enough to suggest internal injuries as a possibility, there should be no delay in seeking medical advice at a casualty unit. Claiming for an internal injury can be done later, once recovery is underway.
Incidentally, this is one of the many reasons why there is usually a three-year period starting from the date the injury occurred in which a claim can be made. Internal injury claims are rarely thought about at the time the accident happens, particularly if someone is unaware they have been hurt in this way. Additionally, medical treatment will likely be needed very quickly, and it is only when the person is recovering that the idea of claiming might occur to them. So, if you have recently suffered internal injuries, perhaps at work, or in an accident caused by another person, you can wait until you are recovering and feel better before you find out more. Compensation will be the last thing on your mind at this early stage, when getting better will be your priority.
Suffering from internal injuries following an accident
Learning how you could develop an internal injury can assist you in avoiding them, but there are many instances whereby accidents happen without any chance of avoiding them. For instance, even the best drivers may potentially be injured in car accidents caused by others. Collisions, or a fall from height, can also cause such injuries to occur.
Such things can happen in a split-second, and that means you may have little or no chance to stop them from happening. Imagine you are driving, for example, and someone comes out of nowhere in their car and hits your vehicle. If the accident is serious, you could be left with internal injuries that may take months to heal. This would be an upsetting and emotional experience to go through, and one that may leave you with injuries you never properly recover from.
Treating an internal injury is a matter of urgency. It is impossible to assess the extent of the injury until proper investigations and tests have been done. Once the source of the injury is identified, appropriate action may be taken to rectify the damage. This could mean surgery in serious cases, where the internal bleeding must be stopped quickly.
Even when you start to recover, you could end up having flashbacks to what happened, or suffering from nightmares. Such things are understandable, and some people benefit from counselling to help them come to terms with incidents like these, where their life was perhaps in danger.
If you have received counselling to help you get over the mental and emotional effects of an accident that caused you to suffer internal injuries, this can be considered when putting in internal injury claims. A professional lawyer with experience in this field can advise you on how this might work for you.
Call us now to find out more about internal injury claims
Some people recover well from internal injuries. However, the long-term effects of an internal injury can be notable in cases where someone must have their spleen removed, or where surgery is required to another part of the body. The recovery process can be long, and life can be disrupted for a time. It would be reasonable, therefore, to consider internal injury claims if you have been injured by someone else through no fault of your own.
Whatever happened to you, and whether your injuries were caused through a fall from height, or a collision, or some other reason, we can help determine whether internal injury claims might work for you. If you can make a claim, our team will guide you through every process and procedure from start to finish. You will never be left wondering what is happening at any stage.
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We can help with internal injury claims, just as we have assisted others in the past. You can ring Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 free of charge, or use your mobile to call 0333 500 0993 instead. The cost of claiming for an internal injury is eradicated, thanks to zero solicitors’ fees being payable if your no-win, no-fee claim fails to meet with the desired outcome. Just be sure you seek our advice now, to find out whether a claim is worth making for you. Once we know more about your situation, we can let you know what position you are legally in at present.
Date Published: 13th April 2017
Author: Rob Steen