A liver injury is any form of trauma sustained to the liver. This might be caused by a blunt force such as a car accident, fall or sports injury, or a penetrating object. The liver is the largest abdominal organ and the most prominent, making it particularly susceptible to these sorts of injuries. In fact, liver injuries constitute 5% of all traumas, making it the most common abdominal injury.
The liver can commonly suffer bruising as a result of an accident or attack and can heal relatively easily. In more severe cases, such as ruptures, surgery may be required to repair the liver and control internal bleeding.
How do I recognise the symptoms of liver injury?
Some of the symptoms which may indicate a liver injury are:
- right / upper abdominal pain
- abdominal swelling
- abdominal tenderness
- breathing difficulty
- blood in stools
- blood in urine
- brown urine
- rapid pulse
- faintness and fainting
Liver damage can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated quickly, so it’s important to tell your doctor straight away if you have sustained an abdominal injury and you start experiencing any of the above symptoms, or a worsening of existing symptoms.
How can I claim for my liver injury?
If you have suffered a liver injury as a result of a work or sports accident, fall, car crash or any other incident for which somebody else was to blame in the last three years, you may have a valid personal injury claim.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline for a free, no-obligation initial discussion. Our highly trained advisers will talk through your case with you in detail to establish whether you might be eligible for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline has been in business for more than ten years and has accumulated a vast experience of liver injury cases in that time. We are recognised as one of the UK’s foremost advice and compensation providers and will do everything possible to help you get the compensation you deserve.
We will refer your case to one of our inhouse expert lawyers, who will guide you through the process every step of the way. All our lawyers work on a no-win, no-fee basis, so there is absolutely no cost involved in starting your claim.
Your solicitor will obtain any evidence relevant to your case. You may need to attend one further medical assessment which may well be carried out by a consultant gastroenterologist.
Most claims can be processed by telephone with no need to attend court.
Try our unique and simple 30-second test to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to, or click Claim Now and complete our claim form and one of our advisors will contact you.
Alternatively call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to talk to one of our expert team.
Date Published: 10th February 2013
Author: David Brown