Lung Injury Claims & Lung Surgery Negligence Compensation Claims
Lung injuries come in various forms, some of which can have very serious implications. The most serious injury of this type can lead to the total removal of a lung, which may also be associated with heart damage and is likely to result in significant scarring.
Other damage to the chest and lungs can lead to continuing disability, while a collapsed lung, which occurs when the space between the wall of the chest cavity and the lung itself fills with air, is a more common injury.
How much could you claim for damage sustained to the lungs?
If you suffer your injury as a consequence of negligence, you may be entitled to claim for compensation. The amount will be dependent on the severity of the injury. It is intended to not only help improve the victim's quality of life, but to also cover medical costs and any rehabilitation that may be required.
Typical compensation amounts are:
Loss of one lung: approximately £50,000 to £75,000
Lung cancer or other terminal disease such as asbestosis: approximately £50,000 to £75,000
Permanent significant damage to both lungs and/or permanent significant breathing problems: approximately £30,000
Permanent but minor lung damage and/or breathing problems: approximately £15,000 to £20,000
Temporary lung damage and/or breathing problems: approximately £2,000 to £10,000
If you or someone you know has suffered a lung injury because of someone else's negligence, get in touch with Grieves Solicitors today. Call us on 0800 0747 644 or fill in the contact form on this page
The types of compensation you are entitled for in a claim:
1. Pain and suffering of the injury (General damages).
2. Financial losses and expenses (Special damages).
What you should do and why us:
Before starting your personal injury claim, you can contact Grieves Solicitors and speak to one of our personal injury specialists. Grieves Solicitors have specialised in dealing with personal injury claims and have built up 19 years of specialist experience. We will guide you through each stage of the legal procedure and will keep you well-versed on the development of your claim throughout. Along with lung damage compensation claims, we also deal with personal injury compensation claims for injuries to other areas of the body.
The Principal, Helen Grieves has been re-accredited three times with membership of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel which is the quality mark for lawyers working in personal injury. She has also been re- accredited three times as a senior litigator member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. You are reassured you are in safe hands with our expert, resilient and expert team.
Get in touch:
If you or anyone you know have been a victim of damage to the lungs through no fault of your own and require legal advice, you can get in touch with one of our personal injury team.
If you are unable to pop in, you can call us for free on 0800 0747 644 or fill in one of our claim forms and a member of our team will get back to you.