Bladder Injury Compensation Claims & Claims for Bladder Problems Caused by an Injury
The bladder is used to store urine, a vital function for the body thus if it is damaged, it can have a serious impact on how you go about living your life. Injuries to this organ can be caused in the workplace, through medical negligence, or as the result of an accident.
Common examples of bladder injury include:
- Damage during surgery.
- Tears, cuts and bruises.
- Blunt trauma.
- Penetrating wounds.
What is a traumatic bladder injury?
The bladder has efficiently a one way regulator system allowing urine to enter and fill, as the bladder fills it becomes inflated. A full bladder is more inclined to injury in a trauma with a sharp object, such as in a road traffic accident. Traumatic injury could also include a serious injury, such as a ruptured bladder.
What is a prolapsed bladder injury?
Women can be disposed to a problem recognised as a prolapsed bladder, this is when the front wall of the vagina provides support to the bladder. This can become weak with extreme force or stress such as heavy lifting or even natural causes, such as childbirth. A prolapse is when the bladder may no longer be supported and can drop into the vagina. A prolapsed bladder can be instigated through cases such as childbirth (clinical negligence) and through extreme exertions (such as heavy lifting at work).
How much could you claim for damage to the bladder?
Those who have suffered a bladder injury through an incident that was not their fault could be entitled to make a claim for a financial pay-out. Compensation awarded can cover the pain and suffering of the injury, as well as cost of medical bills, loss of earnings and rehabilitation.
Claims are based on the severity of the ailment and the effect on the victim’s life:
Total loss or total loss of functional use of bladder: up to £75,000
Permanent and serious bladder problems: up to £40,000
Temporary, but serious bladder problems: £5,000 to £15,000
Before starting your injury compensation claim, contact Grieves Solicitors and speak to one of our personal injury specialists. We will help guide you through the step by step process and the strength of your claim as well as offer you advice on the most appropriate course of action for you to take.
Grieves Solicitors have specialised in dealing with personal injury claims and have built up 19 years of specialist experience. We will guide you through every stage of the legal procedure and will keep you informed on the progress of your claim throughout. Besides dealing with injury to the internal organ claims, Grieves Solicitors also handle personal injury compensation claims for injuries to other areas of the body.
How to contact us:
If you or someone you know has suffered due to a bladder injury, contact our team of experienced personal injury solicitors today for comprehensive legal advice. Call us on 0800 0747 644 or fill in the claim form.