What is an internal organ injury?
Internal organ injuries typically include injuries located within the confines of the body that affect the normal and healthy functioning of the body. They include many areas and related illnesses. These are:
- Chest injuries incl. rib injury
- Lung cancer
- Asbestos-related diseases
- Asthma incl. occupational asthma
- Reproductive system: Male
- Reproductive system: Female
- Digestive system
- Kidney injuries
- Bowel injuries
- Bladder injuries including bladder cancer
- Spleen injuries
If you have suffered an internal organ injury, you may be eligible to make a claim for internal organ compensation.
Causes of internal organ injuries
There are many circumstances in which an internal organ injury could occur. These include:
- A road traffic accident
- An accident at work
- Medical negligence
- Inhalation of chemicals or fibres
- A fall
Effects of an internal organ injury
It is not until you receive an internal organ injury that you realise how much they can impact your life.
Often those with internal organ injuries face life changing and potentially life shortening injuries due to the severity of the location and related illnesses. They can experience extreme and debilitating pain from damage to the internal organs and subsequent treatment which could mean time off work is needed or they are no longer able to work as they are unable to perform their job properly. Day to day activities can become complicated and even impossible based on the severity of the injury.
Psychological damage can also result from internal organ injuries. Injuries such as diseases, cancer and loss of a reproductive system can leave you with clinical depression as these could mean a life altering or life limiting outcome.
What you may be able to claim for
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological damage
- Medical expenses
- Cost of care and assistance provided by a friend or family member
- Travel expenses
- Loss of income/loss of anticipated earnings
Depending on the type of accident and where it occurred, it should be reported as soon as possible to the manager or supervisor of the organisation. Witness details should be obtained and all relevant paperwork should be retained. Pictures taken if applicable. Paperwork and receipts in relation to any medical treatment and expenses, including travel expenses, should be retained also.
How much compensation can you claim for an internal organ injury?
The severity of the injury often defines how much your internal organ injury claim may be worth. Compensation is calculated on the severity of the symptoms and any other financial losses as a result of the internal organ injury.
To help you estimate what your internal organ injury may be worth, please refer to the tables below. Figures are a guideline only.
|Chest Injury||Compensation Amount|
|Removal of lung/serious heart damage||£88,270 to £131,620|
|Damage to chest and lungs||£27,450 to £48,080|
|Fractures of ribs||Up to £3,460|
|Lung Diseases||Compensation Amount|
|Lung cancer||£61,410 to £85,340|
|Disease e.g. emphysema||£48,040 to £61,410|
|Breathing difficulties||£27,450 to £48,080|
|Mesothelioma||£61,410 to £110,380|
|Asbestos related disease||£13,230 to £92,820|
|Severe and permanent asthma||£37,760 to £57,620|
|Mild asthma||Up to £4,520|
|Reproductive Systems||Compensation Amount|
|Total loss of reproductive organs – Male||In excess of £134,900|
|Infertility from injury or disease – Female||£100,760 to £148,540|
|Digestive System||Compensation Amount|
|Damage resulting from a traumatic injury||£5,810 to £54,280|
|Damage resulting from food poisoning||£3,460 to £46,040|
|Kidney Injury||Compensation Amount|
|Serious or permanent damages to or loss of both kidneys||£148,540 to £184,460|
|Significant risk of UTI’s or other total loss of natural kidney function||Up to £56,100|
|Loss of one kidney with no damage to the other||£26,890 to £39,360|
|Spleen Injury||Compensation Amount|
|Loss of spleen||£18,240 to £23,050|
|Continuing pain after repair||£13,080 to £21,190|
|Direct inguinal hernia||£6,140 to £7,990|
|Indirect inguinal hernia||£2,980 to £6,330|
Do you have an internal organ injury claim?
If you have suffered from an internal organ injury and believe that you are entitled to compensation, then please use our compensation claims calculator or speak to one of our specialist internal organ injury solicitors who will be able to help you. We benefit from in-house medical knowledge in order to give you a high-quality service.
We have helped numerous people make internal organ injury claims and we would love to help you claim the compensation you are entitled to.