What is a spleen injury?
A spleen injury is a physical injury to the spleen, an organ located in the upper abdomen.
Causes of a spleen injury
There are many circumstances in which a spleen injury could occur. These include:
Effects of a spleen injury
An injury to your spleen can have life altering consequences. A spleen contains special white blood cells to help destroy bacteria and help your body fight infections. It also makes red blood cells and helps remove, or filter old ones from circulation. If the spleen becomes damaged or removed, your health risks increase dramatically as the risk of infection increases.
Psychological damage can also result from spleen injuries. The increased risk of contracting infections can leave you with severe anxiety and could lead to depression as you might not feel able to socialise or explore past comfortable boundaries.
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 a spleen 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.
Suffering the complete loss of your spleen can earn between £18,240 – £23,050.
Do you have a spleen injury claim?
If you have suffered from a spleen injury and believe that you are entitled to compensation, then please use our compensation claims calculator or speak to one of our specialist spleen 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 spleen injury claims and we would love to help you claim the compensation you are entitled to.