Chest Injury Compensation Claim
Have you suffered chest injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence? Then you may be entitled to a Chest Injury Compensation Claim.
Chest injuries can result in a wide range of compensation awards. Injuries to the chest and to the organs inside the chest cavity may be caused by a single event such as a car accident or gradually over a period of time.
For example, the lungs may be damaged by exposure to asbestos. Accidents at work can lead to chest injuries where employees are operating heavy machinery, tools or just carrying out their normal duties. An example where an individual can suffer a chest injury is where an object may fall on them which is a common cause of chest injury accidents.
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‘Chest injury’ refers to the chest, the lungs and the heart. An injury in these areas would most likely be severe with extreme long term affects that could perhaps even be life threatening. Common types of chest injuries are:
- Fractured ribs
- Collapsed lungs
- Blunt and penetrating traumatic injuries
- Industrial and asbestos related diseases
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Fractured ribs are usually caused by a fall or blow to the chest. It is a very painful experience and can take up to 6 weeks before they start to improve. They are usually left to heal naturally as it is difficult to support the ribs with a splint, due to their position in the human body. Impacts of fractured or damaged ribs include difficulty breathing, which could evidently progress into a chest infection or even pneumothorax. Periodic rest is crucial for the healing of ribs and therefore, time off work is recommended. This could entitle you to make a claim for compensation for lost earnings.
Collapsed lungs, also known as pneumothorax, usually occur through the progression of a fractured rib. Moreover, other causes of collapsed lungs are the penetration of a sharp object, or the exposure to thick smoke or harmful chemicals. In most cases, pneumothorax can be treated simply by bed rest. However, this requires time off work, and a decrease in social activity, which can affect you emotionally and financially. Although in some rare cases, surgical treatment is required, which can be traumatic and stressful for the sufferer and their family. You may be able to claim compensation for the emotional, financial, physical and mental impacts pneumothorax brings to you and your family.
If breathed in, asbestos can become very dangerous, and can ultimately generate asbestosis disease. The primary effects of asbestosis are shortness of breath, a persistent cough, wheezing, fatigue and chest pain. Furthermore, unfortunates with asbestosis have a high chance of developing severe conditions such as pleural disease, mesothelioma, and lung cancer, which can have devastating outcomes, and could potentially lead to death.