Kidney injury compensation claims
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
Kidney injuries can have incredibly serious consequences in terms of your quality of life as well as your loved ones around you. Depending on the extent of your kidney injury, you may be left with permanent kidney damage, long term muscle weakness and even kidney failure.
Kidney injuries are already traumatic; however, if you find out that your injury was caused as a result of someone else’s negligence and may have otherwise been avoided, it can worsen the emotional pain you have already been put through.
If you have suffered a kidney injury due to an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to make a kidney injury compensation claim. Contact Beacon Law to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer to discuss your potential claim and the legal claims process today.
Symptoms of kidney injuries
There are identifiable indications of kidney injuries following an accident. Symptoms of kidney injuries include:
- Feeling nauseous or being sick
- Peeing less than usual
Kidney injuries can cause severe health issues and can stop your kidney functioning properly therefore, they must be taken seriously. If you have experienced any of these symptoms and believe you may have sustained a kidney injury, you should seek medical attention immediately.
Medical professionals can provide you with medication as well as any treatment that may be required depending on the extent of your injuries. They can also provide you with a medical report detailing the injuries to your kidney, which could be used as evidence in court at a later date.
Common causes of kidney injuries
There are many different accidents that can result in kidney injuries which can affect your everyday life and cause severe complications. Some of the most common accidents we see that lead to personal injury claims include:
Road traffic accidents – Accidents on the road are a common cause of acute kidney injuries. These injuries occur when there is a blow to the abdominal area following a collision between vehicles due to the amount of force involved.
Physical assault – Being stabbed or even simply punched in the abdominal area whilst enduring a physical assault can result in kidney injuries.
Sports accidents – Whilst sustaining a kidney injury playing sports is rare; they can still happen. Physical sports, such as rugby and boxing, can cause injuries to the kidney due to the blunt trauma that can be associated with these sports.
Industrial disease – Those whose workplaces involve using toxic substances, such as mercury and lead, can be at risk of developing chronic kidney disease, which leads to kidney failure. If an employer failed to provide you with protection equipment or adequate training, they may be liable for your injury as all employers have a duty of care towards their employees.
If you have suffered a kidney injury following one of the accidents listed above, as well as a variety of others, you may be eligible to make a kidney injury claim. Contact Beacon Law today for more information and to determine your eligibility.
Making a kidney injury compensation claim
In order to have a successful kidney injury claim, you must be able to prove that the accident that caused your kidney injury was in no way your fault and was a result of someone else’s negligence. One of our personal injury solicitors can advise you on your potential case and how you should proceed with it.
If we feel your case has good prospects of success, we will usually agree to proceed with your case under a no win, no fee claim. The ‘No Win No Fee’ Agreement is another name for a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). One of the most important features of a ‘No Win No Fee’ Agreement is that if you do not succeed in your claim, then you will not be liable to this firm for our fees.
What can be recovered in kidney injury compensation claims?
Kidney injury claims compensation is split into two different categories, general damages and special damages.
General damages refer to the amount of compensation calculated that you may receive for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity that you have been put through. In order to calculate this, we use guidelines that are issued to judges who decide the outcome of such claims when they go to court. Your case will also be valued on the extent of your injuries as described by medical professionals.
Special damages include any financial losses you may have suffered as a direct result of your injury. These typically include medical costs, loss of earnings up to the settlement, loss of earnings in the future, travel costs and the costs of care provided to you.
Time limits for making kidney injury compensation claims
If you have suffered a personal injury, it is very important that you contact a personal injury solicitor as quickly as possible, as there are a number of strict time limits within which you must commence legal proceedings. These time limits can vary and depend upon your injury and the nature of the accident that caused them.
In England and Wales, formal court proceedings must be issued within 3 years of the date of the accident, or 3 years from when you first became aware you had suffered injury as a consequence of medical treatment.
The 3 year time limit varies in a number of other circumstances:
- If you were a child at the time of the accident, you have until your 21st birthday to commence proceedings.
- Where you have been involved in an accident abroad, the usual time limit is 2 years from the date of the accident. This can, however, vary from country to country, so please contact us for advice.
Please note, if court proceedings are not commenced within the relevant limitation period, you essentially forfeit your right to claim. An application can be made to the court to extend the limitation period, but such applications are rarely granted.
How can Beacon Law assist with kidney injury compensation claims?
Beacon Law are a specialist firm of personal injury solicitors with lots of experience in dealing with kidney injury compensation claims. We can provide you with specialist legal advice on making a kidney injury accident claim and guide you through the process whilst negotiating the best settlement of your claim.
We provide a high level of service to all our clients and work hard to ensure you receive the highest level of compensation for your injuries and the effect it has on your day to day life.
Beacon Law is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. To find out about our no win, no fee kidney injury claim funding and legal fees, have a look at the funding section on our website.
If you have suffered a kidney injury as a result of an accident due to the negligence of someone else, then please call us today on 0330 1332 857 to start your claim or complete our contact form at the top of the page to start your claim for compensation online and a member of our personal injury team will give you a call back.
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