The spleen plays a major role in keeping the immune system working efficiently and in regulating the supply of blood to the body. An injury to this vital organ is more than just painful. It can be life-threatening. Treating a spleen injury can involve complicated surgery, lengthy recovery times and permanent health consequences.
If your spleen injury was due to an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to file a spleen injury claim for compensation.
Spleen Injury Symptoms
Symptoms of a spleen injury might include:
- Pain in the abdominal area on the left side
- Low blood pressure
- Rapid heart rate
- Feeling full after eating a small amount
An injury to the spleen can result in ongoing health complications that can change your life forever. Treating a serious injury may require surgical removal of the spleen. In the long term this compromises the immune system, leaving you at high risk of infection for the rest of your life.
Any type of spleen injury as a result of negligence would mean compensation being paid in a successful spleen injury claim.
Spleen Injury Causes And Types
The spleen is located inside the rib cage on the left of the stomach. Any trauma to this area can injure the spleen.
Road traffic accidents are among the most common causes of spleen injuries. In a road accident, everyone involved, from the driver and occupants of the vehicle to pedestrians could experience a spleen injury. If you have suffered a spleen injury in a road traffic accident you may want to also refer to our RTA claims page here.
Workplace accidents are another common cause. Spleen injuries in the workplace may be the result of faulty machinery or tools, inadequate training in the use of heavy equipment, slipping on wet flooring, tripping over obstacles or ripped carpeting.
Other causes include slip trip and fall accidents in public places, a blow to the abdominal area, assault and sports injuries.
Some illnesses and infections such as leukaemia, Rheumatoid arthritis, cirrhosis and a few others can also result in spleen injuries.
There are different types of spleen injuries depending on the type of accident and the force involved. Bruising and contusions are caused by blunt force trauma and are the least severe type of spleen injury. They are not life-threatening and generally heal with time. A ruptured spleen is the most serious form of spleen injury and can be life threatening. It requires immediate medical attention, where treatments may include blood transfusions or surgery.
Making A Spleen Injury Claim
If your spleen injury was caused due to somebody else’s negligence or mistake, you should consider pursuing a spleen injury claim for compensation. The compensation may not alleviate the symptoms or alter the outcome of the treatment but it can help ease the financial burden that can ensue from time off work and ongoing medical procedures.
The first step towards filing a successful spleen injury claim is consulting a personal injury solicitor. Personal injury solicitors are specialists in these types of claims. They know how to build a winning claim and how much compensation you are entitled to. They also have access to qualified medical doctors who they can call upon to provide expert testimony regarding your injury.
Having a personal injury solicitor represent you gives you the best chance of winning your spleen injury claim and getting compensated for your injuries. Best of all, you don’t have to pay any consultation fees to get advice from many personal injury solicitors, neither might you have to pay any upfront fees if you decide to proceed with a claim. You can get your claim funded using a No Win No Fee contract.
Legal Advice On A Spleen Injury Claim
Personal injury solicitors should always look out for the best interests of individuals who are victims of negligence. To make it easier for those injured to get due justice, most personal injury solicitors offer a complimentary consultation to better understand the circumstances. You can use this complimentary consultation to get legal advice on your spleen injury as to what your rights are under the circumstances and what you should do next.
After reviewing the details of what has happened, the solicitor will weigh the merits of your case. If you have a strong claim, they may offer to file the spleen injury claim on your behalf using a No Win No Fee contract.
A No Win No Fee contract is a type of agreement between you and the solicitor. In our case this essentially means we will provide the necessary legal representation and support without asking for any upfront fee. You only pay a success fee, which is a fee to be paid only if the claim is successful. This amount is calculated as a percentage of the total amount of compensation awarded to you if your claim is successful.
You don’t pay any legal fees if the claim is unsuccessful.
Benefits Of Signing A No Win No Fee Agreement
The biggest benefit of signing a No Win No Fee agreement is that it allows you to get expert legal advice from an experienced personal injury solicitor without any out of pocket expense and without any financial risk. This allows you to take the time you need to rest and recover from your injuries instead of stressing over how to proceed with taking legal action. It also helps to know that you don’t have to stretch your finances to cover all the legal costs involved.
How Much Compensation Can You Expect For A Spleen Injury?
There is no fixed amount that is awarded for a spleen injury. The compensation amount you can expect to receive will depend on factors such as the type and severity of your injuries (use our compensation calculator below to determine what these might be), the cost of medical treatment including ongoing treatment, loss of income from being forced to take leave from work, loss of amenity, and the cost of any structural changes you’ve had to make to accommodate your injuries. A personal injury solicitor will research precedents and make sure that if your spleen injury claim is successful you also get the maximum amount of compensation due to you.
To speak with a personal injury solicitor about a spleen injury claim please call or contact us to arrange a no-obligation, free consultation.