Food poisoning (£700 to £14,600)
You could be awarded between £700 and £14,600 as compensation for suffering food poisoning after eating out.
Poorly prepared food can contain harmful bacteria and viruses that cause you food poisoning when consumed. Symptoms of food poisoning can range from stomach ache, stomach cramps, vomiting, fever, diarrhoea, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, high blood pressure and even kidney failure. Food poisoning symptoms can take up to 2 days to notice and a complete recovery is usually expected to be made within 2-4 weeks. Whilst it is encouraged that you see a doctor when suffering from food poisoning, you can still make a claim even if you didn’t. Compensation can exceed stated values when serious food poisoning symptoms such as severe toxicosis is suffered.
Find out how we can help if you have suffered from food poisoning after eating out.
Stomach injury (£5,000 to £9,500)
You could be awarded between £5,000 and £9,500 as compensation for suffering a stomach injury in an accident.
Stomach injuries include penetration stab wounds, stomach lacerations and abdominal muscle strain. Injury to your stomach can be suffered in work accidents and road traffic accidents. Your stomach injury compensation will depend on if the injury is permanent; how long it takes you to recover; if major stomach surgery is required; and how the injury has affected your social and work life.
Severe stomach injury (£12,700 to £47,000)
You could be awarded between £12,700 and £47,000 as compensation for suffering a serious stomach injury in an accident.
Whereas most stomach injuries can take up to 2 years to fully recover, serious stomach injuries will take longer or in some cases the damage is permanent. Traumatic stomach injuries can be caused in work accidents, road traffic accidents and even by medical negligence.
Hernia (£2,500 ~ £18,300)
You could be awarded between £2,500 and £18,300 as compensation for suffering a hernia as a result of an accident.
The bones, muscles and tissues in your body are what keep the organs in place inside your body. A hernia is when an abdominal organ pushes out of the body because of weakened muscles in the abdomen. Whilst most hernias are not life threatening, it does require surgery to remove the hernia to prevent further complications arising. Most hernias can be found in your abdomen region and can be identified as a protruding lump that can be pushed back into the body. Hernias can be caused by muscle strain at work; or from an injury in an accident; or from medical negligence during surgery.
Spleen injury (£3,300 ~ £20,000)
You could be awarded between £3,300 and £20,000 as compensation for suffering a spleen injury following an accident.
The spleen is a small organ found next to your stomach and behind your left ribs. It is an important part of your immune system and helps the body to fight germs and infections. If the spleen is diseased or damaged, spleen removal surgery may be required to remove the organ from the body. You can still survive without a functioning spleen in the body.
Kidney injury (Up to £48,600)
You could be awarded up to £48,600 as compensation for suffering a kidney injury in an accident.
Your kidneys are responsible for removing waste and excess fluid from the body in the form of urine. Damage to your kidneys can result in the loss of kidney function and even complete kidney failure. You can suffer kidney injuries from traumatic accidents and sometimes medical negligence, i.e. prescribed the incorrect medication or dose of medication. The bracket for this injury ranges from minor kidney damage to the loss of one kidney.
Severe kidney injury (£128,700 ~ £160,000)
You could be awarded between £128,700 and £160,000 as compensation for suffering serious damage to both of your kidneys in an accident.
You can still live a normal life with one fully functioning kidney. Losing both of your kidneys in an accident, or sustaining serious and permanent damage to both kidneys will likely make a kidney transplant from a donor necessary. Serious damage to your kidneys can be caused by infections during surgery, food poisoning and more.
Intestine injury (£9,500 ~ £18,600)
You could be awarded between £9,500 and £18,600 as compensation for suffering a bowel injury in an accident.
Your intestines are responsible for the further digestion of ingested food and pushing physical waste towards the exit. Damage to your intestines can affect your bowel functions from eliminating waste effectively from the body. Your intestine injury compensation will depend on how severely your bowel functions have been affected by the injury.
Severe intestine injury (£33,900 ~ £53,000)
You could be awarded between £33,900 and £53,000 as compensation for a suffering serious bowel injury in an accident.
Depending on how severe your bowel functions have been affected, you may be required to have colostomy surgery. A colostomy is a surgical procedure to open a hole in your body to your large intestine (colon). A colostomy bag is placed over the hole to collect waste products. This diverts waste products away from the damaged areas of the colon for healing purposes or other. Colostomy can be temporary until you have recovered, or be permanent in the most serious of intestine injury cases.
Bladder injury (£17,800 ~ £23,800)
You could be awarded between £17,800 and £23,800 as compensation for suffering a bladder injury in an accident.
Your bladder is responsible for the urinary function of removing liquid waste from the body. Damage to the bladder can cause swelling or weakening of muscles around the bladder. The weakening of the muscles causes loss of bladder control, which can result in involuntary soiling. This is known as incontinence.
Severe bladder injury (£48,600 ~ £60,700)
You could be awarded between £48,600 and £60,700 as compensation for suffering serious damage to your bladder in an accident.
Severe bladder injuries have the same symptoms as regular bladder injuries but in worse conditions. This means suffering more bladder pain, greater difficulties in peeing and possible permanent incontinence. Whereas you can make a full recovery with regular bladder injuries; severe bladder injuries will take much longer to recover, or in some cases the damage can be permanent.
Double incontinence (Up to £140,000)
You could be awarded up to £140,000 as compensation for suffering double incontinence following a serious accident.
Incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements. Double incontinence is when you have suffered both a total loss of bowel function, as well as a complete loss of urinary function. Your compensation will depend on whether full recovery can be made, and if temporary or permanent colostomy is necessary. Colostomy is the removal of waste from the body using a colostomy bag.
Can’t find your injury?
Don’t worry if you cannot find your injury or condition. You can still claim even if your injury is not listed as there are too many injuries to cover. If your doctor has diagnosed that you are suffering from an injury or condition, and you think it could be the result of a recent accident or incident, then bring your claim to us and we can help you look into it.
Claiming compensation for an abdominal injury
Have you suffered an abdominal injury that wasn’t your fault? If yes, then call us today for expert advice in your free initial consultation. We are personal injury specialists and deal with abdominal injury claims regularly. We can genuinely offer you the most relevant injury advice for your claim.
If we can help you, then we will support and guide you from your very first call till the end of your claim. We can provide you with the resources to fight your claim. We can support you with your recovery, treatment and more. Unless stated otherwise, all of our claims are no win no fee.