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Kidney Failure and Injury Compensation Claims

We may be able to assist you with a kidney injury compensation claim. The lawyers at Jefferies Solicitors are ready to discuss your potential claim. Get in touch today on 0800 342 3206 or contact us via our website.

Kidney Injury Compensation

The two primary forms of kidney injury are:

  • Acute Kidney injury
  • Chronic Kidney Disease

Dehydration and diabetes can be the cause of such injuries but sometimes they could be down to workplace or medical negligence.

Chronic Kidney Disease Claims

Abnormal kidney function or structure is the key sign of chronic kidney damage. This usually develops over a prolonged period. The physical symptoms may not become clear until late in the process where the kidney is barely functioning. Common symptoms include:

  • Swollen ankles
  • Breathlessness
  • Blood in the urine
  • Weight loss

Industrial disease claims can be successful, but will need to show that some exposure to hazardous chemicals has occurred, such as:

  • Arsenic
  • Barium
  • Cadmium
  • Lead
  • Manganese
  • Mercury
  • Uranium

In most Chronic Kidney Disease claims the employer will be held responsible when negligence can be proven.

There is a duty of care that employers have to abide by and they should take reasonable measures to protect their employees from hazardous substances. If they fail to do this then they could be held negligent. Examples of their duties include:

  • Maintaining equipment and ensuring that facilities are in good working order
  • Supply control measures, e.g. ventilation, PPE and masks etc.
  • Risk assessment to identify hazards and control them
  • Monitor health
  • Provide training on any risks and procedures to follow

A failure to carry out the above duties will make it likely that your employer could be held culpable for your kidney disease diagnosis.

Acute Kidney Injury Claims

A quick decline in the function of your kidney is known as an acute kidney injury. This generally occurs due to sudden or recent trauma to the kidney, following, for example, a car accident. An acute kidney injury could lead to a minor loss of kidney function or a total failure. This condition can often be the result of a complication due to another event, such as dehydration, significant blood loss, severe injury or medication.

The main symptoms of acute kidney injury are:

  • High blood pressure
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pains
  • Swollen ankles, feet and hands
  • Lack of urine production
  • Tiredness
  • Insomnia

This condition frequently occurs in hospitals where medical professionals may have failed to investigate or interpret the available data. In this case the hospital or an individual would be liable for negligence that took place and you may be entitled to make a claim for medical negligence.

Kidney or renal failure is a very serious condition that can have severe, life-changing consequences.

HOW DOES THE kidney injury compensation CLAIMS PROCESS WORK?

At Jefferies Solicitors, once we have carried out an initial consultation, we will take care of the paperwork required to get your case underway.

A letter will be sent to you following an initial consultation with your solicitor. This will be a summary of the meeting you had and will confirm that they are happy to take on your case. It will highlight who will be your contact and estimate how long the process will take. The letter will also detail how you will be funding the case and an estimate of costs. If you need to provide any further information this will also be included.

A letter will then be sent to the defendant, providing details of the accident. The defendant has a fixed period in which they can reply and in their reply, they must state whether or not they are denying or accepting liability for your injuries. If they do accept liability, your solicitor will endeavour to settle the case out of court.

GENERAL AND SPECIAL DAMAGES

All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two specific factors – general damages and special damages.

GENERAL DAMAGES

The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity.

Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.

SPECIAL DAMAGES

However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your accident/injuries.

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CONTACT JEFFERIES SOLICITORS TODAY  

Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a range of different case types. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury can be and so we want to make the process of claiming compensation as stress-free as possible. No matter where you are located throughout Bradford and West Yorkshire, we can help process your case.  

At first, we will need some initial details about the specifics of your injuries and how this has impacted your life.

To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively,  complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team.

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