How Much Compensation For Chest Injuries
There are a number of reasons why someone may have suffered a chest injury. Traumatic chest injuries are usually caused by road traffic accidents when there has been a high impact collision. On the other hand, internal organ damage resulting in a chest injury can be caused by an industrial-related disease, the latter forming the majority of chest injury claims.
When considering how much compensation might be awarded for a chest injury, there are a number of factors that will be taken into account. For example, your gender, age, the level of scarring involved and the extent to which your job and life expectancy have been affected by your injury.
However, the table below is a guide to the potential compensation settlement you might expect to receive:
Chest injury compensation amounts
Level of chest injury
|Fractured ribs||Up to £2,800|
|Collapsed lungs with a full recovery||£1,575 – £3,825|
|Chest injury leading to residual lung damage caused by inhaling toxic fumes or smoke||£3,825 – £9,000|
|Significant long-term damage following a single penetrating wound||£9,000 – £12,850|
|Chest damage resulting in continuous disablement||£22,250 – £39,150|
|Removal of lung||£71,850 – £107,250|
|Traumatic injury causing lasting harm to the chest or heart and a reduced life-expectancy, a physical disability and reduced function||£46,900 – £131,000|
Helping you with your chest injury claim
Jefferies Solicitors has a friendly and competent team of personal injury lawyers. If you would like more information on how much compensation for chest injuries then we would be pleased to hear from you. Please call us today on 0800 342 3206 to arrange your initial consultation. Alternatively, contact our team by completing our online claim form.
Make A Personal Injury Claim
If you have suffered as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation.
Contact Jefferies’ no win, no fee solicitors on our national accident helpline above or complete our quick online enquiry form. One of our team of experienced specialists will get in touch to discuss your prospect of claiming for an accident or injury, in confidence.