About Kidney Injury Claims
Kidney injury claims enable you to recover compensation when you have suffered an injury to your kidney due to an accident, a medical mistake or a developing condition for which somebody else was primarily to blame. Irrespective of how your injury was sustained, by making a successful claim for a kidney injury you will be compensated for the pain you experienced at the time your injury occurred, the effect that the damaged kidney has on your quality of life and any financial consequences of being incapacitated due to a kidney injury.
How to Make Kidney Injury Claims
Kidney injury claims have to show that you have sustained an injury which resulted in a damaged kidney and that the injury was due to a third party´s lack of care. Determining that you have sustained a kidney injury can be proven by your medical records, but establishing that a third party is responsible for the damage to your kidney through their negligent actions – or lack of actions – can often be more difficult.
Police reports or accident reports may need to be compiled and evidence gathered in support of your kidney injury claim. At a time when you may be in a considerable amount of pain from a damaged kidney, collecting evidence of negligence may not be something which is easy for you to do and should not be made a priority before you have recovered from your kidney injury.
Therefore, it is in your best interests to discuss making kidney injury claims for compensation with a solicitor as soon as practically possible. A solicitor will assess your claim for a kidney injury, assist you where necessary to collect evidence in support of your kidney injury claim and advise you if you have a claim for kidney injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.
Compensation Settlements for Kidney Injury Claims
How much compensation for a kidney injury you will be entitled to receive will depend on your personal circumstances. A solicitor will calculate the value of your kidney injury claim by considering the severity of your injury in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to the incident which was responsible for your damaged kidney.
As mentioned above, the consequences of your kidney injury and the effect it has on your quality of life will also be taken into account when compiling a claim for kidney injury compensation. Along with your lack of ability to perform day-to-day tasks while still suffering from a damaged kidney, any quantifiable psychological consequences of the accident which led to your kidney injury – for example any confidence issues you may have in the future – will also be integrated into your kidney injury claim for compensation.
You are also entitled to recover any financial costs which are directly attributable to your damaged kidney when making a claim for kidney injury compensation. These can range from expenses incurred seeking medical attention following an accident which led to your kidney injury, to additional transport costs if you are unable to drive while recovering from your damaged kidney. Any loss of income can also be recovered in a claim for kidney injury compensation – including overtime and pension contributions.
“No Win, No Fee” Claims for a Kidney Injury
Provided that your solicitor believes there is a strong likelihood of your claim for kidney injury compensation being successful, he or she will usually be prepared to represent you in your kidney injury claim on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. This usually means that, should you lose your claim for kidney injury compensation, you will not owe your solicitor for their legal fees and, when your kidney injury claim is successful, you will retain 100 percent of your compensation settlement.
However, not all solicitors offer “No Win, No Fee” claims for a kidney injury on the same basis, and it may be necessary for you to take out an insurance policy to protect yourself from potential financial exposure should your claim for kidney injury compensation be unsuccessful and you become liable for the defendant´s legal fees. Your solicitor should explain the exact terms and conditions of a “No Win, No Fee” claim for a kidney injury prior to accepting your case.
Kidney Injury Claims Legal Advice
It is in your best interests to obtain professional kidney injury claims legal advice at the first practical opportunity. No two claims for kidney injury compensation are identical – even when the extent of the injury to your kidney is the same – and to delay speaking with a solicitor about your individual circumstances could handicap the collection of evidence in support of your kidney injury claim and affect how much compensation for a kidney injury you receive.
Consequently, we invite you to call our freephone helpline and discuss the circumstances of your kidney injury with an experienced solicitor. There is no charge for this service and you will not be placed under any pressure to proceed with a claim for kidney injury compensation. Our solicitors will be able to provide the answers to any questions you may have about making kidney injury claims and help you to decide whether you have a claim for kidney injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.