The implications of serious internal injuries
Internal injuries may not be as obvious as external physical injuries, but they are sometimes more serious and the consequences can be just as devastating.
Because they are not immediately visible, internal injuries can potentially be extremely dangerous for the patient as they are harder to diagnose than external injuries. Internal injuries that have resulted from a trauma or an accident normally require immediate medical attention.
There are two main types of trauma that result in internal injuries:
- Blunt trauma – where the body part collides with something else.
- Penetrating trauma – where a foreign object penetrates the body, causing a hole.
Examples of internal injuries include:
- Head and brain damage
- Lung damage
- Spleen damage
- Liver damage
- Kidney damage
- Intestine damage
- Aortic tear
- Other organ damage
- Internal bleeding
Causes of internal injury
There are many potential causes of internal injuries. These may include the following:
- Road traffic accidents: incidents involving cars, motorcycles, bicycles and other modes of transport are responsible for the majority of serious internal injuries. This is because of the high level of impact typically associated with road traffic collisions.
- Puncture wounds: these may occur as a result of broken metal or glass in road traffic accidents, but may also involve moving machinery accidents or objects that have been dropped from height.
- Bunt trauma: this could occur in an RTA – for example, as a result of impact with a steering wheel – or as a result of an agricultural animal accident, a fall from height, or an accident involving a moving vehicle in the workplace.
- Slip, trip and fall accidents: falls can result in serious impact and may further result in puncture or blunt force damage to internal organs.
- Crush accidents: incidents involving building collapse or contact with a moving vehicle for example.
- Medical negligence: medical negligence may result in an incorrect incision, blunt force or tear to an internal organ, potentially causing post-surgical infection such as MRSA.
Experienced internal injury solicitors
Thompsons’ team of serious injury solicitors has experience in dealing with claims for compensation involving internal injuries and are familiar with the pain, restriction and psychological difficulties that they can cause.
We aim not only to secure the maximum amount of compensation for you or your loved one, in the shortest possible time but also to help and support you and your family in rebuilding your lives.
Talk to Thompsons about your internal injury compensation claim
There are a number of items that could be included when making a claim for compensation following an internal injury. These include:
- Compensation for the pain and suffering experienced, now and in the future
- Compensation for rehabilitation or retraining
- Compensation for adaptations to your house
- Compensation for adaptations to your vehicle
- Short term financial advice and assistance
- Long term financial advice and assistance
- Compensation for past and future financial losses
- Compensation for past and future medical and care needs
To find out more, give us a call today on 0800 0891 331 and talk things through with one of our serious injury lawyers. Thompsons Solicitors is widely regarded as the leading personal injury law firm in Scotland and specialises in serious, complex and high-value accident compensation claims. Each week we secure our clients more than £1 million in compensation, winning more than 90% of the cases we take on.