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Chest Injury Compensation
The chest, protected by the rib cage, contains vital organs such as the heart and lungs as well as other important muscles, arteries and veins. If the chest or any of the components that it contains become injured in an accident that was either not your fault or maybe partially your fault then you could be entitled to bring a compensation claim against the negligent party, which you should do so with the help of a personal injury claims Sheffield solicitor. This is because it is likely that the party responsible would have owed you a duty of care.
Chest injuries can be caused by a single event such as a road traffic accident or can develop over a number of years, for example, damage to the lungs caused through prolonged exposure to asbestos. The actual amount of compensation that will be awarded will depend on the seriousness of the injury and the degree of negligence. There will also be a reduction in the amount of any compensation award if the victim was partly to blame for his or her injuries (known as contributory negligence).
Make a Claim for a Chest Injury
Compensation will also be awarded for any consequential loss, that is loss that has flowed as a direct result of the accident such as damage to property, medical bills, travel expenses and loss of income. A personal injury claims Sheffield solicitor** will help to establish liability and will be able to give you an indication of the amount of compensation you would be entitled to.
If you have suffered a chest injury as a result of an accident that was at least partly the fault of a third party then you should speak with a personal injury claims Sheffield solicitor** as soon as possible. This is because, under the Limitation Act 1980, most personal injury claims have to be brought within three years of the date of the accident that caused the injury or within three years of the date of knowledge. There are however some exceptions to this rule, for example, in the case of a child, a claim can be brought before the child’s 21st birthday.
If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, our injury lawyers can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* offering. Call our Accident solicitors** on 01142245242 Alternatively, you can contact us online to find out more.
We are experts in all forms of body specific injury claims. If you have been hurt in an accident and would like to learn more about claiming personal injury compensation then select the area of your body that has been affected and then call us to discuss your case.