Compensation for chest injuries


Any chest injury that you sustain because of the fault of another person could give you the opportunity to make a personal injury claim for compensation. If you make a claim for compensation because of your chest injury this will generally be under the laws of negligence.

Personal injury law is often complex as it could include tort law and breach of statutory duty, and so it is vital to get legal advice as soon as you can.

How to make a claim

If your chest injuries were sustained because of the fault of another person, you may be able to make a claim for compensation under personal-injury legislation. Personal-injury law can be highly complex, which is why you should contact a qualified solicitor to represent you.

There are many no-win, no-fee solicitors advertising on the internet. These are lawful services, but you will find that using Contact Law to find you a local solicitor provides a much more personal service.

The chest injuries you have sustained will usually have medical evidence that you have a right to see. Try and collect as much of this evidence as you can. It is your responsibility to prove that the chest injuries you have are because of someone’s fault. This could be because:

  • You have been involved in a road accident
  • You underwent a medical procedure that went wrong

Road accidents

Your chest injury could have been sustained in a road accident. If you can prove that the other driver was negligent or incapacitated because of alcohol or drugs, you may have a strong case for compensation. Your solicitor can advise you about the particular circumstances surrounding how you obtained your chest injury.

Medical negligence

If your injuries are the result of a medical procedure, your solicitor must prove medical negligence. You should be aware that solicitors that can handle medical negligence cases have special training and are accredited to the Law Society. You should check the credentials of any solicitor you want to use before engaging their services.

Often, your solicitor can negotiate with the person or organisation (if you are suing a hospital for instance) to settle your claim for compensation out of court. This is always the best cause of action, as court cases can be long and expensive for all parties involved in the case.

Chest injuries can be very serious, so if you think your injury was the direct result of medical negligence, or the fault of another person, let us match you with a solicitor for help and advice about a potential compensation claim.

Personal-injury claims can be highly complex, which is why you should always use the services of a reputable solicitor. They will be able to give you a clear idea of the costs your compensation claim could attract and importantly what level of compensation you could expect if your claim was successful. Most cases for compensation are settled out of court.

Your solicitor can act as your representative in all negotiations with the person or organisation you are seeking compensation from.

See our page on personal injury compensation, for more information on the likely award for a successful claim.

Have you suffered a chest injury as a result of an accident – perhaps a road accident, or a medical complication? Contact Law can put you in touch with an expert personal injury solicitor who deals in chest injury claims. Please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.

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