The bladder is the essential organ in your pelvic region used to store urine. It carries out an important function in your body, and if it becomes injured or damaged it can seriously impact your day-to-day life.
That’s why if an injury to your bladder is incurred in the workplace, through medical negligence, or as the result of an accident, you could be entitled to compensation.
Bladder complaints that may warrant compensation are:
- Bladder cancer
- Ruptured bladder
- Prolapsed bladder
Bladder Cancer Compensation
Research continues into the cause of bladder cancer but two of the main factors known to increase the risk of developing this disease are smoking and exposure to certain chemicals. These include those used in manufacturing dyes, plastics, petroleum and rubber, as well as those present in gasworks, leather treating plants, the tyre making industry, the printing industry, chemical manufacturing and processing and distribution industries.
If you are diagnosed with bladder cancer and believe it has been caused by exposure to chemicals at work, you may be entitled to make a bladder cancer compensation claim.
There are strict time limits in place to make any personal injury compensation claim, including bladder cancer compensation claims. Our team will be able to advise you whether or not you have a possible claim for bladder cancer compensation and are happy to talk you through the process.
Ruptured Bladder Compensation
A ruptured bladder is a serious injury and can be caused by trauma sustained in a car crash, a severe fall, a blow to the abdominal area or during pelvic surgery.
The longer the rupture remains untreated the more dangerous the condition could become. It could even lead to bladder failure. Our team of experts will be happy to advise you whether or not you can claim for a ruptured bladder injury and will to talk you through the process.
Prolapsed Bladder Compensation
Women, especially as they get older, are prone to a problem known as a prolapsed bladder. The front wall of the vagina provides support to the bladder, and this can weaken with extreme exertion or heavy lifting, or through natural causes, such as childbirth.
If the weakening is significant, the bladder may no longer be supported and can drop into the vagina – this is known as a prolapse.
A prolapsed bladder can result in problems urinating, incontinence when coughing or sneezing, lower back and pelvic pain or pain during sexual intercourse.
If you have suffered a prolapsed bladder as the result of heavy lifting or exertion in the workplace, or through medical negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Talk to our team of experts to find out more about if you can claim, and about the claims process.
How much compensation could you receive for your bladder injury?
Average compensation payouts for less serious loss of bladder function
If you have fully recovered, but you suffered problems with your bladder function lasting for some time you could expect a compensation of £16,000 - £22,000.
Average compensation for more serious bladder injury
If you experience more serious damage to your bladder with continued incontinence or pain when urinating, the average bladder claim payout you can expect is £22,000 - £57,000.
Worst cases of bladder injury claims
If you suffer total failure and complete loss of bladder control your compensation is likely to be calculated between £57,000 - £100,000
Johnson Law Solicitors can help you with your workplace, accident or medical negligence bladder injury claim If you are considering making a bladder injury claim, our specialist solicitors at Johnson Law can help. They will deal with your case in a friendly and understanding manner and do everything possible to put you at ease.
If you do have a possible personal injury claim and decide to instruct Johnson Law Solicitors to deal with the matter for you, we will recover our legal fees from the person responsible for your injury, ensuring that the entire procedure is funded on a no win, no fee, and stress-free basis to you.
To discuss compensation amounts for your bladder injury claim, contact us free on 0800 130 0699 for free legal advice and help, or complete our online claim form.