Alkers Solicitors pursue successful ‘no win, no fee’ chest injury compensation claims for clients throughout Lancashire and nationwide. If you have injured your torso during an accident on the road, at work or in a public place, our practiced, qualified lawyers are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve.
The below information is a rough guide to the level of damages that you could recover at the settlement of your chest injury compensation claim. Please remember that the figures quoted are to be used as a guideline only in order to give you an idea of the potential award. Alkers Solicitors will always fight to get you the maximum possible compensation for your claim.
If you would like more accurate chest injury compensation information based on the details of your case, please contact Alkers team of chest injury solicitors for personal legal advice on freephone 0800 00 55 44 , request a callback or use the enquiry form.
Internal Organs – Torso
The level of awards will be affected by the following criteria:
A) Age and Gender
C) Effect on capacity to work and enjoy life
D) Effect on life expectancy
|Worst case including total removal of a lung and/or serious heart damage||£64,250 to £96,000|
|Traumatic injury to chest, lung and/or heart causing permanent damage||£42,000 to £64,250|
|Damage to chest and lung(s) causing some continuing disability||£20,000 to £35,000|
|Relatively simple injury causing some permanent damage||£8,000 to £11,500|
|Toxic fume/smoke inhalation some residual damage||£3,450 to £8,000|
|Injuries leading to collapsed lungs with a full and uncomplicated recovery||£1,400 to £3,450|
|Fractures of ribs or soft tissue injuries causing serious pain and disability over a few weeks only||Up to £2,500|
|A young person with serious disability with probability of progressive worsening leading to a premature death||£64,250 to £86,500|
|Lung cancer (typically in an older person) causing severe pain and impairment of function and quality of life||£50,000 to £64,250|
|Disease causing significant and worsening lung function and impaired breathing, restriction of physical activity and employment||£35,000 to £50,000|
|Breathing difficulties requiring fairly frequent inhaler use with significant effect on social and working life||£20,000 to £35,000|
|Bronchitis and wheezing not causing serious symptoms with varying levels of anxiety||£13,250 to £20,000|
|Some slight breathlessness with no effect on working life with likelihood of permanent recovery within a few years||£6,750 to £13,250|
|Provisional awards for less serious cases||£3,450 to £6,750|
|Temporary aggravation of Bronchitis or other chest problem resolving within a very few months||£1,400 to £3,450|
|Mesothelioma causing severe pain and impairment of both function and quality of life||£52,500 to £81,500|
|Lung cancer, symptoms may not be as painful as Mesothelioma but more protracted||£50,000 to £64,250|
|Asbestosis causing impairment of the extremities of the lungs so that oxygen uptake to the blood stream is reduced||£30,750 to £67,500|
|Pleural thickening typically causing progressive symptoms||£24,500 to £50,000|
|Provisional awards for the least serious cases||£4,250 to £7,000|
|Severe and permanent disabling asthma||£27,500 to £42,000|
|Chronic asthma||£16,750 to £27,500|
|Bronchitis and wheezing affecting working and social life, likelihood of substantial recovery within a few years||£12,250 to £16,750|
|Relatively mild asthma-like symptoms||£6,750 to £12,250|
|Mild asthma, bronchitis, colds and chest problems resolving within a few months||Up to £3,250|
If you require a more accurate chest injury compensation amount, please contact Alkers’ team of chest injury solicitors for professional advice.
If you’d like us to call you request a callback and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
To view the range of compensation amounts for your particular injury please click on the relevant section of the body below:
(The amounts are based on the 9th edition of the Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases by the Judicial Studies Board.)