By Jo Jeffries. Last Updated 20th June 2022. Welcome to our guide to hernia injury accident compensation. Below, we discuss hernia at work compensation, answering questions such as ‘Is a hernia an injury or illness’ and ‘how much do you get for mesh settlement?’ We also give guidance on hernia compensation amounts, giving guidance on what damages make up hernial settlement amounts in the UK, and explaining what else can hernia settlement amounts include aside from the pain and suffering of a hernia injury.
If you have experienced a hernia injury you will understand how painful. Hernia injuries can only be corrected with invasive surgery which can often impact your day-to-day life and require you to take a substantial amount of time off work, causing a loss of income. If your hernia injury was caused by an accident that wasn’t your fault you could be entitled to claim tens of thousands of pounds in hernia compensation.
Is A Hernia An Injury Or Illness?
During this guide, we’ll try to answer the question, “Is a hernia an injury or illness?”. Trust Accident Claims UK to help you win your hernia compensation payout today. We are a trusted personal injury solicitor’s firm. Accident Claims UK has an excellent track record of winning hernia operation compensation and hernia injury compensation claims. We could help victims like yourself. We offer a free legal consultation for claimants who have suffered a hernia injury that was not their fault.
Call us today and if you have a legitimate claim we will estimate how much compensation for a hernia you could be awarded. W could also provide you with an excellent solicitor, who will start working on your claim today. They could fight for the maximum hernia compensation amounts for your claim.
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- A guide to hernia compensation claims
- What is a hernia injury? Is A Hernia An Injury Or Illness
- Can You Make A Hernia Injury Compensation Complaint?
- Symptoms And Types Of A Hernia
- Causes Of Hernia And Treatment Types
- How To Make A Hernia Negligence Claim
- Is There A Time Limit For Making A Hernia Claim?
- Hernia Compensation Calculator – What Hernia Compensation Amounts Could I Receive?
- No Win No Fee Hernia At Work Compensation Claims
- Start Your Hernia Injury Accident Compensation Claim Today
- Useful LinksRelating To Hernia Injury Accident Compensation
Need guidance on hernia compensation amounts?
If you have suffered a hernia injury and think you could make a compensation claim, call Accident Claims UK to speak to one of our advisors for your free legal consultation. Whether you need to make a claim for incisional hernia compensation, hernia operation compensation if you experienced a hernia medical negligence, hernia mesh compensation or you experienced an accident at work which caused your hernia injury and you need to claim a workers compensation settlement, we can help. During your consultation, we will determine whether or not you have a legitimate case for compensation, look at the individual circumstances of your settlement to estimate how much compensation you can claim and will match you to a specialist solicitor with the right skills and experience to help you with your hernia compensation claim.
Hernia injuries are defined as an internal organ pushing through an internal wall of tissue or muscle. Hernia injuries require surgery to fix, where the organ is pushed back in place and requires a wire mesh or organic matter to keep the organ in place until the cells have regenerated enough to sustain the pressure. A hernia can be caused by becoming overstrained, so can be induced due to a workplace accident, or a situation involving manual handling injuries. If you have experienced a hernia injury due to an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party you could be legally entitled to claim compensation for a hernia.
How much are hernia compensation amounts worth?
How much compensation for a hernia injury you can be awarded depends greatly on the severity of the injury and individual circumstances surrounding your accident. However, many of our clients are awarded hernia compensation payouts worth tens of thousands of pounds or more, so these claims are well worth pursuing.
Get in touch with our team of advisors for more information on hernia settlement amounts in the UK, as well as how much you could receive in hernia mesh compensation in the UK.
Under what circumstances can you claim compensation for a hernia injury? You are not entitled to claim compensation for a hernia injury if you were the person who was responsible for your injuries. You are entitled to make a hernia compensation claim if you suffered a hernia injury, due to the negligence of another party. So for example, if you were moving heavy furniture in your own home and did not take proper precautions, which caused you a hernia injury, you will not be able to sue you for compensation. However if your employer required you to move heavy furniture in your job and did not provide the correct training, or enact correct manual handling procedures, which led to you suffering a hernia injury, you would be entitled to claim for hernia compensation.
These types of accidents all frequently result in hernia compensation claims:
- Medical negligence: Hernia can be caused, or worsened by medical negligence during an operation, leading victims to sue for hernia operation compensation.
- Manual handling accidents: This can involve workers being made to carry weights that are too heavy, not within the correct height to weight ratio.
- Not being given proper training or guidance in the workplace: If you work in a manual job, you should be trained correctly on how to follow procedures that could cause any sort of strain. You should not be required to carry out procedures in a manner that may cause you an injury.
A hernia is a serious and painful injury, which can greatly impact the sufferer’s day-to-day quality of life. There are different types of a hernia injury. The most common types of hernia injury are inguinal hernias, femoral hernias, umbilical hernias and hiatus hernias. We are going to look at these types of a hernia in more detail below.
- Inguinal hernias: Inguinal hernias are injuries that occur when parts of your bowel or fatty tissues poke through the tissue of the groin, at the top of the inner thigh. These sorts of injuries are more common in men than women.
- Femoral hernias: A femoral hernia is when a fatty tissue or part of your bowel pokes through the tissue of the groin, at the top of the inner thigh. These sorts of injuries are rarer than an inguinal hernia and mostly affect women.
- Umbilical hernias: An umbilical hernia is when fatty tissue or part of your bowel pokes through the tissue of your abdomen near your belly button. Umbilical hernias can affect adults who as a result of strain on the abdomen or can affect babies if the opening in the stomach which the umbilical cord passes through doesn’t seal itself after the baby has been born.
- Hiatus hernias: a hiatus hernia occurs when part of your stomach pushes through an opening in your chest into the diaphragm. The symptoms of this hernia are not noticeable, although it can cause heartburn.
Less common hernias
There are also five types of less common hernias. These types of hernia injuries are no less painful and make life equally difficult for the sufferer. We are going to look in more detail at these types of hernias below.
- Diaphragmatic hernias: diaphragmatic hernias are caused by organs in the abdomen moving up into the chest through an opening in the diaphragm. If a baby’s diaphragm hasn’t developed properly in the womb, this can also affect them.
- Muscle hernias: muscle hernias occur when part of a muscle pokes up through the abdomen. This injury can also happen in leg muscles, caused by sporting accidents.
- Spigelian hernias: Spigelian hernias happen part of the bowel pokes through the side of the abdomen, at the bottom of the navel.
Incisional hernias: Incisional hernias occur when a surgical wound in the abdomen hasn’t fully healed and tissue can poke through.
- Epigastric hernias: Epigastric hernias occur when fatty tissue pokes through the upper part of the sufferer’s abdomen, above the navel and below the lower part of your breastbone (sternum).
The severity of your injury and the type of hernia you were caused to suffer from will determine the hernia compensation amount that you receive.
Causes of hernia at work compensation claims – Is a hernia an injury or illness?
One common cause of hernia injuries is manual handling accidents in the workplace. Often this happens because workers are not given adequate training or equipment to lift the required weight. Or they are asked to work alone when they should be working in pairs or groups. Employers have a duty of care towards their staff, so there is no excuse to cause a hernia or musculoskeletal injury towards their staff as a result.
An inguinal hernia is the most common type of hernia caused due to workplace accidents. If you have suffered a hernia due to negligence on the part of your employer, you could sue for a hernia worker’s compensation settlement. If you had to undergo hernia surgery to treat your injury, you could claim hernia surgery worker’s compensation to compensate you for the cost of your hernia treatment.
How much do you get for a mesh settlement?
How is a hernia treated? A minority of hernia cases can be treated without surgery. Unfortunately, most hernia treatments require invasive surgery. Unfortunately, if any medical negligence (meaning substandard care) occurs then the hernia can be worsened with the symptoms worsened rather than fixed. You can sue for hernia mesh compensation in the UK if the mesh that was used during your operation was not fixed properly, or if another form of medical negligence occurred during your hernia operation, you can claim hernia operation compensation.
If you have suffered an accident that was not your fault in the workplace which caused you to suffer a hernia injury, you can claim for a hernia workers compensation settlement. You can also claim hernia operation compensation if your hernia was worsened by medical negligence during a hernia operation.
How To Make A Workplace Hernia Claim
Have you have experienced a hernia injury in the workplace,? if so, you must be able to collect enough evidence. You need to prove that your injury was caused by your negligence on the part of your employer. Claimants can collect evidence to support a claim by taking photos of the obstruction that caused a hernia injury. They could take down the contact details of any colleagues who witnessed their hernia injury. They should also see a doctor for a full medical examination.
This is essential to ensure that you get the right treatment for your hernia injury. However, you will also receive a full medical report which will document the full scale of your injuries. it could detail the treatment you will need in the future to become healthy again. This will serve as evidence for your hernia compensation claim. It could also estimate the hernia compensation payout amount you should receive.
For free legal advice and further guidance on starting your accident at work claim, get in touch with our team of expert advisors.
How To Make A Clinical Negligence Hernia Compensation Claim
If you wish to claim hernia injury compensation for a hernia injury that was caused, or worsened by medical negligence during an operation, you will have to be able to prove that the condition has worsened due to substandard medical care. In some cases the worsening of a hernia injury is an unavoidable accident, in other cases, it is caused by negligence on the part of the surgeon, nurses, or other medical professionals who treated you. One advantage of hiring a specialist medical negligence solicitor is that they will be able to gather proper evidence on your behalf to prove that the doctors and other medical staff that treated you did not properly address the issue of your hernia injury.
If you have had a hernia injury worsened due to medical negligence during an operation, you could be owed tens of thousands of pounds in hernia operation compensation. Trust Accident Claims UK to provide you with an excellent clinical negligence solicitor who will conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and gather all the evidence necessary to support your claim. What’s more, they will fight your case relentlessly to get you the highest hernia compensation payout that they possibly can.
To get an estimated hernia claim amount, or to learn more about hernia mesh compensation in the UK, call our advisors today. They can give you a free estimation of what your claim might be worth.
In England, Scotland and Wales there is a statute of limitations of three years on making a personal injury claim. This means that if you are injured in an accident that was not your fault, you will have three years from the time your accident occurred, or you realised that you had been injured. One exception to this rule is being injured as a child, in which case you can claim for your injuries within three years of your 18th birthday. There are other exceptions to this time limit, so if your injury or diagnosis occurred more than three years ago, call Accident Claims UK to see if you could still claim hernia injury compensation.
How much you can receive for your hernia compensation claim depends on how serious an injury you suffered, the level of pain and suffering you endured and what sort of impact it will have on you. The hernia compensation calculator below shows the hernia compensation amounts that you could claim, depending on the nature of the accident and the hernia injury you suffered.
The figures in the table below are taken from the 16th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG), published in 2022, and demonstrate potential figures for general damages.
|Injury Type||Compensation Band||Notes|
|Severe Psychological Injuries (a)||£54,830 to £115,730||Severe issues coping with social, work, or academic life, and may affect day-to-day relationships.|
|Moderately Severe Psychological Injuries (b)||£19,070 to £54,830||Injuries of this level may prevent any future gainful employment.|
|Hernia (a)||£14,900 to £24,170||Continuing pain, with limitation of movement even after repair.|
|Hernia (b)||£7,010 to £9,110||Direct inguinal hernia with some risk of recurrence following repair|
|Hernia (c)||£3,390 to £7,230||Uncomplicated indirect inguinal hernia, possible repaired.|
|Severe Chronic Pain (a)||£42,130 to £62,990||Ongoing symptoms despite treatment, with an impact on the ability to work.|
|Moderate Chronic Pain (b)||£21,070 to £38,490||Ongoing symptoms with some chance of recovery.|
|Loss Of Spleen (a)||£20,800 to £26,290||Continuing risk of internal infection due to loss of spleen and impact on the immune system.|
|Loss Of Spleen (b)||£4,350 to £8,640||Loss of spleen with no risk to immune system.|
|Bowel injury||£12,590 to £24,480||Some permanent damage but return of bowel control|
To get a free estimation of your hernia claim amount, or to learn more about hernia settlement amounts in the UK, get in touch today. Our advisors can offer free legal advice and more help to get your claim started.
What else can hernia settlement amounts include?
We have explained how hernia settlement amounts in the UK could be calculated in accordance with the pain and suffering you’ve experienced, but what else can hernia settlement amounts include? Well, you could be eligible to claim special damages. These are the calculable financial expenses caused by your hernia injury.
Special damages could include a range of financial costs and losses. These could include medical expenses, care costs and travel costs, for example. Further to this, special damages could include loss of income. Some people with a hernia injury need time off work to recover. If they do, and they lose out on income as a result, they could be eligible to claim for those losses. Losses of income could include regular overtime and bonuses, as well as usual daily pay.
To find out more about what hernia settlement amounts in the UK could include, please call our team. We would be happy to help you.
If you have suffered a hernia injury in the last three years, you may have experienced medical costs you were not prepared for. You could have lost income and endured untold pain and suffering. Therefore you may be reluctant to spend more money hiring a solicitor. You might be worried about the risk of paying an upfront fee in case you don’t win your hernia compensation claim. If you have suffered from a hernia injury in the last three years, you could make a no win no fee hernia compensation claim.
What is a No Win No Fee hernia injury accident compensation claim?
What is a no win no fee compensation claim? This means that your solicitor will offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). You will only have to pay for your solicitor’s services if you win your compensation claim. That’s right, you won’t have to pay any upfront solicitor’s fees or ongoing hourly rates. If you win your case, your solicitor’s fee will be paid out of your hernia compensation payout so there’s no financial risk to you. You will receive the same high quality of service that a client paying an upfront fee would receive. To enquire about making a no win no fee claim with Accident Claims UK fill out our online claims form, or call us today to tell us about your hernia injury case. We’re looking forward to working with you.
Have you have experienced a hernia injury at work? Was it due to medical negligence, or another accident that was not your fault? If so, Accident Claims UK would love to help you claim compensation for your injuries. You might wish to claim workers compensation for hernia repair or hernia surgery workers compensation. Alternatively, you might want to claim money for a hernia workers compensation settlement. Or maybe it’s hernia operation compensation, incisional hernia compensation or hernia mesh compensation. No matter what claim you have, we can help you. Our solicitors have an excellent track record of helping victims of hernia injuries. we could help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. Some of the personal injury solicitors we work with have over three decades of experience. They are highly skilled in practising personal injury law. Therefore, you’re bound to be in good hands.
Getting In Touch About Hernia Injury Accident Compensation
Get started today. Accident Claims UK offers a free legal consultation to victims seeking a hernia compensation payout. We will let you know if you have legitimate grounds to receive compensation, how much you could claim and will provide you with the best solicitor to fight your hernia injury compensation claim. So don’t delay. Call us today on 0800 073 8801 to speak to one of our friendly advisors, and hopefully, we can proceed with your compensation claim very soon.
Hernia Injury Accident Compensation FAQs
We are now going to answer some questions relating to hernias that might help you if you’re thinking of making a claim. Please let us know if there is anything else you’d like to know.
Is a hernia an injury or illness?
If you’re still asking is a hernia an injury or illness, the below explanation could help.
Hernias result from tears in the abdominal wall. Once the tear is large enough, organs or fat pass through the hole. Hernias are common injuries in the workplace that often result when the employee is required to carry out heavy lifting.
How much do you get for a mesh settlement- making a compensation claim for a hernia mesh gone wrong?
Are you wondering how much do you get for a mesh settlement? You may have suffered injury due to an improperly inserted mesh to help with a hernia. When you have a hernia repair surgery, the protruding organ is usually tucked back into place. The muscle wall that holds it where it should be is repaired. This can be done by using a mesh or patch. However, in some cases, these devices could cause problems. They could go wrong if the surgeon is negligent. In which case you could have a claim for medical negligence.
However, in other cases, your question of how much do you get for a mesh settlement might relate to a defective product. In which case you could take action against the manufacturer. If you are considering making such claims, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Accident and injury at work statistics 2020-21
You might be surprised to read this, but there were still a significant number of people injured in work related accidents in 2020/21, even though a work from home order was in place for some of this period. The statistics show that 0.4 million people suffered injury from a workplace accident in this period. You can see that one of the common causes of such injuries was handling, lifting and carrying, which could lead to hernia injuries. We have included the graphic below to show you what other causes of injuries at work there were during this time.
Hernia At Work Compensation – Can you claim compensation for a hernia?
As with other personal injury claims, if you have suffered a hernia because somebody else was negligent, then you could be entitled to seek damages. For instance, if your hernia resulted from a lack of training by your employer, you may be able to claim. You could claim against them for your suffering.
Can I still work with a hernia?
After a hernia operation, you may need to recuperate for a while. Depending on how your operation was performed, you may need up to 4-weeks before you can return to roles that require heavy lifting.
Hernia At Work Compensation – How do you prove a hernia at work?
Now we’ve answered the question of Is a hernia an injury or illness?, let’s move on to evidence. To show that you’ve suffered a hernia at work, various pieces of evidence could be used. Firstly, a copy of an accident report could be used to prove that an accident took place. This could be backed up by witness statements from your colleagues. To show that you have indeed suffered a hernia, medical records from your GP or doctor could be used.
Could hernia compensation amounts include loss of earnings?
If you lose out on income due to an injury that was caused by someone breaching their duty of care towards you, your settlement might comprise special damages.
These could include loss of earnings due to having to take time away from work while you recover. You would need to evidence these losses by providing documents such as payslips, for example.
What other special damages could hernia compensation amounts include?
Special damages may be awarded if you incurred losses or costs due to your injuries. This might include medical costs for treatment unavailable on the NHS.
You could also claim for travel costs relating to hospital appointments or meetings with your lawyer.
Additionally, if you required care at home because of your injury, you could claim care costs too.
Evidence will be required to support your claim, such as receipts, payslips or invoices. Call our team on the number above.
How much do you get for mesh settlement?
As we have previously explained, hernia compensation amounts would be calculated on a case-by-case basis. They would be based on your suffering, pain and loss of amenity. You could also claim for special damages to cover out of pocket expenses.
Why does a No Win No Fee solicitor’s fee depend on the hernia compensation amounts I receive?
Under a Conditional Fee Agreement, you will pay a success fee if your claim succeeds. It is taken as a legally capped percentage from your compensation.
Where can I obtain further guidance on my hernia injury claim?
If after reading this guide, you have questions about your eligibility to claim you can obtain further guidance on claiming for a hernia injury from our expert team. Our advisors will be able to talk to you about your claim and give you guidance on the next steps to take if you intend to go ahead.
We could assess your eligibility to claim and provide a No Win No Fee solicitor to eligible claimants. For more information, get in touch on the number above.
Thanks for reading our guide to hernia injury accident compensation. Hopefully you now know more about hernia at work compensation, and we’ve successfully answered questions such as ‘Is a hernia an injury or illness’ and ‘how much do you get for mesh settlement?’. If you’d like to learn more about hernia compensation amounts, or start your claim today, we’d be happy to help.