By Brett Williams. Last updated 24th July 2021. 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. 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 that has an excellent track record of winning hernia operation compensation and hernia injury compensation claims for 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 and provide you with an excellent solicitor, who will start working on your claim today.
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- A guide to hernia compensation claims
- What is a hernia injury?
- 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 – Updated July 2021
- No Win No Fee Hernia Claims
- Start Your Hernia Injury Compensation Claim Today
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In this guide to making a hernia compensation claim, we will review under what circumstances you can claim a hernia compensation payout. We will also look at different types of compensation for a hernia injury: such as hernia operation compensation, hernia workers compensation settlements, hernia mesh compensation, incisional hernia compensation and other types. We will also review what to do if you suffer from a hernia injury that is not your fault, take you through the steps of pursuing compensation for a hernia and what hernia compensation amounts. Furthermore, we’ll attempt to answer the question, “Is a hernia an injury or illness?”. We will also advise you on how a top personal injury solicitor from Accident Claims UK, can help you to make your claim.
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 settlements, 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 win your hernia compensation case.
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 require 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.
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.
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 hernia compensation amount that you receive for your hernia compensation claim will determine the severity of your injury and the type of hernia you were caused to suffer from.
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 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 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
If you have experienced a hernia injury in the workplace, you must be able to collect enough evidence to prove that your injury was caused by your negligence on the part of your employer. You can collect evidence to support your claim by taking photos of the obstruction that caused your hernia injury or taking down the contact details of any colleagues who witnessed your hernia injury. You should also see a doctor for a full medical examination. Not only is this essential to ensure that you get the right treatment for your hernia injury, you will also receive a full medical report which will document the full scale of your injuries and recommend the treatment you will need in the future to become healthy again. This will serve as evidence for your hernia compensation claim and estimate the hernia compensation payout amount you should receive.
If you had an accident in the workplace which caused you to suffer from a hernia then trust an Accident Claims UK solicitor to help you claim the compensation that you are entitled to. We will help you gather all the evidence you need to support your case and will fight to get you the maximum amount of compensation for a hernia that you are entitled to.
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 medical 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.
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 rule, 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. Please be aware however that the hernia compensation calculator payout amounts that are quoted here are automatically generated estimates that do not take the individual circumstances of your claim into account. To receive an accurate estimate of how much your hernia compensation payout could be worth, call Accident Claims UK today to speak to one of our friendly advisors.
|Injury type||Seriousness||Compensation band||Comments|
|Psychological injuries||Severe||£51,460 to £108,620||Severe psychological injuries, may include the ability to carry on functioning in the world. May effect friends and family.|
|Psychological injuries||Moderately Severe||£17,900 to £51,460||People may not be able to return to work at this severity.|
|Psychological injuries||Moderate||£5,500 to £17,900||Whilst life-changing stress was caused by the hernia, but a complete recovery has happened or will soon.|
|Psychological injuries||Less Severe||£1,440 to £5,500||There may be some more mild types of stress or symptoms of fear or the ability to carry out some tasks.|
|Damage to the reproductive system - Male||Impotence and/or sterility||Around £139,210||Damage to the reproductive system can happen in rare instances.|
|Cases of chronic and lasting pain||Severe||£49,270 to £78,840||There may be large amounts of pain which stops people functioning.|
|Cases of chronic and lasting pain||Moderate||£26,300 to £49,270||Recoveries can happen, but there may be a lot of pain.|
|Scarring to the body||£7,350 to £21,330||There could be prominent scarring to the body as well as internal scars.|
|Scarring to the body||£2,220 to £7,350||More superficial types of scars.|
If you have suffered a hernia injury in the last three years, you may have experienced medical costs you were not prepared for, lost income and endured untold pain and suffering. Therefore you may be reluctant to spend more money hiring a solicitor and 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 compensation claim? This means that your solicitor will offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) so you will own 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.
If you have experienced a hernia injury at work, due to medical negligence, or another accident that was not your fault, Accident Claims UK would love to help you claim compensation for your injuries. Whether you wish to claim workers compensation for hernia repair, hernia surgery workers compensation, claim money for a hernia workers compensation settlement; or hernia operation compensation, incisional hernia compensation or hernia mesh compensation, we can help you. Our solicitors have an excellent track record of helping victims of hernia injuries get the compensation that they are entitled to for their ordeal. Some of the personal injury solicitors we work with have over three decades of experience of practising personal injury law, so you’re bound to be in good hands.
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 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?
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.
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 on lifting procedures by your employer, you may be able to 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.
How do you prove a hernia at work?
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.
Thanks for reading our hernia injuries guide. Hopefully, we’ve answered the question, “Is a hernia an injury or illness?”