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Damaged Bladder Compensation Claims

What are Bladder Injury Claims worth?

If you have suffered a bladder injury because of another person’s negligence, we’re here to help.

Here at PSR, we believe strongly in helping our clients obtain the compensation that they deserve. If you have suffered an abdominal injury, such as damage to your bladder, in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.

We understand that suffering from a bladder injury can be a very stressful, upsetting, and worrying time. Depending on the cause and the extent of the damage, bladder injuries can be life-altering. Many victims who have experienced bladder injuries must take time off work and attend regular medical intervention appointments, which often include surgeries to repair the wounded bladder.

While we know that money can’t fix everything, our experience in handling bladder compensation claims tells us that victims who receive money after their accident often feel more equipped to deal with any financial concerns that have arisen, or are likely to arise, because of their injury. Such concerns often include being unable to work, having to travel regularly to hospital appointments, and accessing private healthcare. 

Any compensation payment you receive could be used to cover lost earnings, pay for travel expenses, and provide healthcare.

Making a claim can be a daunting process, but we’ll be here for you every step of the way.

Our friendly and compassionate personal injury claims advisors are available now. Whether you’re ready to begin your claim, have some questions, or simply wish to discuss your case, we’re here.

Bladder Damage Compensation Amounts

If you’re considering making a bladder injury compensation claim, you’re probably wondering how much you could be entitled to. Estimating how much compensation someone could receive is difficult, since every settlement amount decided by the court is unique to the case at hand.

When valuing your claim, the judge will consider the severity of your injury, and the extent to which you have been affected. They will also consider whether your injury will cause you problems in the future.

To help you understand how much you could receive below are the guidelines outlined by the Judicial College that suggest guideline general damage amounts for this type of injury.

Bladder Injury Compensation Claim Values

Compensation Guide

Traumatic Bladder Injuries

Total loss of bladder and bowel control

£146,840

Moderate bladder injury likely to have long term effects but an eventual full-recovery

Between £18,660 and £24,950

Serious bladder injury that has resulted in extreme loss of function and control

£51,000 and £63,720

Severe bladder injury that has resulted in complete loss of control and function

Up to £112,100

*The above figures are based on the Judicial College Guidelines and as such are only guidelines to how much you potentially could receive for your claim.

To find out more about how much you could be entitled to, contact a member of our team today.

Contact our Bladder Injury Claims Experts

Paul Rossiter

Paul Rossiter

Managing Director

Richard Layfield

Richard Layfield

Solicitor - Head of Personal Injury

Mark House

Mark House

Solicitor - Head of Litigation

What is the bladder?

The bladder is a muscular organ that forms part of the body’s urinary systems. Other organs in this system include the kidneys and the urethra. Sometimes, injuries to the abdomen can cause injuries to more than one organ in a system; for more information on injuries to the urinary system, see our kidney injury and kidney damage page.

After the body’s blood has been filtered by the kidneys, a waste product named urine is produced. Although the kidneys are responsible for making this product, they aren’t responsible for holding it. Instead, after being produced, the urine is sent to the bladder via the ureters, two thin tubes that connect the bladder to the kidney and allow urine to pass into the bladder.

The bladder itself is a small, sac-shaped organ, but it expands significantly in size to hold large quantities of urine. Approximately 400-600 millilitres of urine can be held in the bladder at any one time, but we usually experience the urge to urinate when the amount of urine reaches between 200 and 250 ml.

When the bladder reaches capacity, the nerves in the bladder are triggered by the organ’s weight, and messages are sent to the brain telling it that the bladder needs to be emptied. The messages are fired by neurons, which are transmitted to the brain along the spinal cord.

Depending on whether we can access a toilet or not, the brain will respond in one of two ways: either it will instruct the bladder’s sphincter muscles to tighten so that the urine does not leak out, or it will instruct them to release. Sadly, when the bladder is injured, the nerves in the bladder can be damaged, resulting in issues controlling when we urinate.

Bladder Injury Causes

There are many causes of bladder injuries, many of which occur naturally because of illness. When the bladder is injured, however, its ability to hold urine and release it on command is usually impaired.

Some causes of bladder injuries include:

  • Cystitis, which is an infection of the bladder and the urinary tract;
  • A prolapsed bladder, which occurs when the bladder falls through the abdominal wall;
  • Urinary stones;
  • An overactive bladder;
  • A ruptured bladder.

A ruptured bladder is a very serious medical condition that can be caused by trauma.

Trauma can be split into two categories, being defined as either blunt-force trauma, or penetrating trauma.

Blunt-force trauma occurs when the body hits another surface with force, such as during a road traffic accident.

Penetrating trauma, on the other hand, occurs when an area of the body is pierced by a foreign object, such as a knife in an assault, or a piece of sharp debris in a road traffic accident.

Most ruptured bladder accidents can be cured, often with surgery, but it may take time for them to heal. If you have experienced a ruptured bladder because of an accident that was somebody else’s fault, contact us today to find out if you could claim compensation.

Injuries such as ruptured bladders can cause additional injuries to manifest. For example, infections, which usually occur naturally, can occur as a secondary consequence of a ruptured bladder.

Workplace bladder injuries

Accidents in the workplace can cause bladder injuries to occur. For example, falling from height could cause either blunt-force trauma to the abdominal area, or penetrating trauma, depending on what the victim ultimately lands on.

At work, employers have a legal obligation and a duty of care to protect the health of their employees. Employees must take specific measures to ensure the wellbeing of their employees’ is taken care of. This often involves:

  • Providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to employees so that they can carry out their jobs safely. This could include providing harnesses to workers working at height to prevent falls.
  • Providing training to staff so that they can understand the risks of their job and take steps to avoid danger wherever possible is also crucial.
  • Employers should also carry out regular risk assessments. The purpose of a risk assessment is to identify hazards in the workplace and calculate the risks of those hazards posing a risk to health. Employers should actively respond to the results of any assessments that are undertaken by mitigating the risk of harm.

If your employer has failed to follow these steps properly and you have sustained a bladder injury as a result, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

We understand that making a claim against an employer can be intimidating, particularly if you still work for the company in question, but it’s important to remember that you have the right to claim for compensation.

Your employer cannot treat a genuine claim with contempt or penalise you in any way for making it.

Other Causes of Bladder Injuries

Road traffic injuries (RTAs) are a common cause of bladder injuries. RTAs occur frequently on UK roads, and can involve other road users, including cyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians. Abdominal injuries, including bladder injuries, are often sustained in RTAs. Blunt force trauma from a victim’s body colliding with another vehicle, or with the dashboard or seats in front of them, can cause significant injuries to the bladder and other organs, while penetrating trauma can occur when damaged metal or glass pierces the abdominal cavity.

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you could make a claim for compensation. Our professional personal injury solicitors are experienced in handling road traffic accident injury claims, having helped clients throughout the country. Contact us today to find out if you could make a claim.

Making a Bladder Injury Claim 

If you have suffered an injury to your bladder, PSR Solicitor’s specialist Injury Claim Solicitors will assist you in claiming the compensation you deserve.

By selecting PSR Solicitors to handle your bladder injury compensation claim, you can be confident that they will work tirelessly on your behalf to secure you the maximum level of compensation available to you.

We will assess your claim in detail before advising you whether to proceed and in the unlikely event that the claim is unsuccessful, you’ll be protected by our No Win No Fee promise.

Every PSR Solicitors’ Personal Injury Lawyer in Wales and Injury Claims Solicitors in Cheshire is accredited by the Law Society for Personal Injury Claims. This affords you and your family the confidence that your claim is in the hands of an experienced and highly adept legal professional.

Covering North Wales and the Cheshire area, PSR Solicitors have offices in Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Wrexham, Ellesmere Port, Wallasey and Shotton. They are one of the industry’s leading Personal Injury Law Firms and have an exemplary track record in securing the maximum compensation for their clients.

Our LEXCEL Accreditation, again by the Law Society, ensures you will receive nothing but the absolute best in client services, allowing you to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

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