If you have been injured in the last three years, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. The amount you are able to claim depends on the type and severity of your injury. Personal Injury Claims Aberdeen can help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Our compensation guide outlines the levels of compensation for some of the most common types of injury.
Lung Disease Compensation Claims
Lung disease is frequently related to workplace injuries. These can take many years to come to light, particularly those involving asbestos and other toxic materials commonly found in the workplace. These conditions have a tendency to worsen over time and the level of award often reflects the medical outlook.
The below awards apply no matter the source of the illness. Asbestos related illness is dealt with here.
£66,000 – £89,000
This level of award is normally considered appropriate for a young person with serious disability where there is a probability of the condition becoming progressively worse leading to early death.
£51,500 – £66,000
If the sufferer develops lung cancer which is severely detrimental to their quality of life, the court will consider an award in this bracket.
£36,000 – £51,500
For diseases such as emphysema which cause the lung function to deteriorate and impairs breathing or causes coughing and/or sleep disturbance. There may also be a reduction in the type and level of possible physical activity and employment prospects.
£20,500 – £36,000
If the injury/illness requires the use of an inhaler, causes difficulty in breathing and there is an uncertain or bleak medical prognosis, the court will make an award of this level. There also requires to be an effect on social and working life.
£13,650 – £20,500
This level of award is made where there is breathlessness/wheezing with an effect on social life. There will also be varying levels of anxiety about the future.
£7,000 – £13,650
If there is breathlessness but no effect on the sufferers working life and there is a likelihood of total or almost total recovery within a few years.
£1,450 – £7,000
This award is made for less serious cases, where there is almost total recovery within a few months. Aggravations of conditions such as bronchitis fall into this bracket.
Lung Disease solicitors Aberdeen
If you or a loved one has suffered the injuries described above, and someone else is to blame, contact us today.
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