Bladder and bowel injuries can be caused in a number of ways. For example, victims of car and motorcycle accidents can sometimes develop bladder problems following a fracture of the pelvis.
A ruptured bladder can also be caused by:
- A blunt trauma injury, such as a forceful blow to the body in a road accident or a fall from height.
- Penetrating wounds, such as stab type wound caused by machinery at work or an assault
- Perforation injuries that occur when the bladder is accidentally pierced during surgery as a result of medical negligence.
The majority of bladder injuries are successfully solved by surgery. However, sometimes complications can occur, such as infection (peritonitis), bleeding, urine retention or scar formation.
A prolapsed bladder can trigger problems such as urinary difficulties, stress incontinence, lower back pain or pain during sexual intercourse.
Such injuries can be more difficult than people realise. If you have difficulty controlling your urine or bowel movements, it can affect many parts of your life. You may be conscious of this at work. You may be more reluctant to leave the house. These injuries can sometimes lead to the loss of a job, social life, cause relationship issues and psychological conditions, such as anxiety or low mood.
We understand the impact that a bowel or bladder injury can have. If you have suffered this injury through no fault of your own, we are here to help. Please do not be embarrassed to discuss your symptoms with us. We are familiar with this type of injury and can arrange for you to chat with someone that you feel comfortable with.
If you want to make a claim, we can help you recover damages to reflect any physical, psychological or financial damage you may have experienced.
We can find other ways to help you too. For example, if you would benefit from further surgery, you can include recover the cost of private treatment as part of your claim. Or, if you need an extra bathroom fitted in your home, you can include the cost as part of your claim. We can also explore new therapies that could help you manage your symptoms.
Everyone is different. We are here to make sure that all your needs are met.
Types of damages awards:
- Where there have been long-term bladder symptoms which are almost completely recovered, damages are likely to be in the region of £19,980 to £26,710.
- Where there is a serious lack of control with ongoing incontinence, damages can range from £54,600 to £68,190.
- If there is complete loss of bladder function, damages can be up to £120,040.
- In cases involving double incontinence (loss of bowel function and bladder function) together with other medical complications, damages can be as high as £157,150.
Make a free enquiry
To find out how we can help you claim compensation for bowel and bladder injuries, contact us for a free, no obligation enquiry.
Call us on 0800 024 1400 or fill out our free online enquiry form.