Chest injuries are defined as injuries to the chest, lungs and heart. Injuries to this part of the body can be very serious, and in some cases can cause loss of life.

A number of chest injury claims occur as a result of asbestos-related diseases, while others are due to road traffic accidents and falls from height. Injuries range from broken ribs and smoke inhalation to more serious heart and lung conditions such as cancer and mesothelioma.

The amount of compensation you may receive will vary according to a number of factors, including the severity of the injury and the long-term effects it has on your home life and ability to work.

Due to the serious nature of many chest injuries, final compensation awards can often be extremely large, as they are likely to involve recompense for time taken off work and any care required. 

What could you be entitled to?

Some guideline figures based solely on physical injury, and not other financial losses, are as follows:

  • Fractured ribs: up to £3,000
  • Mild problems including asthma: up to approx. £4,000
  • Asbestos-related lung problems, excluding cancer: £12,000 - £85,000
  • Severe damage to chest/lungs: £25,000 to £43,000
  • Mesothelioma: £55,000 - £100,000
  • Removal of lung and/or very severe heart damage: £80,000 to £120,000

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Contact us to make a claim

If you have suffered a chest injury and would like to know more about making a compensation claim on a no win no fee basis, call us on 0800 10 757 95 to speak to one of our team, or click "start claim" below.