Torso/Chest Injury Compensation Claims

HDP Solicitors pursue successful ‘no win, no fee’ chest injury compensation claims for clients throughout the UK. If you have injured your torso during an accident on the road, at work or in a public place, our practised, qualified lawyers are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve.

The below information is a rough guide to the level of damages that you could recover at the settlement of your chest injury compensation claim. Please remember that the figures quoted are to be used as a guideline only in order to give you an idea of the potential award. HDP Solicitors will always fight to get you the maximum possible compensation for your claim.

If you would like more accurate chest injury compensation information based on the details of your case, please contact our team of chest injury solicitors for personal legal advice on freephone 0800 0357 770, or use the enquiry form.

Internal Organs – Torso

Chest Injuries

The level of awards will be affected by the following criteria:

A) Age and Gender

B) Scarring

C) Effect on capacity to work and enjoy life

D) Effect on life expectancy

InjuryGuideline award
Worst case including total removal of a lung and/or serious heart damage £85,880 to £128,060
Traumatic injury to chest, lung and/or heart causing permanent damage £56,100 to £85,880
Damage to chest and lung(s) causing some continuing disability £26,710 to £46,780
Relatively simple injury causing some permanent damage £10,750 to £15,320
Toxic fume/smoke inhalation some residual damage £4,540 to £10,750
Injuries leading to collapsed lungs with a full and uncomplicated recovery £1,880 to £4,540
Fractures of ribs or soft tissue injuries causing serious pain and disability over a few weeks only Up to £3,370
Lung Disease
InjuryGuideline award
A young person with serious disability with probability of progressive worsening leading to a premature death £85,880 to £115,940
Lung cancer (typically in an older person) causing severe pain and impairment of function and quality of life £59,730 to £83,050
Disease causing significant and worsening lung function and impaired breathing, restriction of physical activity and employment £46,740 to £59,730
Breathing difficulties requiring fairly frequent inhaler use with significant effect on social and working life £26,710 to £46,780
Bronchitis and wheezing not causing serious symptoms with varying levels of anxiety £17,740 to £26,710
Some slight breathlessness with no effect on working life with likelihood of permanent recovery within a few years £9,080 to £17,740
Provisional awards for less serious cases £4,540 to £15,430
Temporary aggravation of Bronchitis or other chest problem resolving within a very few months £1,880 to £4,540
Asbestos-Related Disease
InjuryGuideline award
Mesothelioma causing severe pain and impairment of both function and quality of life £59,730 to £107,410
Lung cancer, symptoms may not be as painful as Mesothelioma but more protracted £59,730 to £83,050
Asbestosis and pleural thickening—where the level of disability attributable to asbestos will be in excess of 10% causing progressive symptoms of breathlessness by reducing lung function £32,780 to £90,300
Asbestosis and pleural thickening—where the level of respiratory disability/lung function impairment attributable to asbestos is 1-10% £12,860 to £32,780
InjuryGuideline award
Severe and permanent disabling asthma £36,740 to £56,100
Chronic asthma £22,440 to £36,700
Bronchitis and wheezing affecting working and social life, likelihood of substantial recovery within a few years £16,380 to £22,440
Relatively mild asthma-like symptoms £9,080 to £16,380
Mild asthma, bronchitis, colds and chest problems resolving within a few months Up to £4,390

If you require a more accurate chest injury compensation amount, please contact HDPs’ team of chest injury solicitors for professional advice.

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The figures shown are sourced from the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases (fifteenth Edition, 2019) are a guide to show the approximate amount you could receive as compensation for your injury.

Compensation awards vary according to the severity of injury and how quickly you recover. The figures do not apply for criminal injuries.