If a kidney injury has set you back, we'll help you move forward
Kidney injuries from accidents or medical errors can lead to claims that address the complexity of treatment required, potential for dialysis, transplant considerations, and the broader impact on an individual's life.
If your life, or the life of a loved one, has been affected by a kidney injury, we can help. If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
You can make a compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.
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You are not alone
Although the causes of kidney disease are varied, including diabetes and dehydration, kidney damage can also be caused by exposure to hazardous substances, high-velocity impacts, crushing accidents and medical negligence.
If you develop kidney disease under any of these circumstances, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
For information on kidney disease symptoms and treatment, see: kidney infection (nhs.uk).
Who can claim compensation for kidney disease?
The two main types of kidney injury are 'Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)' and 'Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)'.
According to statistics from NHS Kidney Care, CKD affects around 4% of the adult population whilst AKI affects an estimated 33,000 to 40,000 people in the UK.
If your CKD was caused by your job or working conditions, you may be eligible to make a work-related illness claim.
If you sustained an AKI as the result of a doctor's or other medical professional's negligence, you could be entitled to claim medical negligence compensation.
Am I eligible for kidney injury compensation?
You will be able to claim compensation if you've been injured or diagnosed with an illness in the last three years and it wasn't your fault.
Use our injury claim calculator to find out if you can claim. Or you can call 0800 376 1001 to speak to a specialist advisor. Find out in minutes if you have a claim.
Can I claim if I feel I was partly responsible for my accident?
Determining who is to blame for an accident is not always black and white.
In our recent 2023 Personal Injury Claimant Survey, 13.99% of respondents believed they may have been partly (or wholly) responsible for their injuries.
You may still be able to claim compensation even if your actions may have contributed to the accident. Claims where there is fault on both sides (contributory negligence) are often resolved with a split liability agreement.
How long do I have to start a kidney injury claim?
In most cases, you have up to 3 years from the date of your accident or injury to start a claim.
You may still be able to claim compensation if you were injured by another's negligence and you only discovered it later. Generally, the clock starts ticking from the date you were diagnosed or became aware of your injury.
For an injured child, the three-year limitation period begins on their 18th birthday, giving them until they are 21 to start a claim.
How much compensation can I claim for a kidney injury?
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the seriousness of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injuries have affected your life. Your solicitor will take these considerations into account to calculate the correct compensation award.
Get an accurate compensation estimate (including for multiple injuries), confirm your legal position, and check if you have a No Win, No Fee claim.
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General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages is compensation awarded to cover any financial losses and expenses you incur as a result of your kidney injury or negligent medical treatment. These damages aim to put you back in the financial position you would have been in, had your injury not occurred.
Special damages will also cover your medical treatment expenses, that might include fluid resuscitation, monitoring, dialysis and medication.
Average kidney injury general damages compensation
The following kidney injury payouts refer to the Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases, Sixteenth Edition by the Judicial College.These tables are used by solicitors or by the courts as a starting point when calculating your compensation.
Please note: these average figures represent general damages only, and do not include any element of special damages (e.g. lost wages).
|Kidney injury||Moderate||Risk of future infection||Up to £58,160|
|Kidney injury||Serious||Loss of one kidney||£27,970 to £40,800|
|Kidney injury||Severe||Serious damage to both kidneys||£154,000 to £191,270|
How did your injury happen?
The process for a kidney injury claim depends the circumstances of the accident. To learn more, click the icons below:
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