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Steve McCourt

Partner - Personal Injury (Road Traffic Accidents) and Head of Compliance


Chest Injury Claim

Chest injuries can range from external injuries to internal organ damage causing pain and discomfort. Additionally, your lung could puncture, making it very difficult to breathe and your liver or spleen may also be susceptible to damage.  

There can be additional challenges during the recovery period such as chest infections due to shallow breathing as a result of pain levels. 

If you have suffered due to a personal injury, True Solicitors LLP may be able to help you to make a chest injury claim. 

We operate on a “No Win, No Fee” basis, meaning that there are no upfront costs to you.  

Call us on 0344 854 7000 to discuss your claim, or submit your details below and we’ll call you back at a time convenient for you. We offer a free initial, no-obligation assessment of your case. 

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What are the common causes of chest injuries?  

Chest injuries can happen as a result of direct impact, through: 

Recovery can be long and painful, particularly if you face added complications as a result of the chest injury. 

What are the most common types of chest injuries? 

The effects of chest injuries can include: 

  • Haemothorax– A collection of blood between the lung and the chest wall, caused by a blunt injury 
  • Pneumothorax– Changes in pressure within the chest can lead to a collapsed lung. People suffering from a pneumothorax can experience breathing difficulties, chest pain and can cough up blood 
  • Cardiac and associated blood vessel injury– Such as trauma to the coronary artery or a tear in the aorta artery. 

What are the effects of chest injury?  

Chest injuries typically result in: 

  • Trouble breathing 
  • Bruising and swelling 
  • Pain in the chest that is exacerbated through laughing, coughing and sneezing 
  • Tenderness around the ribs 
  • Pain when twisting the body 

What can I claim compensation for if I have suffered a chest injury? 

You may be able to claim for the following for a chest injury claim: 

  • Loss of earnings 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Medical expenses such as prescription charges, painkillers and rehabilitation 
  • Compensation for care and support 
  • Reduced life expectancy 
  • Ongoing illness 
  • Recovery time 
  • Expected lifestyle changes 

How much will my chest injury claim be worth? 

The amount of compensation that you may receive for a chest injury is dependent upon the individual circumstances of your case.  

The amount will depend on factors such as: 

  • The severity of your further health complications 
  • How your life has been affected by the injury 
  • Your future care and support needs 
  • Financial losses, including how much money you have lost or will lose as a result of the misdiagnosis (e.g. loss of earnings, travel expenses) 

To get an idea of the amount that you may receive to compensate for physical injuries use your free injury calculator below: 

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How much will it cost to make a chest injury claim? 

TRUE will manage your claim on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis. Our charges to you are dependent upon the individual type of case and are typically a percentage of the compensation amount that we obtain for you. The charges will be no more than 25% of your compensation. 

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How True Solicitors LLP can help you with your chest injury claim? 

During your chest injury claim, we will: 

  • Provide you with jargon-free advice on whether you have a valid chest injury claim 
  • Arrange physiotherapy or other treatment that might help you to recover more quickly 
  • Obtain a medical report to assess the extent of your injury 
  • Recover any out-of-pocket expenses e.g. loss of earnings, travel expenses, and medical expenses 
  • Make sure you receive your maximum entitlement to compensation. We won’t settle for less 

If you have suffered a chest or rib injury, contact us now at 0344 854 7000 for free, impartial advice about claiming compensation. 

Alternatively, you can submit a free, no-obligation enquiry and we will contact you without delay to discuss your claim. 

Our Process


Submit Your claim – we will establish who was at fault and submit a claim on your behalf.


Gather the Evidence and Arrange Treatment – we will collect all of the evidence needed to prove your claim, arrange a medical examination for you, and if appropriate arrange treatment to assist with your recovery.


Win Your Claim – we will fight hard on your behalf to recover maximum compensation in the shortest time.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time it takes to settle your claim depends on 3 factors; whether the other party admits they were at fault, the severity of injuries, and the amount of your losses and expenses. A straightforward rib or chest injury claim can be settled within 3 months but in complex cases they may take more than a year.

Steve McCourt

Partner - Personal Injury (Road Traffic Accidents) and Head of Compliance


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