Internal organ injury
Injuries to the internal organs can sometimes go un-noticed after an accident. They will generally be caused by a direct blow to the area and the effects may be masked by bruising to the outside of the body.
Injuries like this are more common to the kidney, liver and spleen than the heart, because the heart is protected by the skeleton.
In most cases, damage to internal organs will heal with out any treatment but pain may be felt in the area for some time and small amounts of blood may be passed. It is imperative that medical treatment is sought if those symptoms are present because the longer the injury is left, the higher the risk of permanent damage.
The most common injury to internal organs from accidents are those involving hernias. A hernia is a protrusion of an organ. Excessive or heavy lifting at work can cause hernias of the abdomen or spinal discs due to the strain on the body. The hernia may need to be repaired surgically, the repair being the most common surgical procedure undertaken. Unfortunately, people who have suffered a hernia are at risk of re-occurrence and may need to avoid lifting for a considerable length of time.
If you have suffered an accident in which your internal organs have been injured, you may be able to make an injury claim. For free initial advice please call us or click here to inform us of your claim.