Nerve damage could impair your everyday life. Moreover, It could cause a severe amount of mental stress. 

However, you could apply for a claim to recover your monetary loss. This might reduce the amount of stress. 

I have compiled this complete guide that has FAQs and a complete process on how to apply for a claim. 

Read the guide carefully and follow the instructions before applying for your compensation claim.

What qualifies as a nerve injury?

An injury causing drastic effects on the nervous system are termed as nerve injuries.

These could be caused by deep cuts or traumas.

What are the symptoms of a nerve injury?

The most common symptoms include:

  • Tingling sensation inside the skin
  • Burning sensation inside the limbs
  • Loss of sensation in a specific region
  • Loss of sight
  • Weakened muscles
  • Loss of motor control
  • Shooting pains
  • Ongoing pains

You could apply for compensation in case you sustained these symptoms.

Can I sue the NHS in case of permanent nerve damage?

If you are entitled to compensation, you could sue the NHS. 

However, you are required to submit complete documentation proving your injuries were a result of their negligence

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The compensation calculation process is not as difficult as you think.

You are expected to get a complete medical diagnosis before making a claim for compensation. 

Hire a solicitor through an authorised and regulated authority. Your solicitor will evaluate your case. Moreover, he might ask you questions or documentations including:

  • How the injury occurred?
  • Where were you at the time of the injury?
  • Was the injury your fault?
  • Do you require an amputation of one or more body parts?
  • If you have any pictures as evidence for your injuries
  • Your medical reports
  • Financial losses

After an in depth analysis your solicitor will claim for compensation for you. 

The amount of personal injury claim could depend on the severity of your condition. Moreover, if you require mental health assistance, you could be entitled to a larger sum. 

How much compensation can I get for a foot injury?

In case the nerves in your foot are damaged, you could apply for an injury claim.

For a painful long term injury, your claim could go up to £12,050.

If you have injured one toe that results in an amputation, your compensation claim could go up to £49,180.

Moreover, for long term loss of function your compensation could range between £12,050 to £21,910.

Furthermore, if you have sustained a severe foot injury your injury compensation could range between £148,540 to £176,660.

Can I claim compensation for achilles injuries?

You could get an injury compensation ranging from £21,910 to £26,380 for loss of function in your ankle.

How much payout can I get for a knee injury resulting in damaged nerves?

For a minor knee injury, your payout could range between £12,050.

In case of a long term knee damage, your payout could range between £13,010 to £22,960.

However, for a severe knee injury resulting in loss of function, your payout could range between £22,960 to £61,140.

How much compensation claim can I make for a minor leg injury resulting in nerve damage?

In case of a fracture that will heal over time, your claim could go up to £10,380.

What type of benefits could I get through a compensation claim?

You could be entitled to a number of benefits.

These include:

  • General damages: for pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses: equipment and medication
  • Care and assistance: In case you require full time nurse to take care of you
  • Travel expense: expense incurred while traveling for your treatment
  • Loss of earnings: In case your injuries have hindered your ability to work

What causes nerve damage injuries?

Nerve damages could be caused by a number of reasons. 

These include:

  • Lacerations: deep cut through the skin to the nerves
  • Focal contusion: dark bruises on the skin causing damage to the nerve
  • Stretch injury: overstretching resulting in damaged nerves
  • Traction injury: nerves being tugged or pulled causing them to break
  • Compression: nerve damage due to excessive pressure
  • Drug injection injury: misuse of drug injection
  • Electrical shock injury: current causing nerves to get damaged

Can I make a claim for nerve damage after a car accident?

A severe accident could lead to nerve damage. 

Injuries resulting in nerve damage caused by fractures or lacerations, you could apply for a claim in this case. 

You could be required to provide evidence that the nerve damage injury was not your fault.

Can I claim for nerve damage caused at work?

If your type of work has caused nerve damage, you could get compensation. 

However, you need to provide documentation for the type of work you do. Moreover, you could be required to submit documentation about your work environment. 

In case your injury was caused due to someone else’s negligence, you could sue your co-worker

It is important to prove that the injury sustained was not your fault.

Can I make a claim for nerve damage caused by medical negligence?

You could get compensation for nerve damage caused by medical negligence.

These include:

  • Surgical errors
  • Severe nerve injuries resulting in knee replacement
  • Hernia damage
  • Damage to the inguinal and genitofemoral nerve
  • Misdiagnosis resulting in a nerve injury
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Misuse of equipment
  • Improper care during recovery

What are the common types of nerve damage I could claim for?

There are a number of nerve damage injuries you could claim compensation for.

These include:

  • Neuropraxia: Minor injuries to the nerves causing damage to the fibers
  • Axonotmesis: Loss of motor control and sensation in one or more parts of the body
  • Neurotmesis: Severe case where the nerves are cut into two pieces

What should I do if I have damaged my nerves?

I would advise you visit a medical specialist immediately and get your injuries diagnosed.

Gather as much evidence as you can. These include images of the injury you have sustained and the place where the injury took place. Moreover, if there are any witnesses, I would advise you take their contact details as well. 

Compile your medical records in a file. Moreover, I would advise you to keep all your cost expenses listed as well. These documentations could help you get an injury compensation later.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

What is the average payout for a thumb injury resulting in nerve damage?

For a severe thumb injury your compensation could range between £3,050 to £9,550.

How long do nerve injuries last?

For a minor injury, it could take you 6 to 12 weeks. However, for severe damage it could take you more time.

How do I know if I have injured my nerves?

Your doctor could advise an electromyography (EMG).

What type of accommodation could I get?

Your payout could be divided into two categories. 

  1. Special damages: These include accommodations for your expenses incurred. 
  • Loss of income
  • Future earning
  • Travel expense
  • Medication expense
  • Expense for rehabilitation
  • Care and assistance
  • Long term expenses
  1. General damages: These include accommodations for your physical pain and suffering. 
  • Pain and suffering
  • Ongoing expenses
  • Fractures or breakage
  • Physical traumas
  • Loss of control
  • Emotional trauma

Can I apply for a claim for damaged nerves after a car accident?

A severe car damage could lead to damaged nerves. You could get an accommodation in this case. However, you need to prove that the injury sustained was not your fault. However, it could be difficult for you to get a claim.

How long does it take to process a nerve compensation claim?

It could take you approximately 4 to 9 months. However, the amount of time could depend on the severity of the injuries you have sustained.

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To conclude:

Nerve injuries could cause severe damage to your wellbeing. It is important you get your treatment done from a certified medical doctor. 

I would advise you try not to stress too much as it could slow your recovery time. 

Read the guide above carefully, it has all the necessary information you need to make a personal injury claim for your damages. 

You could use an online personal injury claims calculator for more information about your loss compensations. However, I would advise, you contact your solicitor. 

Feel free to contact us for any further information.

About the author

Scott Nelson

Scott Nelson is a financial services expert, with over 10 years’ experience in the industry, including 6 years in FCA regulated companies. Read more
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