Chest Injury

Asbestos Related Lung Disease Compensation

Injury severity

Effect on person

Estimated Compensation

Mesothelioma

Significant and persistent pain, diminished quality of life

£58,520 - £105,270

Lung cancer

Severe pain and diminished quality of life

£58,520 - £81,400

Asbestosis

Mobility reduced due to breathlessness, diminished quality of life

£32,120 - £88,500

Pleural thickening

Breathlessness and respiratory disability

£12,600 - £32,120

Chest Injury Compensation

Injury severity

Effect on person

Estimated Compensation

Removal of one lung and or serious heart damage

Serious and prolonged pain

£84,150 - £125,510

Traumatic injury to chest, lung(s) and/or heart causing permanent damage, impairment of function, physical disability and reduction of life expectancy.

Persistent pain and significant scarring

£55,000 - £84,150

Damage to chest and lungs

Lasting disability

£26,180 - £45,840

A relatively simple injury causing some permanent damage

No long term effect on lung function

£10,530 - £15,020

Toxic fume/smoke inhalation, leaving some residual damage

No permanent damage

£4,460 - £10,530

Collapsed lungs

Full recovery is made

£1,840 - £4,460

Fractures of ribs or soft tissue injuries causing serious pain and disability over a period of weeks only

Fractured ribs or minor soft tissue injury

Up to £3,300

General Lung Disease

Injury severity

Effect on person

Estimated Compensation

Very severe

For a young person with serious disability where there is a probability of progressive worsening leading to premature death

£84,150 - £115,000

Lung cancer

Persistent pain, diminished quality of life

£58,520 - £81,400

Disease

Diminished lung function resulting in breathlessness, limited employability and diminished quality of life

£45,820 - £58,520

Impaired breathing

Limited mobility and inability to tolerate smoke or other fumes, illness is likely to affect personal/social life

£26,180 - £45,840

Acute bronchitis

Possible difficulties breathing but little or no lasting effects

£17,380 - £26,180

Minor

Slight difficulty breathing with little or no permanent effects and little or no effect on personal/social life

£8,910 - £17,380

Minor

Temporary aggravation of bronchitis

£1,840 - £4,460