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What is a Hernia?

What is a Hernia?

What is a Hernia?

A hernia occurs when an organ or fatty tissue squeezes through a weak spot in surrounding muscle or connective tissue called fascia. They often occur where the abdominal wall is weaker, such as in the belly area or groin.

Umbilical hernias

This is the second most common type of hernia and occurs when fat or the intestine pushes through muscle near the belly button.

Incisional hernias

If you have surgery in which an opening is made through your belly, you might develop an incisional hernia later. Like groin hernias, they can lead to more serious problems if they’re not repaired.

Hiatus hernias

These usually affect the upper stomach area resulting in acid reflux and pain.

Corrective surgery

Most hernias can be repaired with surgery. The protruding organ is moved back into position and the hole in the abdominal wall is closed.

Hernia compensation causes

There can be many causes of hernias developing and these include poor working practices by employers and poor manual handling operations being in place.

Hernias can also develop as a result of road traffic accidents caused by negligent motorists and also in relation to sporting accidents where somebody else is at fault.

Why choose Edwards Duthie Shamash for a hernia compensation claim

We have extensive experience in handling such cases and have recovered thousands of pounds in compensation for claimants who have suffered hernia injuries. 

We handle cases on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Time limits

You have three years from the date of the accident which caused the hernia in which to commence court proceedings.  Therefore, please do not delay in contacting our hernia claims experts on 020 8514 9035 or emailing bw@edslaw.co.uk in order to speak to one of our personal injury solicitors.

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