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Injuries to internal organs

Injuries to internal organs can be caused by all types of accident. Injuries can include the compression of or tears to the tissue of vital organs including the heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and brain. The damage to the organs can also cause internal bleeding and damage to the respiratory system.

These injuries may not be immediately apparent after an accident and may require further medical examination to identify them.
Internal injuries can be extremely serious because they can go unnoticed and if there is any kind of internal bleeding, the blood can build up and cause damage to other vital organs within the body.
Treatment and rehabilitation of internal injuries will depend on the severity and position of the injury.

Common symptoms

• Pain
• Difficulty breathing
• Unconsciousness

Common causes

• Road traffic accident
• Accidents at work
• Falling from height
• Sports injury

Suggested action to take

• Seek medical advice
• If the injury has happened as a result of an accident that was not your fault you should seek specialist legal advice

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