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We understand the impact that complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), often referred to as chronic pain, can have on your life. Experiencing severe pain over an extended period of time can take a heavy toll on your physical and mental wellbeing.
If you have suffered chronic pain as a result of a serious injury, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Our specialist personal injury solicitors are very experienced in handling CRPS compensation claims. They understand that chronic pain is very specific to each individual and will work to secure the compensation you need for your recovery.
What is chronic pain?
Chronic pain is soreness or discomfort that affects someone all of the time or on and off for long periods. Because chronic pain is so varying, it can be difficult to understand and to manage. Most cases are triggered a serious injury.
- Sharp or stabbing pain
- A burning sensation
- A dull muscular ache
- Sensitivity to touch
- Skin changes
Those who suffer with chronic pain may also experience symptoms such as anxiety, fatigue and sleep deprivation – often brought on by the psychological strain of living with persistent pain.
What are the causes of chronic pain?
While the exact cause of this pain is not completely understood, doctors believe that an initial injury can sometimes cause the nervous system to not function properly and that this dysregulation causes the ongoing pain and physical symptoms of chronic pain. These serious injuries are often sustained through road traffic accidents, accidents at work or medical negligence.
How is chronic pain treated?
A healthcare professional will often prescribe a combination of treatments to help manage and treat chronic pain. These can include: education and self management, physical rehabilitation, pain relief and psychological support. By making a claim with Novum Law, we can help you secure the financial support for your unique recovery.
What could compensation pay for?
Any compensation you receive could help to pay for any future care needs such as rehabilitation and therapy needs and any ongoing healthcare costs. Our team will help you access the best possible treatments, rehabilitation and support and we can also help secure interim payments during your claim before the final settlement is agreed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. The general rule is that you have two years from the date of the accident or the date when you realised your chronic pain may have been caused by someone else’s mistake or negligence.
If you are claiming on behalf of a child, you can claim at any time until the child turns 18. When the child turns 18, they can bring a claim in their own right but the three year time limit will then apply and they will have until they are 21 to do so.
There are exceptions to this rule. There is no time limit for people who don’t have the mental capacity to make legal decisions.
Time can be a critical factor in compensation claims, so it’s important to get in touch with our specialist personal injury team as soon as possible for expert advice.
The compensation you receive depends on the severity of your injuries and the impact on your life. Severe, life-changing injuries will involve more compensation to cover medical bills, rehabilitation, care and support, adaptations to the home and loss of earnings and pension.
Starting a chronic pain compensation claim is straightforward. To begin your claim, contact us on Freephone 0800 884 0777 or online for a free, no obligation chat. Click here to learn more about our team and the high level of expertise in your area of injury.
After an initial consultation phone call, your specialist solicitor will come to visit you in your home – or a location at your convenience – to discuss the details of your claim. This will include information such as how your injuries occurred and the impact that your injuries have on your day-to-day life, so they can understand your needs and advise you on the compensation you may be able to claim.
Our legal expert will also use this as an opportunity to talk you through the process of making a claim and to explain your funding options and any relevant paperwork for making your claim.
From that point on, your solicitor will pursue your claim on your behalf. The next step will be to contact the defendant’s insurers and to start gathering evidence to support your claim, liaising with medical experts and healthcare providers to access your records. Your solicitor will keep you updated as your claim progresses and at every step of the process.
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If you have a question that is not listed above, please visit our FAQs page. Alternatively, please call our specialist team on Freephone 0800 884 0777 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation chat.