Brian Barr Solicitors are experts in cases involving Chronic Pain Syndrome and are often asked to advise on the condition by other lawyers and doctors.
What is Chronic Pain Syndrome?
This syndrome refers to persistent pain that tends not to have any specific identifiable source and is associated with a level of symptoms that appears disproportionate to any underlying cause.
What kind of accident or trauma can cause chronic pain syndrome?
The syndrome can be caused by either a minor or major injury. It can also come on of its own accord as a result of another painful chronic condition. It is sometimes the case that symptoms do not come on shortly after an accident or incident, but a short period of time later, when it appears that whiplash or other musculoskeletal symptoms are improving. This can be confusing for patients and doctors alike.
Minor and major road traffic accidents causing whiplash injuries can precipitate the syndrome, as can falls, lifting of heavy objects or being struck by an object.
It often takes a long time for the syndrome to be diagnosed. The individual will expect to suffer with some musculoskeletal symptoms arising from the original injury. If, however, the pain does not improve as anticipated over time, it may be that an opinion needs to be obtained from an expert in Chronic Pain Syndrome who will review the patient’s history and make a diagnosis.
How we can help?
If you believe that you might be suffering with Chronic Pain Syndrome, caused by an accident, even if it has not yet been diagnosed by your doctors, please contact us to see whether we are able to assist you and advise on your potential claim. There is often a danger that personal injury claims are settled too quickly before the patient’s symptoms have settled down and a prognosis period has expired. An individual can then under-settle their claim. If you believe you have been advised to accept an offer which is too low and you are continuing to suffer with substantial ongoing problems, please contact us to see if we are able to help.
Call 0161 737 9248 or e-mail now for a free Chronic Pain Syndrom claim consultation.