If you suffer with chronic pain syndrome and want to know more about the compensation process, read our blog which provides the answers to your questions.
According to statistics published on the NHS website, around 28 million adults are affected by some type of chronic pain in the UK. If you are someone who suffers with chronic pain as a result of an accident or injury, you could be entitled to compensation. All in all, the process of making a claim can be fairly complicated, so to make things simpler for you, we have answered all your questions in this blog.
How do I know if I have chronic pain?
Chronic pain is described as pain that has lasted for three months or longer. If you haven’t received a full diagnosis from your doctor regarding your pain, book an appointment for an assessment. Before claiming for compensation, thorough investigations into the nature of your injury should be carried out to rule out any other conditions.
What are the common types of chronic pain?
Brian Barr have vast experience in handling compensation claims for a wide variety of chronic pain syndromes, including:
1) Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a condition also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), that causes severe burning pain, sensitivity to touch, swelling, and excessive sweating. CRPS can be triggered by many things, including broken bones, bruises, sprains, surgical procedures that have failed to heal properly, and more.
2) Fibromyalgia (FM), which has many symptoms, such as severe pain, extreme sensitivity, and stiffness. FM can develop spontaneously or as a result of an accident or trauma.
3) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME), a chronic condition which causes overwhelming fatigue, pain, and mental fogginess. Unlike many similar conditions, ME does not improve with rest.
4) Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), which mainly affects the spine, joints, tendons, and ligaments.
Can I claim for compensation?
If you have developed chronic pain as a result of an accident or injury which wasn’t your fault, you could have the basis for a compensation claim.
How can a chronic pain compensation claim help me?
Living with a chronic pain syndrome can have a negative impact on your everyday life; in some cases, patients may suffer from job loss, reduced quality of life, and limited daily activities. Although compensation can’t remove the condition from your life completely, it can help you better cope by covering the costs of physiotherapy, treatments, and any loss of earnings you experience.
How much can I expect to claim?
Compensation claims vary greatly depending on your case as many things are taken into consideration. This is something your solicitor will be able to advise you further on. At Brian Barr, we work tirelessly to secure the maximum amount of compensation available to you to ensure your life has a sense of normality once again.
What does the compensation process consist of?
The compensation process is fairly complex, which is why you should select your lawyer firm carefully. Not only do you need to make sure your solicitor has an understanding of your condition, you must also ensure they have experience in handling cases similar to yours. Read our blog post to find out more about the chronic pain compensation process.
Why should I choose Brian Barr to represent me?
We have a team of fully qualified experts who take pride in delivering the very best service to each of our clients. We understand the complexities of chronic pain syndromes and know how important continuity is for our clients. For claimants, we have a wide range of funding options to choose from and can often act on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
If you’d like to get started on the process, call us for free today on 0161 737 9248. Alternatively, you can get in touch by completing our contact form. Once we are in contact with you, we will discuss your particular case and take the time to understand your unique circumstances. If you are still in the decision-making process, take a look at our case studies involving chronic fatigue syndrome claims.