Chronic Pain Injury is a condition that affects millions of people in the UK. It can also be referred to as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CPRS).
If your condition has resulted from an accident that wasn’t your fault or from medical negligence, you might be able to claim chronic pain injury compensation.
Our experienced personal injury solicitors are on-hand to assist you with your claim. Call us today on 0800 808 9740 to speak to one of our specialists or get in touch online to arrange a call-back at a more convenient time.
What Is Chronic Pain Injury?
The condition is characterised in the medical field by a significant pain lasting more than 6 months or a pain which goes beyond what would be a ‘normal’ period of healing for a given condition. There is often no definite cause related to it and medical research continues.
The pain can be experienced as a general all over feeling while others say the pain is more specific to a certain area of the body. Equally, some pain can be constant while others can be intermittent.
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Patients can develop unexplained pain which could have started with a minor injury like a strain or torn muscle. If you suffer from Chronic Pain Injury then it could mean you have suffered as the result of someone else’s negligent behaviour, in which case it’s possible you could make a chronic pain injury claim.
Symptoms Of Chronic Pain Injury
One of the most frustrating and difficult aspects of the condition is that it can be misunderstood by some professionals including some medics. This sometimes causing further stress and anxiety for victims and the people around them.
Some of the symptoms involved can be confusing and unexpected and not every case is the same. Some of the problems below can feature in many chronic pain injury claims:
Anxiety and stress
Treatment for Chronic Pain Injury can include either physiotherapy or psychotherapy, sometimes both. On some occasions, it is necessary to seek the assistance of a pain management specialist.
Individuals can suffer from chronic pain in various different forms including:
While every claim for chronic pain compensation is different. However, the table below gives an indication of the amount you might expect to receive for your chronic pain condition.
Type or level of chronic pain
Severe chronic pain with significant symptoms despite treatment
£33,590 – £50,210
Moderate cases of chronic pain where symptoms are ongoing but the impact on the ability to work/function in daily life is less marked.
£16,800 – £30,690
Severe cases of CPRS, where the prognosis is poor, the ability to work is greatly reduced or eliminated and significant care/assistance is required.
£41,860 – £66,970
Moderate cases of CPRS
£22,340 – £41,860
When valuing your claim, your solicitor will take a number of factors into consideration:
the degree of pain experienced
the overall impact of your symptoms on mobility, ability to function in daily life and your need for care/assistance
the effect of the condition on your ability to work
your need to take medication to control symptoms of pain
the extent to which treatment has been undertaken and its effect
the presence of any separate psychiatric disorder and its impact on your perception of pain.
the prognosis of your condition according to a medical professional
Please note: the figures in the table above are for your chronic pain condition only. Your solicitor will calculate compensation for other losses such as loss of earning, care costs or medical expenses separately.
Helping You With Your Chronic Pain Injury Claim
As chronic pain injury can be a complex condition to deal with it is advisable to seek the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
First Personal Injury has experience in helping clients with numerous conditions and illnesses and we can also work with you on your chronic pain injury claim. Please get in touch with our team to discuss your details further. Call 0800 808 9740 make an online enquiry.
Making Personal Injury Claims
If you’ve had a personal injury, you may be entitled to compensation. The solicitors at First Personal Injury are on hand to assist you and help you win the compensation you’re entitled to.
At First Personal Injury, we work with individuals and families across England and Wales, helping them to make claim compensation following an accident or injury. Contact our specialist team today on 0800 808 9740 or complete our online form to request a call-back.
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