Chronic Injury Claims
Chronic pain is pain which hasn’t been relieved after treatment for the cause of it, and has continued to cause discomfort for a prolonged period of time. Chronic pain compensation exists to help you manage your condition and cover any loss of earnings following an injury that wasn’t your fault
The cause of the pain isn’t always apparent, and the pain level experienced can vary from mild to debilitatingly severe. For some people, the pain doesn’t go away, and they can live in constant discomfort for a large proportion of their lives, making earning a living almost impossible in some cases.
Chronic injuries aren’t always obvious from the start, and can take several months of no improvement to diagnose. This can often put people off exploring a chronic pain claim, as they believe too much time has passed, but that isn’t the case.
If you are able to prove negligence and that your injury wasn’t your fault, our expert chronic pain solicitors are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Common Chronic Pain Claims
There are a wide range of conditions which can cause chronic pain, many of which can be triggered by injuries or trauma.
Fibromyalgia is one of the more common chronic pain conditions which can be triggered by sustaining an injury. It presents as widespread pain throughout the body, along with extreme fatigue, muscle stiffness, insomnia, IBS and headaches. It can also cause concentration lapses which can be dangerous, especially while driving or operating machinery.
While it can also happen at any point in someone’s life, it is widely unknown what actually causes the condition. Experts believe that the levels of specific chemicals in the brain can affect how the central nervous system processes pain.
Example of events which can trigger Fibromyalgia include:
- Sustaining an injury or contracting an infection
- Injury from manual handling incidents
- Repetitive tasks
- Undergoing surgery
- Emotional distress
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
A poorly understood condition which can often be difficult to diagnose, CRPS can leave a person in debilitating pain for prolonged periods of time, often making it very painful for the skin to be touched, and often affects one limb. However, it can spread to other limbs.
Like fibromyalgia, CRPS can occur randomly during someone’s life, but can also be triggered by certain events. Whereas fibromyalgia usually presents after a traumatic event, even a minor injury could be enough to trigger CPRS.
From bruises and broken bones which don’t heal properly to surgical procedures with issues in the healing of the wound, CPRS could manifest itself several months after the initial injury or trauma in the form of unexplained swelling, severe pain and painful touch sensitivity.
In some cases, CPRS can gradually improve over time, but for others, the condition is lifelong. In either case, you may be entitled to submit chronic pain claims and receive compensation.
This is by no means a complete list – there are many chronic pain conditions which can cause debilitating pain. In many cases, complete loss of a person’s independence is the result of a chronic pain injury.
While symptoms can take a while to show, you can still submit a claim for chronic pain compensation if the injury that resulted in the chronic pain has been in the past three years and was the fault of someone else’s negligence.
Start your claims process today by calling our expert chronic pain solicitors on 01772562084 or complete our chronic pain compensation claim form below and we will get back to you.