Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Compensation Claims – No Win No Fee
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
Beacon Law are experienced in complex regional pain syndrome compensation claims. CRPS is a chronic and often debilitating condition characterised by severe, continuous pain that typically affects one limb but can sometimes spread to other parts of the body. CRPS is believed to result from an abnormal response by the body’s nervous system to an injury or trauma, such as a fracture, surgery, or a minor injury.
CRPS is divided into two types:
- CRPS Type I (formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or RSD): This form of CRPS occurs without a confirmed nerve injury. It may be triggered by an injury or surgery, but there is no clear evidence of nerve damage.
- CRPS Type II (formerly known as Causalgia): This type is associated with a known nerve injury.
If you think you have CRPS following an accident or negligence that wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to make a claim on a no win, no fee basis. Get in touch with our team of expert solicitors at Beacon Law today to find out more about complex regional pain syndrome compensation claims.
What are the symptoms of CRPS?
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) can present with a variety of symptoms, which can vary in severity from person to person. The most common symptoms include:
- Severe, Continuous Stabbing Pain
- Changes in Skin Color and Temperature
- Swelling and Stiffness:
- Skin Changes
- Excessive Sweating in the Affected Area
- Muscle Weakness and Spasms
- Cracked, Grooved or Brittle Nails
- Sensitivity to Touch or Temperature Changes
- Limited Range of Motion
- Joint Stiffness
- Bone Changes
It’s important to note that the symptoms of CRPS can worsen over time, and they may spread to other parts of the body in some cases. Additionally, CRPS can have significant psychological and emotional impacts, as the chronic pain and physical limitations can be very distressing.
Diagnosis and treatment from a medical expert should be sought promptly when CRPS is suspected, as early intervention can lead to better outcomes. A healthcare professional, typically a pain specialist or neurologist, will evaluate the symptoms, perform a physical examination, and may use diagnostic tests to confirm the diagnosis and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
How much compensation could you receive?
The amount of compensation you could receive for a personal injury claim can vary significantly and depends on different factors, including the severity of your injuries, the impact on your daily life and ability to work, and the specific circumstances of the accident. It is challenging to provide an exact figure without knowing the specific details of your case.
Compensation for complex regional pain typically covers two main categories of damages:
These are the quantifiable financial losses you have incurred as a result of the accident. They may include:
- Medical Expenses: Compensation for current and future medical treatment, surgeries, medications, therapy, and rehabilitation for pain management.
- Lost Wages: Compensation for the income you have lost due to your injuries, including future earning potential if your injuries impact your ability to work.
These are non-economic losses that are more subjective and can be challenging to quantify. They may include:
- Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical pain, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life resulting from the accident and your injuries.
- Emotional Distress: Compensation for psychological trauma, anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by the accident.
- Loss of Amenity: Compensation for the impact of the injuries on your personal relationships and loss of companionship or support.
To determine the appropriate amount of compensation, insurance companies, courts, or settlement negotiations consider various factors, such as the severity and permanence of your injuries, the extent of medical treatment required, the impact on your daily activities, and any resulting disabilities or long-term impairments.
It’s important to consult with a personal injury lawyer who can assess your case’s specific details, evaluate the potential value of your claim, and provide you with a more accurate estimation of the compensation you could receive based on their expertise and experience in handling similar cases. A specialist personal injury solicitor may also be able to negotiate for you to receive interim payments before your claim is even finalised to help you live comfortably during the claims proses.
What are the time limits for making a claim?
In the UK, there are specific time limits, known as limitation periods, within which you must make a personal injury claim. These time limits are set by legislation and vary depending on the type of claim and the circumstances of the case.
- Accidents and Injuries: For most personal injury claims, including those arising from road traffic accidents, public transport accidents, slips, trips and falls, and accidents at work, the general limitation period is three years. This means you have three years from the date of the accident or the date you became aware of your injury to commence legal proceedings.
- Medical Negligence: In cases of medical negligence or malpractice, the limitation period is generally three years from the date when the negligence occurred or from the date you became aware (or should have become aware) of the negligence. However, there are some exceptions and complexities in medical negligence cases, so it’s important to seek legal advice as soon as possible.
- Claims on Behalf of Minors: If the injured person is under 18 years of age, the three-year limitation period starts on their 18th birthday. In such cases, a parent or guardian can make a claim on their behalf before they turn 18.
It’s important to note that these time limits can be complex, and there may be exceptions or variations depending on the specific circumstances of your case. Additionally, gathering evidence and building a strong case takes time, so it’s advisable to seek legal advice as soon as possible after the incident or injury.
If you are uncertain about the time limit that applies to your claim, it’s best to consult with a personal injury lawyer who can provide accurate guidance based on your specific situation. They will ensure that your complex regional pain syndrome compensation claim is filed within the applicable time frame to preserve your rights to seek compensation.
How can Beacon Law assist with complex regional pain syndrome compensation claims?
If you are suffering from CRPS and require more information or assistance on the process of making a claim for compensation then Beacon Law can help. Our specialist CRPS team are on-hand to assist you with your CRPS compensation claim.
We provide a high level of service to all our clients and work hard to ensure you receive the highest level of compensation for your injuries when the claim settles. We can assist with all types of personal injury claims, including road traffic accident claims, clinical negligence and accidents at work.
Beacon Law is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. To find out about our no win, no fee injury claim funding and legal fees, have a look at the funding section on our website.
Please call us today on 0330 1332 857 to discuss complex regional pain syndrome compensation claims, or complete our contact form at the top of the page to start your claim online and a member of our personal injury team will give you a callback.