The medical profession have traditionally prescribed arbitrary time scales, typically 3 or 6 months, beyond which pain is described as ‘chronic’.
However, it is now becoming more common to describe pain as chronic if it has persisted longer than the reasonably expected healing time for the body tissues involved.
Pain is one of the body’s major defence mechanisms. It ‘hurts’ so that we pay attention to it, but when pain becomes chronic it has largely lost its purpose. There is considerable research underway looking at ways to ‘fix’ or control the malfunction in the nervous system responsible for pain not being ‘switched off’ once its job is done.
The amount of pain suffered by people with chronic pain can vary substantially between individuals. Some are in constant, excruciating pain which is entirely incapacitating, whilst others suffer intrusive but low level or episodic pain.
“Thank you for everything you’ve done for me. What I really appreciated was that from the outset you believed me, which I don’t think many people did. You were so caring. Thank you again.” JR (£145,000 received), November 2017
Chronic pain can be debilitating, affecting every aspect of your life. If you have suffered an injury, or accident, that has resulted in a life changing level of pain, then you need to ensure that your short and long term treatment needs are met, as well as your long term financial security.
Why do you need a specialist Chronic Pain Syndrome Solicitor?
Over many years, we have worked with hundreds of clients suffering a variety of chronic pain conditions, including:
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome;
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS);
- Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD);
- Neuropathic Pain;
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME).
Accordingly, not only do we have an unrivalled understanding of chronic pain, but also excellent working relationships with many of the country’s leading medical experts. As Chronic Pain Syndrome Solicitors, this is knowledge and expertise we use daily for our clients’ benefit.
We understand the fundamental importance of seeking early specialist treatment and are regularly able to arrange funding for the complete range of treatment options – for details see the individual conditions listed above.
In summary, what you can expect when you instruct us is:
- access to the leading experts in chronic pain to get you the specialist medical help you so desperately need;
- regular requests for early interim payments to fund the cost of treatment and rehabilitation as recommended by the medical experts;
- consideration as to whether you would benefit from a medically qualified case manager to co-ordinate your treatment, rehabilitation, purchase of specialist equipment and adaptations to your home.
“Andrew, I feel so lucky to have found you. What a difference you made! Let’s face it, with [previous solicitors] the claim was heading for the rocks. Thank you so much.” TR (£265,000 received), October 2018
What will happen when you call us?
For a free, confidential discussion, contact us either using the form at the bottom of this page, or call us on 01225 462871.
One of our specialist Chronic Pain Syndrome solicitors will be waiting to speak with you. They will be able to talk through your situation and make a realistic assessment of how we can maximise your compensation and, crucially, help you to obtain the early, specialist treatment you need.
For information on chronic pain, including the latest on research and treatment, please also keep an eye on our informative and regularly updated Blog.