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CRPS Compensation Claims
Have you been diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome following an accident?
For nearly twenty years we have specialised in representing people who have developed CRPS and other forms of chronic pain. Indeed, we are national leaders in this field, with a proven track record of securing for our clients the very best treatment and the maximum CRPS compensation they need and deserve to protect them and their families for the future. See our many testimonials.
“Your understanding of my condition was incredible. I immediately felt I was in safe hands and that proved to be true.” TF [£470,000 CRPS compensation recovered]
Most of our clients begin their claims with other, non-specialist law firms, before becoming dissatisfied and transferring their claim to us. If you need a specialist CRPS solicitor to represent you in your CRPS compensation claim, please call us today on 01225 462871 to see how we can help.
- The call will be free.
- You will speak directly to one of our highly specialist CRPS solicitors.
- You will not be hurried – we want to fully understand your claim.
- You will not be put under any pressure to instruct us. We want you to be entirely happy and comfortable with us before you decide to instruct us.
- Should you decide to instruct us, you will not need to have any more contact with your current solicitor. We will handle that for you.
“I was represented by Bruce Dyer who is absolutely excellent. It’s so reassuring when you finally find a solicitor who understands CRPS. A fantastic experience. Highly recommended.” RW (£385,000 CRPS compensation recovered)
- What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?
- Types of CRPS
- Stages of CRPS
- Diagnosis of CRPS
- The CRPS Budapest Criteria
- Treatment for CRPS
- Funding for CRPS treatment
What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) (which is often misquoted as Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome) is a chronic pain condition that develops following trauma and leads to severe, debilitating, persistent pain.
Types of CRPS
In 2004, the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) recognised three types of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS):
CRPS Type 1
CRPS Type 2
CRPS NOS (Not otherwise specified)
These definitions were known as the Budapest Criteria. However, with advances in medical science, they were long overdue for an overhaul.
Stages of CRPS
The symptoms of CRPS can vary considerably over time and from person to person. Whilst it is largely now considered to be bad practice to attempt to define CRPS in terms of stages, some doctors continue to do so.
Diagnosis of CRPS
Unfortunately, there is no single test for diagnosing CRPS. It is often as much about discounting other conditions as the cause of each and every symptom as it is about positively diagnosing the symptoms of CRPS. This can complicate the process of CRPS compensation claims and emphasises the importance of using specialist CRPS solicitors.
The CRPS Budapest Criteria
Although there is no specific test, for many years there have been diagnostic guidelines.
At their conference in 2004, the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) adopted a new set of guidelines for diagnosing CRPS, superseding guidelines that had been in place for the previous decade. As the conference took place in Budapest, the new guidelines were named the Budapest Criteria. More information on the Budapest Criteria for diagnosing CRPS is available here.
Treatment for CRPS
Sadly, there is no cure for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Whilst research suggests that 50% of sufferers will notice a very gradual improvement in their condition over the first couple of years after developing the condition, many notice no improvement at all or suffer a deterioration.
However, there are treatment guidelines for CRPS.
Funding for CRPS treatment
As chronic pain specialists, we understand the fundamental importance of seeking early specialist treatment and are regularly able to arrange funding for the complete range of treatment options including residential pain management/rehabilitation.