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CRPS compensation amounts
We understand CRPS and the fundamental importance of providing long-term financial protection for you and your family. We have a proven track record of recovering the maximum compensation for CRPS, very often high six-figure and seven-figure awards. Nothing can compensate you for the torment of CRPS, but we can at least help remove the financial worry.
So far, we have recovered over £53 million pounds in compensation for people suffering from CRPS.
“Thank you. This money is literally lifechanging, I can’t even begin to tell you what it means to me and my family.” AD (£1.1 million compensation recovered for CRPS), Client
CRPS compensation calculator
A word of warning! Beware websites offering a “CRPS compensation calculator“. There really is no such thing. All such sites do is to quote from the Judicial College Guidelines, for which, see below.
Your claim is unique, and the amount claimed is tailored to you.
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- Damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
- Past Loss (also known as Special Damages)
- Future Loss
- How much CRPS Compensation will you receive?
- How long does the CRPS compensation process take?
Damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
In the UK, as for other types of injury and medical conditions, judges have fixed the range of compensation available for the pain and suffering of CRPS, including its effect on your quality and enjoyment of life. Compensation for the actual pain and suffering of CRPS are woefully low; the latest edition of the Judicial College Guidelines suggests a maximum award of £84,010.
However, the largest part of your compensation for CRPS is inevitably your financial loss, divided into ‘past loss’ (ie losses to the date that your claim settles) and ‘future loss’. Although every claim is different, claims typically include:
Past Loss (also known as Special Damages)
It’s pretty much impossible to provide an exhaustive list of what can be included in your past losses. As a rule of thumb, if the loss would not have been incurred in the absence of the accident – and it’s reasonable, claim it. The following are common types of past loss.
“It’s difficult to believe it’s over! My union solicitors were an utter joke but you’ve been unbelievable from start to finish. I’m so pleased I finally plucked up the courage to call you.” TW (£735,000 compensation recovered for CRPS), Client
Future losses are those that you will incur after your claim settles. In almost every case, your future losses form by far and away the largest part of your CRPS compensation claim.
In calculating future loss the law attempts to predict what is likely to happen in the future, as compared to what would most likely have happened if you had not developed CRPS.
What do future losses include?
Typically, your CRPS compensation claim for future loss will include (but is not limited to):
- Loss of earnings – including loss of chance of promotion and career progression;
- Loss of pension;
- The cost of future treatment;
- The cost of care, including gardening, DIY and decorating;
- Case management;
- Adaptations, disability aids and equipment;
- Child care;
- Dog walking;
- The additional cost of holidays – going on holiday will no longer be as straightforward as before you developed CRPS. Not only will your choice of holiday be far more restricted, but the cost is likely to be greater. You will need a larger hotel room to help you mobilise, assistance with luggage, a business class seat on your flight will provide you with additional elbow and leg room – the list goes on. These should be investigated by your CRPS compensation lawyer and included in your claim.
“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 (£430,000 compensation recovered for CRPS), Client
How much CRPS compensation will you receive?
Unfortunately, this is not easy to answer until all of the evidence is available. However, as a result of the devastating effect that CRPS has on every aspect of your life, total compensation amounts are usually high, typically well into six figures or seven figures.
Compensation amounts for CRPS do vary from person to person, often considerably. This is for a host of reasons – no two people are the same. Some will, for example, have had a better response to treatment, will require less help than others, or will be able to continue working. All of these issues can and will affect the amount of compensation recoverable. However, we work hard to recover the maximum amount possible to protect you and your family financially for the future.
How long does the CRPS compensation process take?
Almost all of our clients begin their CRPS compensation claims with non-specialist law firms; usually, the large factory-type law firms that advertise in the media. Unfortunately, not only do their lack of knowledge and understanding and generally poor standards damage to your claim, but their corner-cutting actually delays the time to settlement. This is because when we take over your claim there is inevitably a lot of work for us to do initially in order to put right all of the problems they have created to get the claim back on track.
“What a relief it was to find you! My last solicitors didn’t have a clue what they were talking about and I really don’t think they even believed me. I just got the feeling that they wanted the my claim settled as soon as possible, whatever the implications for me.” JK (£700,000 compensation recovered for CRPS), Client
We are leading solicitors for compensation claims involving Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. We have a proven track record of securing for our clients the very best treatment and the maximum compensation they need and deserve to protect them and their families for the future.
If you need a specialist CRPS lawyer to represent you, please call us today on 01225 462871 to see how we can help.