If you suffer from chronic pain because of an accident that wasn’t your fault, our Serious Injury Solicitors can help you get the compensation and rehabilitation support you’re entitled to.
We may be able to deal with your case on a No Win, No Fee basis, ask us for details.
If we can take on your case, we can connect you with an expert Case Manager, who’ll act as a single point of contact for all your medical appointments, treatments and pain management programmes.
So as well as getting the sense that justice has been done, we can ensure you receive the best possible long-term treatment for your chronic pain.
For free legal advice get in touch with our Serious Injury Solicitors.
What is Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain is pain which persists and is ongoing after 3 months.
Chronic pain can have many causes including physical and psychological reasons to explain the pain. We find that many people struggle to be believed about the level of pain they are experiencing and find it hard to get a diagnosis.
If you believe you are suffering from chronic pain as a result of an accident and want our advice, get in touch.
We can help you access early screening to help you get a diagnosis.
Long-term chronic pain is debilitating and can affect every aspect of a person’s life. So it’s vital that it is properly treated and managed. Since treating chronic pain outright can be difficult, many sufferers try to manage it day by day, but find it a constant struggle.
However, our Serious Injury Solicitors believe early intervention is crucial in many cases, as most conditions benefit from a speedy diagnosis and an early pain management plan. Often, the quickest way to access the best possible treatment is to seek a private healthcare provider, but that might be prohibitively expensive to some.
That’s why getting the right legal advice is so important.
We recognise that long-term chronic pain probably can’t be managed by a single healthcare professional with one pain management programme. Instead, it’s far more common for pain management to involve an entire health team comprised of GPs, hospital consultants, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, counsellors, and occupational therapists.
So if you’re referred to private practices, claiming compensation against the party that caused your chronic pain can ensure you’re not left footing a hefty bill.
How Much Compensation Could I Receive?
Any compensation settlement will reflect your unique circumstances, such as:
- Your age
- The overall impact of your symptoms on your life, including your ability to work
- The degree of pain you’ve experienced
- The need for care and assistance
- The psychological impact of your injury
- Your long-term medical prognosis
However, the Judicial College does give rough guidelines for how much a person can expect to receive if they suffer a chronic pain injury.For instance, a person with moderate Complex Regional Pain Syndrome could expect to receive between £26,000 and £49,000, while in severe cases, the compensation could be worth up to £78,000. A claimant with other moderate pain disorders could receive between £19,000 and £36,000 in damages, and people with severe and ongoing symptoms may be able to claim up to £59,000.
We must stress that these are just rough guidelines from the Judicial College, and our Serious Injury Solicitors will value your case based on your specific situation.
Rehab and Other Support
A multi-disciplinary approach to managing the pain is key.
Physical exercise can be an effective way of handling chronic pain. So we help our clients to access the best treatment as part of your pain management plan.
Some of the physical therapies that your health team may recommend include:
- Occupational therapy
- Joint Protection
- Pain relief exercise
Any physical therapy is usually delivered by an osteopath, chiropractor, physiotherapist or occupational therapist skilled in chronic pain conditions. And you may be given exercise to do at home that can be incorporated into your daily routine.
Mindfulness and psychological therapy treatments can also be a very important part of your multi-disciplinary treatment programme. Some of the psychological and mindfulness and wellbeing therapies your health team may recommend include:-
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Treatment ( CBT )
- Couple and Family Therapy
- Mindfulness and Wellbeing Techniques
- Sensory Treatment
- Music Therapy
A pain management programme usually involves a series of sessions, all aimed at teaching you how to live with your pain.
Rather than treating pain directly, these management programmes aim to teach you techniques to help you cope with the pain. This could help you enjoy better sleep and improved mobility, which adds to a better quality of life.
We can help you devise a wider approach to take, to help you live a better and happier life.
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