Freeclaim Solicitors Call for Better Understanding of Chronic Pain
Chronic Pain is a distressing condition which can affect many aspects of your life. It is estimated that around 8 million people are living with chronic pain in the UK.
Both medical and legal professionals often misunderstand the symptoms and causes of chronic pain, meaning many accident victims are left without adequate compensation or access to specialist medical experts and pain management centres.
Chronic Pain is a distressing condition which can affect many aspects of your life. It is estimated that around 8 million people are living with chronic pain in the UK. Unfortunately, it is a condition which is often misunderstood and can easily be missed in many accident victims. Although there are many people reportedly suffering from this disabling condition, there are also numerous examples where insurance companies and doctors have been sceptical about the symptoms experienced and suffering.
Chronic Pain is a long lasting pain which has not been relieved by treating the cause (if known) or by trying to relieve the pain itself. It can cover a wide range of conditions including
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS)
- Myofascial pain;
- Ankolysing Spondylitis.
Chronic Pain is generally triggered after trauma and can develop after relatively minor injuries. Many cases develop generally after a work accident, whiplash accident, slip or military accident. Not every case is the same, but the most common symptoms include:
- Psychological disorders
- Anxiety and stress
- Burning sensation and sensitivity to touch
- Anger issues
Freeclaim Solicitors have many years’ experience handling personal injury claims involving Chronic Pain. Philip Coulthurst, Senior Solicitor has called for a better understanding and recognition of Chronic Pain across the industry; “Both medical and legal professionals often misunderstand the symptoms and causes of chronic pain, meaning many accident victims are left without adequate compensation or access to specialist medical experts and pain management centres.”
Recognition and early diagnosis in a personal injury claim will also help with early rehabilitation and access to the appropriate medical care and any specialist aids and equipment. This assistance can go a long way in helping someone learn how to deal with the pain they are experiencing, and start to get their life back on track.
Freeclaim Solicitors have the specialist knowledge and expertise to help with chronic pain compensation claims. They work with a network of specialists and look to secure interim payments to put an early rehabilitation plan in place for clients. To find out more, speak to one of their serious injury solicitors who can advise you on making a claim on 0800 612 7340 or visit www.freeclaim.co.uk
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