Why you need a specialist for your chronic pain compensation claim
‘Even medical and legal professionals frequently misunderstand or misinterpret the cause of chronic pain’
If you suffer from chronic pain you’ll know how it can affect every area of your personal and work life. You might find that doctors, insurance companies, employers and even lawyers misunderstand your condition.
A greater understanding of your chronic pain claim
Getting specialist legal expertise for a chronic pain claim is essential. That’s because there aren’t many lawyers with knowledge or expertise of this complex area. We have a team of specialists, including lawyers independently recognised for their record in dealing with all types of chronic pain compensation claims. They’ll take a sensitive and empathetic approach to your concerns.
You’ll also benefit from our links with the very best medical experts and pain management centres. They’ll work with you and our specialist team to achieve the best result for your claim. We don’t stop there. Going beyond your claim, we’ll help you secure long-term rehabilitation to improve your quality of life.
Chronic Pain is a disorder where psychological factors play an important role in its development. This disorder is often the reason why some accident victims suffer pain and/or discomfort from no obvious physical explanation. It is often regarded as the “invisible disease”.
Despite the lack of an apparent cause, the sensation of pain is physical and very real to the sufferer. This condition can be worsened by intrusive and unpleasant memories of the accident. If left untreated, it can cause severe distress and long term disability. If symptoms persist beyond six months, it can even possibly be too late for a cure.
Due to the imprecise nature of this illness, this area of personal injury litigation is extremely complex and requires expert understanding and analysis of the medical evidence. Insurance companies are generally suspicious about cases where an expert cannot explain the symptoms of an injury or conclusively attribute them to the accident. In the absence of a perceived ‘orthodox’ explanation, insurers may refuse to accept that symptoms have been caused by the accident at all. As a result, any compensation offered might be substantially less than had the injury been straightforward. We have an experienced team who are able to identify chronic pain cases at an early stage and ensure appropriate treatment is put in place to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.