Make a claim for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Experienced team of passionate CRPS specialists

Links with barrister and experts who specialise in CRPS

Top Tier personal injury law firm

Clear understanding of CRPS claims

Lead by 'tenacious' & 'knowledgeable' Legal 500 Leading Individual, Louise Hart

Accredited personal injury solicitors

Sensitivity in handling CRPS claims

‘We understand CPRS claims and have excellent links with medical experts who have proven experience in the diagnosis and treatment of CRPS.’

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is difficult to explain to those around you. It has only recently been recognised as a serious condition which deserves compensation. Your Complex Regional Pain Syndrome compensation will not turn back the clock, but may go some way towards helping you live with CRPS and manage your condition in your everyday life.



Expert legal support and empathetic approach

CRPS compensation claims are often complex, and not many lawyers understand the condition – or have even heard of it. We have a team of CPRS specialists, who understand what you’re going through and will treat your situation with sensitivity and empathy.

We will be able to put you in touch with the very best medical experts, as well as with other CRPS sufferers who can offer support and understanding. CRPS is often a life-long condition, and we will work with you and your medical team to help you secure the help and rehabilitation to improve your quality of life in the longer term.

We can help your claim

Royds Withy King are committed to raising awareness of CRPS and can give specialist legal advice on CRPS cases as we understand the condition.

Over the years Royds Withy King have helped many accident victims nationally who have suffered from CRPS. We have specialist solicitors who act on behalf of people suffering from complex regional pain syndrome across England and Wales, where CRPS has been caused due to an injury sustained in an accident which was not their fault.

Early treatment usually increases your chances of improvement, and when dealing with CRPS claims, we work with the leading experts in the field to get you the help you need.

In every case, our specialist team applies their expert knowledge and understanding, to helped people suffering with CRPS turn their life around.

We have the experience to get results

We understand that CRPS sufferers tend to experience intense pain of a more serious nature than what would be expected from the type of injury suffered. In some cases, the sufferer may have only incured a minor injury. Our specialist team has excellent relations with experts who have proven medical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of CRPS.

We often persuade the Defendant’s insurer to pay for rehabilitation treatment or to fund the cost of equipment during the course of a claim.


Our credentials

“What the team is known for: Somerset-based practice that comes recommended for its focus on spinal cord and brain injuries. Also offers niche expertise in areas such as fatal accidents and animal cases. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They are all very approachable and friendly, and I think that’s the culture that exists throughout the firm. They are a close-knit team.” “They have that mentality of looking after the client first as opposed to their own interests. They always do what’s best for the client.” Notable practitioners: Stuart Brazington (Band 1) offers particular expertise in serious spinal cord and brain injury cases. According to one interviewee, he “knows his cases extremely well” and “has good judgement about which points are likely to be important.” Mark Hambleton (Associate to watch) covers a broad range of personal injury matters, including animal cases, sports injuries and motorcycle accidents. Sources describe him as “always very impressive” and note that he’s “very good with clients.””  Chambers 2017 Somerset

“What the team is known for: Outstanding personal injury practice adept at handling an impressive breadth of claims, including equine matters, industrial disease cases and cycling accidents. Notable expertise in chronic pain and fatal accident cases, as well as offering significant experience in catastrophic injury claims. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They were all empathetic but businesslike, and this formed absolutely the right mixture. Their advice was delivered to me in exactly the right way.” “They were brilliant and supportive.” Work highlights Acted for a professional jockey in a claim arising from a racing accident in Australia that resulted in complete paraplegia. The case was partially tried at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Advised the widow of a man killed by a bullock, bringing precedent-setting liability claims under the Animals Act. Notable practitioners: Ian Carrier (Band 1) offers extensive expertise in catastrophic injuries, with a particular focus on spinal and brain claims. Impressed clients describe him as “very experienced and knowledgeable,” and note that he “has a genuine interest in you as a person.” He is also praised for his creative approach to complex cases. Tracy Norris-Evans (Band 1) draws on a wealth of experience in severe injury claims, including paediatric cases and those involving complex neurological issues. She frequently acts as a trustee in high-value settlements. According to one impressed source, Helen Childs (Band 2) was “absolutely superb from the outset” and had “phenomenal attention to detail.” She is held in high regard for her focus on major asbestos-related claims.” Chambers 2017 Oxford and Surrounds

“Royds Withy King sits on the panels for the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum and Headway. Department head Louise Hart handles amputation, orthopaedic injuries, chronic pain, PTSD and facial injury matters. Stuart Brazington is also recommended.” Legal 500 2016 South West

“Royds Withy King, Tracy Norris-Evans is renowned for brain injury and paediatric work, and ‘shrewd lawyer and tactician’ Richard Brooks specialises in claims involving animals. Also recommended are Ian Carrier, who is adept in spinal injury claims; and Helen Childs, who leads the industrial diseases practice.” Legal 500 2016 South East


My solicitor, Louise Hart, and her team were very knowledgeable, not only about the legal claims process and procedure, but also about the best strategy and tactical steps to implement in order to support my case.
Julie Weymouth

FAQs

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 often suspicious about cases where a medical expert cannot fully explain why a patient is suffering from the symptoms 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. It is therefore crucial to instruct experts and solicitors who fully understand CRPS.

Yes. You have the freedom to choose who handles your claim.
Insurance companies are very quick to sell information about clients who have been involved in an accident. Their details are sold to Claims Management Companies who do not have specialist CRPS knowledge and expertise.
Withy King have taken over the conduct of many cases where medical evidence has not been analysed appropriately. At Withy King we ensure that specialist medical evidence is obtained from CRPS experts. If this specialist medical evidence is not obtained, clients could be forced to settle their claim for a lesser sum. We understand the complexity of CRPS cases and effectively recover compensation that accurately reflects the suffering of CRPS.
We will correspond directly with your current Solicitors or claims management company and obtain all of the files they hold. We will read these files very carefully and discuss with you how best to proceed with your claim. It is also important to understand that when you transfer your claim to Withy King, there is no fee upon transfer.

Contact one of our specialist Solicitors to discuss your circumstances.
We offer to deal with personal injury claims on a No Win No Fee basis and are happy to offer initial advice at no cost to the CRPS sufferer. In the first instance, we will establish the facts of your case:
– How did the accident happen?
– Was the accident a result of breach of duty or negligence?
– Details of your injury and the effect it has had on your life.
– Details of your financial losses.
– You will need to keep a record of your symptoms and expenses and losses as they arise and keep documentary evidence (receipts/invoices etc.).
Once we have all of the facts surrounding the accident, your injuries and your current position, we will provide clear and concise advice in respect of whether you are entitled to bring a personal injury claim.

A claim must usually be submitted to court within three years of the date of the accident.
There are exceptions:
– Date of knowledge;
– Where a claim involves a child, court proceedings must be started 3 years from 18th Birthday.
The court has overriding discretion to allow court proceedings to start after the primary limitation period has passed.

If you think you have a claim, it is best not to delay. Enquiries need to be made and proceedings issued in Court within three years of the date of the accident.

We frequently obtain early interim payments to fund the cost of additional rehabilitation and pain management recommended by medical experts, including physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, inpatient stays, sympathetic nerve blocks and spinal cord stimulation. We also frequently arrange for our clients to have psychiatric treatment as it can be very difficult to accept how life changing CRPS can be.
We work closely with the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases which is a national treatment centre dedicated to the treatment of Chronic Pain. Many of our clients have benefitted from an inpatient stay at this leading hospital which has been funded by Defendant insurers.


Contact us to find out how we can help with your CRPS claim and help you secure the treatment which can help with your symptoms. Call us on 0800 923 2068 or email pi.enquiries@roydswithyking.com