Chronic pain can be a life-changing condition that can be triggered or made worse following an accident. As a general rule, ‘chronic pain’ is defined as pain that lasts for longer than three months after the normal, expected, healing period for the injury that was initially suffered.
The impact of a chronic pain condition can be life-changing for the sufferer, as well as those around them. It often impacts upon both their physical and mental health and affects how they are able to function at home, socially and at work.
Unlike a broken arm, which is easily identified, understood and treated, chronic pain conditions are often missed, are difficult to diagnose and difficult to treat. More often than not, the cause of the pain is not obvious (for example, the original injury has healed as expected) and doctors are unable to identify any obvious cause for the ongoing pain.
Unfortunately, because ‘pain’ is not visible and does not show up on tests, scans or X-rays, the condition is often misunderstood, at times disputed and even dismissed altogether. A sufferer of chronic pain can often feel like they’re not being taken serious because others cannot see or understand their pain.
Ashtons Legal know just how serious chronic pain can be for the sufferer and those around them. We also understand that every injury victim is different and the affect an injury has upon each person differs greatly. Our specialist injury lawyers are experts who are experienced at helping people with chronic pain conditions. They understand what you are going through and will work closely with you every step of the way and support people suffering from (for example):
- Chronic Pain Syndrome (‘CPS’)
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (‘CRPS’)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (‘CFS’)
- Somatic Symptom Disorder (‘SSD’)
- Fibromyalgia or Fibromyalgia Syndrome (‘FMS’)
Our specialist injury lawyers will ensure that you have access to the leading experts in the fields of care, medicine and rehabilitation. They understand what representing people who have suffered this type of injury are going through and what must be done to get the care and financial support they need. Our lawyers are also experts at valuing and maximising the amount of compensation you receive.
Ashtons Legal offer a free initial, no obligation, consultation. If you already have a solicitor, for your peace of mind, we are happy to review your case. We also offer a nationwide service and are able to offer “no win, no fee” funding arrangements in most cases.