Make a claim for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
CRPS compensation claims are often complex, and not many lawyers understand the condition – or have even heard of it. We have a team of CRPS specialists, who understand what you’re going through and will treat your situation with sensitivity and empathy.
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- Experienced team of specialist CRPS solicitors
- No Win No Fee funding available
- Can help with access to specialist treatment
- Track record of successful claims
Here to help when you have a claim for CRPS
We have specialist solicitors who act on behalf of people suffering CRPS, where CRPS has been caused due to an injury sustained in an accident which was not their fault.
Over the years, we have helped many accident victims from across England & Wales who have suffered from CRPS.
Early treatment usually increases your chances of improvement, so when dealing with CRPS claims we will try to persuade the Defendant to fund an Immediate Needs Assessment to identify your treatment and equipment needs and ask the Defendant to fund your needs on a private basis. We will also ensure you are supported by leading medical experts and barristers and secure interim payments to place you in funds until your case settles.
In every case our specialist team applies their expert knowledge and understanding to help people suffering with CRPS turn their life around. 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 you.
“The service I received was outstanding, professional, efficient & empathetic. I will be eternally grateful to Louise Hart & her team who took on my case 4 years ago… Knowing that Louise was always one step ahead has allowed me to concentrate on my rehabilitation.”
What you need to know about CRPS
CRPS is a condition which can arise following an injury. It has not always been recognised and acknowledged by the medical profession, however it is now understood as a condition that deserves compensation. Our personal injury team has specialist knowledge in this area and a proven track record of helping CRPS sufferers to get compensation.
CRPS is characterised by the following symptoms:
- severe pain often described as a “burning” sensation
- swelling and stiffness in the affected joint
- hypersensitivity of the skin
- changes in skin temperature, texture and/or colour
- changes in nail and/or hair growth patterns
- swelling and/or stiffness in affected joints
- motor dysfunction in the affected limb or body part
- consequential psychological difficulties.
CRPS pain continues long after the original injury has healed.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic neurological disorder caused by problems with the body’s response to an injury.
CRPS is the result of dysfunction in the central or peripheral nervous systems, where signals between an injured limb or body part and the brain are misread. As a result, the nervous system makes the sufferer more sensitive to pain. Sufferers tend to experience pain of a more serious nature than would usually be expected from the type of injury suffered.
Early treatment of CRPS can actually increase the chances of making a recovery. For many though, CRPS is a permanent or prolonged disease.
There is no cure for CRPS. However, the condition can be managed and treatment is usually given to relieve the pain which occurs as a result of the condition. Once diagnosed by a medical expert, treatment can be coordinated through a number of professional providers. This enables relief of painful symptoms as early on in the claim as possible.
For example, for our clients, we frequently obtain early interim payments to fund the cost of additional rehabilitation recommended by medical experts. These can include:
- inpatient stays
- sympathetic nerve blocks
- spinal cord stimulation
- psychological intervention.
It is important that treatment providers have sufficient knowledge of CRPS – for example, we work closely with The Specialist Pain Physio, Richmond Stace, to help sufferers understand the most up to date options and techniques available to them for pain management.
Our clients are also put in touch with other CRPS sufferers who can offer support and understanding. We support and work closely with CRPS-UK, a patient-led charity seeking to unite CRPS sufferers.
Our team also has links to the National CRPS Rehabilitation Service, based in Bath.