Is there a time limit for bringing a personal injury claim?
Matthew Claxson | 15.07.2019
Chronic pain can be difficult to live with and diagnose. If you are suffering from chronic pain, you’ll know it can be debilitating and depressing, yet also hard to explain to others. Because the pain you feel is not visible, it’s all too easy for other people to dismiss it. At Moore Blatch, we take a more sympathetic, practical view. Chronic pain often results from an injury sustained after an accident, and although the injury heals, the pain persists. If it leaves you incapacitated or significantly affects your quality of life, you could have a valid claim for compensation.
When feelings of pain and discomfort last for longer than 12 weeks, the condition is categorised as chronic pain. This contrasts with acute pain, which is the normal, temporary sensation that alerts us to an injury.
Chronic pain can be mild or excruciating and continuous or episodic. While some sufferers of chronic pain are merely inconvenienced, others are completely incapacitated, and unable to earn a living.
We understand chronic pain can cause distress and impair your life. We also know your family and friends can suffer the consequences too.
Chronic pain can occur in adults or young people and can be different for each individual. Incidents may trigger chronic pain in some people but not in others. Most instances of chronic pain occur following an accident, such as:
There are also different kinds of chronic pain, including:
This little-known condition causes the person to experience persistent debilitating pain. Most cases of CRPS are confined to a single limb. Skin on the affected part of the body becomes extremely sensitive, so slight knocks, touches or even changes in temperature can cause extreme pain.
Neuropathic pain is caused by damaged nerve fibres which send incorrect signals to the brain, triggering feelings of shooting or burning pain. They can also manifest as numbness or a tingling sensation.
Psychological pain is an unpleasant feeling with non-physical origins. Somatoform disorder is a mental illness which manifests as physical pain, but cannot be traced to an actual physical injury, nor to an existing mental condition or substance problem. Yet the symptoms are not imagined and to the sufferer, the pain is very real. This can cause a great deal of confusion, frustration and stress.
As leading personal injury solicitors in the UK, we have experience in all of these areas, and we know our advice and support in dealing with these conditions is just as important as the legal advice we provide.
Chronic pain is not in the patient’s head, but is a real medical condition. Many people feel trapped and helpless, keeping their feelings to themselves. We’ll give you the confidence to come forward and seek help.
While chronic pain may be invisible, as a sufferer you shouldn’t be. Pain management specialists are experienced in dealing with chronic pain and they can prescribe painkillers and treatments which deliver positive results over time. Moore Blatch solicitors have strong relationships with leading experts in pain management, who will ensure your condition is fully diagnosed and understood, so you benefit from all the compensation to which you are entitled.
Talk to us today about the circumstances which may have led to your chronic pain. Our understanding and years of experience means we provide the best possible advice and support, not only for your compensation claim but also with pain management techniques and self-help tips. Trust us to help you regain your quality of life.