A man who developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) after a fall at work has been awarded £575,000 in compensation. The man was working as a maintenance engineer, when he fell and sustained injury to his left ankle. His initial injuries were relatively minor, however, the development of the rare condition of CRPS meant our client was left largely wheelchair bound. He has had extensive treatment, including the fitting of a spinal cord stimulator. Freeclaim Solicitors arranged for our client to see a pain management expert to discuss future pain management, as well as an occupational therapist to review our client’s accommodation and recommend changes to meet his needs. He is now unemployed and will require long term care, which his compensation is hoped to help with. His compensation will also help him to adapt his accommodation so that he can live more independently.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
CRPS is a chronic pain condition that usually occurs after an accident or injury. It is believed to be caused by damage to the nervous system, so signals cannot be sent correctly through the nerve pathways, resulting in the feeling of pain. People with CRPS can experience several symptoms including; chronic pain, a burning sensation or feeling, swelling of the affected area, excessive sweating, sensitivity to touch, and change of temperature and skin colour (including blotchiness). Treatments for CRPS can include a pain management programme to help the person deal with the pain better and increase their quality of life, as well as fitting a spinal cord stimulator, which stimulates the nerves in your back.
Freeclaim Solicitors are specialist serious injury solicitors. We have over 30 years’ experience dealing with personal injury compensation. If you, or a loved one, are suffering with CRPS after an accident, call one of our expert solicitors today to discuss claiming compensation.
We have the knowledge and experience to not only help with your claim, but also with rehabilitation and getting your life back together. Our serious injury solicitors work with a network of specialists to ensure the correct rehabilitation plan is established as soon as possible to aid your recovery. They will also work to secure interim payments from the other side for early treatment. Call us 24 hours a day on 0800 612 7340 to speak to one of our serious injury solicitors. Alternatively, you can fill in our online enquiry form and someone will call you back.
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Published: 30th January 2014