How Much Compensation For CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome)
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a condition acquired usually after an injury to a limb. The subsequent extreme burning pain and/or difficulty moving or touching the affected area is not necessarily indicative of how severe the original injury is. For instance, if you have suffered a small fracture, the pain of CRPS can be overwhelming and out of proportion to what would be considered a minor injury. Talk to Jefferies Solicitors about CRPS compensation.
The result of the condition (sometimes called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) can be debilitating and can have serious consequences for sufferers. If you are suffering from CRPS as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
The condition can have a major effect on your everyday life, and in some cases leave you unable to work. Because of this, making a compensation claim can make a big difference. Not only will you be compensated for your pain and suffering but you may also be able to recover any expenses you have incurred as a result of your condition.
The table below gives you an idea of how much compensation for CRPS you may be entitled to. However, it is important to note that these figures are for your CRPS only. Things such as loss of earnings, will be calculated separately by a solicitor in the event that you make a claim.
Settlement Amounts For CRPS Compensation
Level of CRPS
|Severe cases where individuals have been given a poor prognosis. They may also have been rendered unable to work or their ability to work has been severely decreased.
Individuals may also require the help of professional carers and may experience psychological problems.
|£41,860 – £66,970 (the higher end of this bracket is given to those who’s condition has spread to other limbs)|
|Moderate cases of CRPS where future improvement has been deemed possible but there has usually been a long period of suffering.||£22,340 – £41,860|
|Other severe pain disorders not classed as CRPS where individuals are suffering from long-term pain even though they are receiving treatment.||£33,590 – £50,210|
|Individuals who have experienced ongoing pain on a lower level.||Approx. £30,690|
|Ongoing pain on a lower level but where there has been a recovery or almost full recovery.||£16,800|
HOW DOES THE CLAIMS PROCESS WORK?
At Jefferies Solicitors, once we have carried out an initial consultation, we will take care of the paperwork required to get your case underway.
A letter will be sent to you following an initial consultation with your solicitor. This will be a summary of the meeting you had and will confirm that they are happy to take on your case. It will highlight who will be your contact and estimate how long the process will take. The letter will also detail how you will be funding the case and an estimate of costs. If you need to provide any further information this will also be included.
A letter will then be sent to the defendant, providing details of the accident. The defendant has a fixed period in which they can reply and in their reply, they must state whether or not they are denying or accepting liability for your injuries. If they do accept liability, your solicitor will endeavour to settle the case out of court.
AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION
All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two specific factors – general damages and special damages.
The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity.
Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.
However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your accident/injuries.
Making a CRPS Claim With Jefferies Solicitors?
Our solicitors have helped people dealing with CRPS for many years. We can guide you through the process of making a personal injury claim and ensure that it is performed on a *no win no fee basis. If you would like to know more about how much compensation for CRPS our solicitors are happy to assist you. Call us on 0800 342 3206.
Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a range of different case types. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury can be and so we want to make the process of claiming compensation as stress-free as possible.
To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team.