Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) compensation claims
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is also referred to as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). Our serious injury lawyers and solicitors can assist in recovering compensation for CRPS following an injury that was not your fault.
We recognise how debilitating the condition is and will fight robustly for your rights.
What can trigger CRPS?
The pain associated with complex regional pain syndrome is usually triggered by an injury, often a very minor injury. However, the pain is significantly more severe, long-lasting and disabling than would ordinarily be expected.
CRPS pain can be a mixture of burning, stabbing or stinging sensations, but can also include tingling sensation and numbness. Clients with complex regional pain syndrome can have periods of pain lasting a few days or weeks and these periods are referred to as ‘flare ups’. Stress is considered a trigger to a ‘flare up’ episode.
The skin in the affected area can become very sensitive and even the slightest touch, bump or change in temperature can provoke intense pain.
Classification of CRPS
CRPS is categorised, depending on nerve damage, as Type I or Type II. Type II categories involve a lesion to a major nerve. Whilst classification does not alter treatment, it can play an important factor when presenting your personal injury claim.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident that was not your fault and have been diagnosed with CRPS please call our serious and catastrophic Personal Injury (PI) lawyers on Freephone: 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no-obligation chat. Alternatively, you can complete the request a call back form and we will call you.