Living with chronic pain can have a massive impact on a person’s life.
Simple tasks often prove insurmountable for those quite literally crippled with unbearable aching muscles, joints, tendons and bones.
Independence, relationships, sleep, personal hygiene, fitness, mental health – chronic pain can have an adverse effect on them all.
At Brian Barr, we know that even though it is often shrouded in mystery, chronic pain is real and suffered by many people, often in silence.
We also know that it can be triggered by an injury or traumatic experience, such as a car accident, or through clinical negligence.
Therefore, when potential claimants come to us, we never turn them away. Instead, we expend every effort needed in order to fully understand and comprehend each individual story so that we can provide the maximum level of help for every client.
The stronger the claim, the higher the chance of a successful outcome. However, due to the imprecise nature of chronic pain conditions, this area of personal litigation is extremely complex and requires expert understanding and analysis of any supporting evidence.
Suspicion often surrounds cases where symptoms cannot be fully explained even by medical professionals and conclusively attributing them to an accident or incident can be doubtful.
At Brian Barr, our team of fully qualified solicitors have the high level of knowledge, expertise and professionalism that are utilised time and again to navigate these murky waters of legislation, in order to ensure that our clients’ claims consistently cross the finishing line with the highest value possible. Our clients deserve no less.
If you are considering a claim for compensation for chronic pain it is therefore crucial that you have the support of experienced and knowledgeable chronic pain solicitors.
At Brian Barr we have a 92% success rate in compensation claims. We work exceptionally hard for our clients, always ensuring the best outcome possible.
No amount of money will ease the anguish of chronic pain, but ensuring you receive as much compensation as possible from your claim will help you to plan and prepare for a brighter future.
Here is a list of frequently asked questions and answers about how you can strengthen your case.
Should I get officially diagnosed with chronic pain?
Although an official medical diagnosis helps to strengthen a compensation claim, at Brian Barr we can direct our clients to the correct medical professionals who can help and advise where appropriate.
If I am still working, does this weaken my case for compensation?
If you are suffering from chronic pain and still managing to hold down your job, this actually strengthens your case for compensation.
Working, despite the difficult circumstances that chronic pain invokes, serves to demonstrate a high level of honesty and integrity by a Claimant that will work solely to their benefit.
Do I need any evidence such as eye-witness accounts or photographs?
With regards to the initial injury, any eye-witness accounts or photographs you may have could help to clarify who is at fault.
With regards to ongoing complications, including problems that may develop further down the line, this kind of evidence would help in determining the extent of any disability caused by an accident related injury.
Should I be documenting any medication I am taking?
It is not necessary to document any prescribed medication that you may be taking as this will show up in your medical records.
If you are taking any non- prescribed supplements to ease your symptoms, then it would be useful to document this.
Defendants use the fact that there are, unfortunately, a minority of people who fake their symptoms for personal financial gain.
Documenting and highlighting a Claimant’s abilities, as well as their disabilities, demonstrates honesty and integrity and will only work in the Claimant’s favour.
If my claim fails, will I be liable for any costs incurred?
In most situations you will not be liable for any costs if your claim fails.
However, if the claim is unsuccessful due to dishonesty, then a Claimant will be liable for any costs incurred.
At Brian Barr Solicitors, we work exceptionally hard for our clients to ensure the best outcome possible and this is reflected in the millions of pounds of compensation that we have helped secure for our clients.
If you are considering starting a chronic pain compensation claim, then we can help. To speak to a member of our team today, call us on 0161 737 9248 or click here to complete our online contact form.
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