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Are you suffering chronic pain following an accident that wasn’t your fault?

Temporary pain after an injury is normal as this is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong – messages travel through your nervous system to your brain, which then signals that you are hurt.These signals should stop when the cause of the pain is resolved, but in the case of someone suffering with chronic pain, they don’t. As a result, a sufferer of chronic pain will experience a throbbing, burning, squeezing, or aching in the affected area of their body, which can prevent them from doing the things they want to do and have a significant impact on their day-to-day life and their mental health

Chronic pain is often defined as pain lasting longer than 12 weeks. You may have chronic pain if a part of your body is still hurting weeks, months, or maybe even years after sustaining an injury.

Common symptoms of chronic pain:

The symptoms of chronic pain are far more wide-reaching than many people understand. As well as the aching, throbbing, burning or squeezing pains, someone suffering with chronic pain may experience:

  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Mood changes
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Changes in appetite
  • Psychological impacts (such as depression/anxiety)

These symptoms may last for a few months or years, or may remain throughout your life. One of the most difficult things to accept about having chronic pain is that it may be a part of your life forever.

If you have been diagnosed with chronic pain following an accident, it’s likely that you have had to make some big adjustments to your life as a result. Your diagnosis may also have had a negative effect on your mental health, and you may be finding it difficult to accept your diagnosis. What can be even more frustrating is believing that that accident that initially caused your chronic pain could have been avoided, had it not been for the carelessness or negligence of another person.

If you are correctly suffering from chronic pain that was caused by an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to bring a claim for personal injury compensation.

We understand that this can be a difficult and distressing time, and making a claim for compensation may be the last thing you want to think about, but we would urge you to get the ball rolling and establish if you are eligible for compensation as soon as possible.

Claims can take considerable time to conclude, and in the meantime, your finances could be severely stretched. We deal with most cases on a ‘No win, No fee’ basis, leaving you to focus on your recovery, rather than worrying about legal costs.

Attwood Solicitors will work hard to ensure that the claims process adds no extra hassle or stress to your life, and that a resolution is achieved as quickly and smoothly as possible. Contact us today for a free consultation, expert advice, and support with your claim.

We understand that this can be a difficult and distressing time. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, making a claim for compensation may be the last thing you want to think about, but we would urge you to get the ball rolling and establish if you are eligible for compensation as soon as possible.

Claims can take considerable time to conclude, and in the meantime, your finances could be severely stretched. We deal with most cases on a ‘No win, No fee’basis, leaving you to focus on your recovery, rather than worrying about legal costs.

Attwood Solicitors will work hard to ensure a fast resolution for your case, without adding further hassle or stress to your life. Contact us today for a free consultation, expert advice, and support with your claim.

Determining liability is the first step in a Personal Injury case, and evidence will be required to prove that a third party was responsible for any injury or illness for which you are seeking compensation.

If you are unsure who is liable, or you are struggling to collect evidence, but still believe that you deserve compensation for your injuries, get in touch with our team immediately. We may be able to help build your case by talking with witnesses, experts, or other stakeholders to establish the facts.

After you’ve been involved in a Road Traffic Accident, it’s understandable that your main objective will be to recover from your experience and put it behind you. Claiming compensation for your accident is often a good way of doing this, as it not only provides financial support at a time when you need it the most, but should also help you feel that justice has been served.

We work tirelessly to ensure that each client is awarded the maximum compensation possible for their case. If you are successful in your claim, you may be awarded compensation for one or more of the following:

  • The injury sustained, including physical and mental damage. Compensation is awarded based on pain, suffering, and inability to resume ‘normal’ life.
  • Financial losses, including loss of earnings since the accident. Loss of potential future earnings may also be considered.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses including care costs, medical costs, travel to medical appointments and home help. (Please note: It’s important to keep any receipts for out-of-pocket expenses so that they can be included in any claim).
  • Future needs – It may be necessary to make adjustments in the future, such as adaptations at home, which may also be claimed for.

Our experience and expertise in Personal Injury cases will help you to secure the compensation you deserve.

If you have sustained a personal injury, seeking compensation may be the last thing on your mind, but it’s important to be aware that there are time limits for taking legal action. Don’t worry, we understand that it may be difficult for you to talk about what has happened, but please rest-assured that our sympathetic team is here to support you, and will make the process as simple and straightforward as possible.

The first step is simply to get in touch with us. You can give us a call, email us, or complete our online enquiry form – whatever feels most comfortable for you.

We will take some basic details and information about what has happened, before introducing you to a carefully selected solicitor who specialises in your type of claim. They will then guide you through the rest of the process. (You can find out more about what that involves in the Attwood Solicitor’sGuide to Personal Injury Claims).

We deal with most cases under a Conditional Fee Agreement, also known as ‘No win, No fee’. This means:

  • No upfront payments
  • Nothing to pay if your claim does not succeed
  • No risk
  • Lack of funds will not prohibit you from making a claim

If you don’t receive any compensation, there is nothing to pay, so why not get in touch with our expert team and discover if you are eligible to make a claim?

There are many companies offering support for Personal Injury claims, but before you decide which one you trust to secure the best outcome for your case, here are some things you that you should know about Attwood Solicitors:

  • We are Personal Injury Specialists – that means we focus solely on ONE area of specialism, rather than trying to be a Jack of All Trades. As such, our expertise is unrivalled.
  • We are committed to processing your claim to the best of our ability, ensuring the best outcome for you, in the least stressful way possible.
  • We have a huge depth of experience and wide-ranging case history, which means that we can offer the best legal knowledge to support your claim.
  • We have a proven track record of successful claims and are proud of our reputation as leaders in our field.
  • We believe you have suffered enough already, and therefore undertake all Personal Injury Claims on a No Win, No Fee basis.
  • We believe you should have your own appointed Legal Expert to ensure continuity of care and tailored support.
  • We offer a sympathetic and supportive approach, understanding that you have been through, and are still going through, a difficult time.
  • We believe that open and honest communication is the key to a successful client relationship, and will keep you informed throughout, with clear and precise information.
  • We offer a free initial consultation where we will be honest with you about the likely success of your claim.
  • Our integrity is paramount, and we therefore offer our expertise in a caring and considerate way, where all decisions are made in the best interests of the client.
  • We will guide you and fight your corner for you, making the process as stress-free as possible.

To discover what our clients think about our service, read our client testimonials.

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