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Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) can transform even a minor injury into years of debilitating pain and disability. It has been described as one of the most painful types of pain. Thousands of people develop CRPS after traumatic injury in the UK each year but, despite its prevalence and the suffering caused to those it affects, the condition often remains undiagnosed and is misunderstood.

Accident victims are at risk of losing out on the compensation they deserve after their physical injury later develops into chronic pain or CRPS. Defendant insurers often deny the existence of the condition or that it was caused by the defendant’s negligence. Doctors may be reluctant or lack the understanding  to diagnose it. Severe, debilitating pain can affect the sufferer’s daily activities, relationships and their ability to work. They may experience severe psychological symptoms and ongoing financial hardship but still be denied compensation on the basis of an outdated (and disproved) assumption that CRPS is ‘all in their head’. 

Boyes Turner’s injury lawyers understand CRPS and other chronic pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia. We are skilled in helping accident victims affected by serious chronic pain conditions secure the rehabilitation treatment, support and compensation they deserve.

Why use Boyes Turner for your CRPS injury compensation claim?

Accident compensation claims for injuries involving CRPS must be handled by solicitors with experience of complex, serious, physical and psychological injury, chronic pain and CRPS. These cases are often complicated by incorrect or delayed diagnosis, lack of medical and (defendant) insurer understanding. Our clients need specialist support and carefully managed rehabilitation using a multidisciplinary team approach. We understand the immediate and longer-term needs of our CRPS clients and are skilled in securing funded rehabilitation, interim payments and settlements to ensure that our clients’ needs are met. 

Recent cases:

  • £3.4m+ provisional damages settlement in a RTA claim for a client who was hit by a van causing orthopaedic and head injuries, PTSD and chronic pain.  The provisional settlement allows our client to claim further compensation if untreatable infection in the injured leg leads to amputation.
  • £550,000 settlement in a slipping accident claim for a client with orthopaedic injuries who developed CRPS.

  • Settlement for a client who required physiotherapy, extensive pain management and surgery for type 1 complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) following a traumatic foot and ankle injury in a road traffic accident. We secured compensation for our client despite the defendant’s insurer’s refusal to accept that our client was suffering from CRPS.

  • £135,000 compensation for a healthcare assistant who suffered facial injuries, fibromyalgia and PTSD after being head-butted by a patient at work. Settlement was achieved despite the defendant employer’s initial suggestion that our client’s fibromyalgia had pre-dated the assault.

  • £128,000 settlement in an accident at work claim for a delivery driver who was crushed when a heavy cage tipped over, causing a fractured spine, chronic pain and psychological injury.  The settlement reflected a 30% reduction in the full value of our client's claim to reflect his own contributory negligence. 

What kind of accidents lead to a CRPS compensation claim?

Where someone has suffered traumatic injury leading to chronic pain or CRPS as a result of someone else’s negligence, they may be entitled to claim compensation for their injury and its financial consequences.

Accidents leading to compensation claims for CRPS injury include:

  • workplace accidents, such as falls, slips or injury from unsafe machinery;
  • road traffic accidents;  
  • injury caused by unsafe buildings or public facilities;
  • injury from defective products;
  • injuries from violent crime, such as assault.
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What kind of injuries lead to a CRPS compensation claim?

CRPS compensation claims often arise after someone’s else’s negligence causes our client to suffer one or more of the following injuries:

  • fractures (broken bones);
  • lacerations;
  • conditions caused by swelling, such as compartment syndrome;
  • burns;
  • sprains and soft tissue injury;
  • following surgery for traumatic injury;
  • following immobilisation of injured limbs, such as in a plaster cast, splint or brace.

In addition to the original traumatic injury, CRPS causes the injured person to suffer:   

  • severe pain, not limited to the site of original injury;
  • fatigue, lack of concentration and other impairments;
  • psychological symptoms, such as low mood or depression;
  • severe psychological/psychiatric injury, such as PTSD.
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What compensation can I get after a CRPS injury compensation claim?

As with all serious injury claims, our client’s entitlement to compensation depends on the client’s injury and disability, its impact on their life, and their individual circumstances. 

Depending on the nature of our client’s injury and the circumstances of their claim, they may be entitled to claim compensation for:

  • pain, suffering and disability;
  • costs of rehabilitation;
  • costs of physiotherapy;
  • cost of occupational therapy (OT);
  • costs of surgery/medical treatment;
  • costs of pain management;
  • costs of psychological counselling and treatment;
  • loss of earnings and/or pension;
  • costs of necessary care, domestic help and support;
  • increased costs of transport or adapted vehicles;
  • specialist equipment and aids;
  • costs of prostheses (after amputation);
  • increased costs of accommodation or necessary home adaptations;
  • costs of case management.
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Claire Roantree


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"Personal Injury Claim"

Claire is exceptionally knowledgeable in the personal injury legal domain, especially in the specific area of my injury. From our very first conversation, she was clear in explaining the potential different routes that the process could take and provided me with expectations of what I could expect along the journey.

She ensured that all bases were covered, organising meetings, discussions and necessary specialist appointments, in order to bring together the case and take it forward. Claire was then able to use her extensive pool of contacts, to appoint an "area leading" barrister, to represent me.

Overall, I was very pleased with appointing Claire and Boyes Turner to act as my solicitor for the legal claim that I pursued. Thank you for all of your support.

Boyes Turner Client

"Boyes turner workplace injury claim"

I approached Claire Roantree of Boyes Turner in regards to making a claim about a workplace burns injury. It was something that had scarred me physically and mentally and taken a huge toll on the lives of me and my family. Claire wasted no time in finding out what happened and made sure I was treated by known experts and quickly finding an answer to my burns scarring and how I could be treated to help manage my pain. Claire also helped me by appointing a psychiatrist to understand my situation and help me cope with post traumatic stress disorder. As well as taking as much stress of the claim away, she was thorough in every situation, making sure I had the best possible claim, and handled it all expertly, I am so very grateful to her and her team. They have helped guide my life back into a positive direction and I can't thank her enough!

Boyes Turner Client

"Personal Injury claim"

Excellent service from Claire and her team at all times. We were kept up to date at each stage of our claim. The outcome was much better than we expected and we would not hesitate to recommend Boyes Turner to family and friends.

Boyes Turner Client

"Lifechanging Law Firm"

Kim handled my personal injury claim after a car accident with immeasurable expertise and compassion. Boyes Turner arranged every part of my private rehabilitation, which greatly improved the speed and quality of my recovery.

Each stage of the litigation process was dealt with efficiently and succinctly. This was then always explained without using unclear legal jargon.

On both health and financial levels, I would be in a far worse position without Kim’s invaluable input. I cannot recommend this firm enough.


"Helping me start to get my life back together"

The last 6 years since my incident have been so my mental health and general life. When I chose Boyes Turner, I was expecting just a solicitor to take my case forward. What in fact I actually got is a solicitor who genuinely cared about what had happened to me and wanted to help me get justice. Without their support I would have probably given in and excepted what happened. I am so glad that I didn’t, now it’s over I am now feeling empowered knowing it wasn’t my fault. They have given me hope for the future. It is more than a job for Claire, she is caring and kind, are wants the best for clients. Thank you.

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