Accident Advice Helpline can help with claiming compensation in Dalry for an injury that was not your fault. Some of these injuries can have long lasting effects.
Tell me more about… post-traumatic arthritis
Not many people are aware of the existence of this – not unless they are currently suffering from the pain and discomfort of this debilitating disease. But what is it and how can you claim compensation for it?
What is post-traumatic arthritis?
Commonly in found in knees, it is an arthritis that develops as a direct result of that joint being involved in a serious trauma injury. For example, someone who had severely damaged joints – knee, elbow, shoulder or any joint in fact – in a high impact accident or incident. This disease can develop sometime after the accident or it can become an immediate issue.
Claiming compensation in Dalry
You may find that your post-traumatic arthritis is not something that could be claimed for independently but, rather than let the opportunity go for financial justice for your injury, call us here at Accident Advice Helpline to get a definitive answer.
The likelihood is that you have a major injury, such as a damaged knee joint which will form the major part of your personal injury compensation claim – with the pain and suffering of the post-traumatic arthritis forming part of this claim.
Does it need treating?
Yes, in the majority of cases it does, usually through prescription drugs such as anti-inflammatories. If this is a regular prescription, with charges in England standing at £7.85 per item, is this something you can afford?
Your compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline
As part of your personal injury claim, you can ask your expert injury solicitor to look at future-proofing the award you are seeking. This means taking into account any increase in the severity or symptoms of the condition or injury in the future; for example, you may have not needed to make adaptations to your home now but, is this a very real possibility for the future? Who will foot the bill for these modifications?
Additional expenses could be claimed back too
Accidents and injuries do not have an impact that happens in isolation; frequently, there are knock-on effects that will vary from client to client, and case to case. As well as charges for medication on prescription, what about other expenses incurred? Taxis to and from hospital appointments, for example or, maybe you have had to have help around the home?
Your expert legal representative will talk through all these factors that form part of a compensation case with one goal in mind – getting you the right amount of compensation you need (and deserve) for your injury or injuries.
To make sure you get the right help with claiming compensation in Dalry, call Accident Advice Helpline now. It’s free to call on 0800 689 0500 or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 24th January 2014
Author: David Brown