Injury lawyers in Thurso
Although there are no known tests for fibromyalgia, most doctors believe that the condition is caused by sudden stress to the body such as in an accident, or by constant heavy lifting such as carers lifting patients without the proper lifting equipment, or the warehouse work that requires lifting heavy boxes continually.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that causes pain in the soft tissue around joints, in the skin and organs, unlike arthritis which affects the joints. The pain is usually widespread and can vary greatly, not just from patient to patient but also from day to day in the same patient. At times it will cause moderate discomfort, and at other times it can be totally disabling. Some patients experience other problems as well, such as:
- Tingling sensations;
- Memory problems;
- Irritable bowel syndrome;
- Irritable bladder syndrome; and
It is usually a process of elimination to arrive at the diagnosis and can take months to find the problem. By this time the victim is usually in too much pain to be able to work, but it is often not diagnosed until it is this bad. It is nothing unusual for the victim to think they have pulled a muscle or something similar to start with, and it as only as this doesn’t heal and the pain gets progressively worse that it is realised something more is wrong.
If you have this condition, caused through an accident that was not your fault or your job, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim with injury lawyers in Thurso.
Making a personal injury claim for fibromyalgia
Employers have a duty to protect the health and safety of their employees, to make sure they are safe and do not have the need to make a personal injury claim. Part of this includes the avoidance of industrial illnesses and diseases, such as fibromyalgia. If they have failed in this duty, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim and you may want to use injury lawyers in Thurso.
Over the 15 years Accident Advice Helpline have been dealing with personal injury compensation claims, we have dealt with thousands of work-related problems. Our in-house solicitors are experts in making sure that your claim is handled quickly and efficiently, while at the same time examining every facet of the bad effects resulting from the injury. They want to be certain that you are compensated for not only your suffering, but any costs or losses incurred as a direct result of what has happened to you.
On our website you can complete the 30-second test, which will let you know if you have a valid claim and give you some indication of the amount of compensation you may be awarded. Alternatively, you can call our advisors on 0800 180 4123 to have a chat and discuss the way forward. You will find them to be friendly and helpful, ready to provide free legal advice regarding your injury claim.
Date Published: 15th November 2013
Author: David Brown