What is nerve injury?
Nerves are the soft tissue that send signals from the body to the brain and communicate the sensations we feel. They are like the body’s “wiring system”. The nerves themselves can be compard to wires, and a tube of insulation covers them. Nerves are fragile and if they are stretched, strained, cut or damaged in any way, they can stop functioning properly, leading to too much sensation or none at all. We’ve all heard the stories of the “phantom limb “syndrome, in which amputees still feel tickling or pain sensation from limbs they no longer have. What an awful condition to suffer.
Severed nerve symptoms
If the nerve inside the insulation breaks because of stretching or pressure, the fibres can break. If the insulation has not been cut, the nerve-ending furthest from the brain dies, but in time it can heal and regrow.
But what about severed nerve symptoms?
What are they? If the nerve is cut, then the break across the nerves and the insulation is complete. The patient loses feeling in and use of the limb or area of the body affected. If the severed nerve fibre and the insulation are not fixed, then a painful neuroma (nerve scar) can develop. The good news is that in some cases nerves can be repaired if the insulation can be saved.
Seeking compensation for severed nerve symptoms and injuries?
Severed nerve symptoms can include local pain, numbness, pins and needles or complete loss of feeling. Pressure on a nerve such as sciatica, although not life-threatening, is extremely painful.
If you have suffered injury from severed nerves through an accident that was someone else’s fault, you may be able to claim compensation. Talk to a professional advisor at the Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or on 0333 500 0993. Your call will be taken in confidence and if you want to start your claim, we’ll talk you through the process. Should you need the expertise of a specialist injury lawyer, we can find the right one for you from our inhouse lawyers.
Contact us today. There’s no obligation and you can start your claim when it suits you, but don’t leave it too long because there is a time limit. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping to get £30 million per year in compensation awards and fields more than 25,000 enquiries per month. All our solicitors work on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Date Published: 30th August 2013