It can take a long time for damaged nerves to recover; sometimes they never do. When the damage results in a slight loss of sensitivity, or occasional pins and needles it can be accommodated but when it causes varying degrees of paralysis, muscle wastage or a variety of other extremely disagreeable symptoms it is much harder to live with. In fact it can change lives. If the cause of the injury that led to the nerve damage wasn’t the fault of the victim, that victim’s physical suffering can take on psychological aspect that almost certainly will not play a positive role in the process of recovery.
Compensation can prove to be a balm for both the victim’s physical and psychological injuries, making them feel that there is ‘justice’ in what can seem at times a very random world. The amount awarded should fully reflect the full extent of the victims pain and suffering and their economic loss as a result of the nerve damage they have suffered.
Help at hand
How do you ensure that the compensation does reflect all that needs to be taken in consideration or even that a claim is made in the first place? Answer: You hire an experienced personal injury lawyer who specialises in compensation claims for nerve damage. That is kind of common sense, but for the person suffering nerve damage, perhaps after a serious accident, perhaps due to medical negligence or even a sporting accident and not at their most mentally alert due to the effect of pain killers, thoughts about whether they can make a claim and what has to be done to do so, are usually not uppermost in their mind.
Clever old lawyers
Over to the clever old lawyer; who, whilst their client concentrates on recovering, coping with medical treatment and adjusting to a life that might be changed out of all recognition, will be able to assess the likelihood of any claim succeeding, and then if they judge it viable, proceeding to gather all the information necessary to support it. This will usually include details about the circumstances of their client’s accident including statements from any witnesses to the accident, a comprehensive medical report from a specialist consultant detailing the extent of the nerve damage and offering a prognosis and a comprehensive report on the economic and social consequences of the injury on the client related to that prognosis.
Happily ever after?
Perhaps not, depending on the seriousness of the nerve damage, but without the compensation to which a person can be entitled if they were injured due to another’s negligence or carelessness, the future can be a lot grimmer and those feelings of being treated unfairly might well eat deeper and deeper into the victims psyche. Why would anyone do that to themselves? Even just enquiring of a solicitor if a compensation claim can be made can be the equal of any other first step on the road to recovery.
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