Crps Case Study

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CRPS case study Brian Barr Wins £905,000 for CRPS Client. Neil Swift developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome following an accident at work. In July 2010, Neil was working for a civil engineering company as an HGV driver. Returning to the company yard one day, he found a JCB was parked across and blocking the entrance. Under instruction from his manager, Neil went to move the JCB so that he could park his HGV in the yard. The JCB had been vandalised, including having its windows smashed. Neil climbed up the steps to the cab, but was unable to open the damaged door. Instead he tried to reach through the broken window to open the door from the inside. As he did so, he slipped, badly cutting his left arm on the remaining shards of glass. As a result, Neil damaged the radial artery, median nerve and flexor tendons. He developed CRPS and underwent a median nerve block, Guanethidine blocks, physiotherapy, Pain Management, a Sympathectomy and nerve graft. His left arm has been left virtully funtionless and though right handed, Neil has been unable to work since. The company quickly admitted liability as they had exposed Neil to a risk of injury, however they argued that he should also accept partial responsibility as he should not have put his arm through the broken window. This is a fair argument, however they were initially looking for a discount of 25%, which we negotiated down to 15%. It was a dificult time for Neil, his wife and two young children. The unrelenting pain meant that his role as father and husband was tough, as he wasn’t able to work, or do very much at all. However he and his wife battled through, and now with the prospect of financial security for the future, life will start to pick up again. There are many different aspects that make up a claim. A rough breakdown of Neils is as follows: (15% discount is applied afterwards) Pain and suffering –

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