Compensation for Hypermobility Syndrome sufferers

Rachael Stibbe

Senior Associate

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May 18, 2021

Categories Personal Injury Claims

Hypermobility Syndrome which includes Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) can be worsened by an accident.

We are specialists in personal injury claims and we have a great deal of experience with a vast array of injuries, including rarer conditions caused or worsened by an accident.

We frequently find that solicitors, insurers, defendants and even some medical experts do not understand hypermobility syndrome, and the important differences that do occur when a hypermobility client sustains a soft tissue injury, which affect diagnosis and recovery time and crucially therefore, this can affect the true value of a claim. Sadly, there are cases where the injured party is suffering from hypermobility but their lawyers do not understand the condition itself and therefore they do not receive a fair settlement figure.

Crucially, unlike many solicitors, we know that a client suffering from hypermobility syndrome is extremely likely to take longer to recover and we understand why that is.

Where other firms may instruct the wrong type of expert, thereby risking undercompensating you, we have considerable experience with hypermobility cases and can work with you to ensure you are provided with a suitable hypermobility medical expert to review your case. If treatment is recommended, we can arrange a specific tailored treatment programme for you, once the defendant has admitted liability, to try and help you with your symptoms and hopefully return you medically to the position you were in before the accident.

We have access to physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors trained and specialising in hypermobility syndrome, which is very important as most treatment providers are not particularly trained in this area and do not understand the condition. However, we know that this is our client’s best chance of reaching a good recovery and this is our main concern.

If you suffer from Hypermobility Syndrome which includes Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and wish to discuss a potential claim for compensation, please contact Rachael Stibbe on 01227 763939.