If your hypermobility symptoms have been made worse or triggered by an accident, it is important that you are represented by a Solicitor who understands hypermobility conditions.
We only use experts with a proven track-record of dealing with hypermobile clients, whereas most solicitors will use the same experts they use for claims for all their other clients. This can lead not only to the wrong expert, but the wrong type of expert, being used (e.g. we would almost never obtain a report from an Orthopaedic Surgeon or a report from a GP in this type of claim.
It can often be the case that a relatively minor accident can cause the injured person more significant distress than someone without the condition. Joints such as knees, shoulders, elbows etc can be very painful, the symptoms can last much longer than would otherwise be the case. We have frequently dealt in the past with cases where an injury has occurred which might have ordinarily caused only minor injury, but has had life changing consequences.
Insurance companies often assume that symptoms from certain types of accidents should heal within a set period of time. Only rarely are allowances made for the fact that Hypermobility syndromes can cause symptoms to be more severe and more long lasting. Our expertise in these cases ensure that you obtain the right medical evidence and support to ensure that you receive a fair compensation for the injuries which you have sustained.
We can assist people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes, Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder, JHS, hEDS, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia (POTS), Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) & Marfan Syndrome with their claims. We also have experience of acting for EDS patients following a diagnosis of cranio cervical instability.
As we have knowledge of the conditions and have experience of dealing with such claims, we can ensure that we obtain the right sort of medical evidence for you, making sure that you obtain the amount of compensation which you deserve.
In one case which ended in about 2010, for example, we were able to obtain compensation of nearly 10 times the original settlement offer, directly as a result of our experience in dealing with hypermobility claims. We were also able to obtain a six figure sum for a client who has sustained life changing injuries after a relatively minor incident, despite the insurance company’s argument that she should have been fully recovered within a period of a few weeks or months.
We can also often recommended treatment from local physiotherapists who are experienced in dealing with people with hypermobility syndrome, where this is required. Furthermore, we can ask the insurance company to cover the cost of this treatment, where appropriate.
For more information about this condition, we recommend that you visit the Hypermobility Syndrome Association's website - Hypermobility.org .
Hypermobility syndromes are genetic, and while you therefore can not claim for having the condition. You can make a claim if your symptoms have been caused or worsened as a result of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.
We are familiar with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes, Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder, JHS, hEDS, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia (POTS), Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) & Marfan Syndrome and can help people with these conditions with their claims.
We have been dealing with this type of claim since about 2007 and are usually dealing with several of such claims at any one time.
If we consider that you have reasonable prospects of success, we will be happy to act for you on a No Win No Fee basis. We can explain the scheme to you in more detail when we speak, but the bottom line is that you would not have to pay anything towards our charges as the claim progresses and no charge would be made if the claim is unsuccessful. If the claim succeeds you would pay part of your compensation towards our costs but the deduction cannot be more than one quarter of the amount you receive (and can be a great deal less than this).