Osteoarthritis is the name given to a group of diseases where joints degrade, becoming painful to the sufferer as bones are no longer protected by cartilage and other parts.
As a condition which worsens over time, proving the condition is related to a specific injury is difficult, but it is by no means unheard of for a medical professional to argue that the condition can develop from a traumatic experience such as an accident.
In general, osteoarthritis is treated either with drugs, surgery or a combination of both, with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) a popular treatment choice. Although joint replacement may work for the hips, this is highly impractical for vertebrae. The advice of a medical professional is strongly advised in these cases.
If you have suffered osteoarthritis as a result of a whiplash injury, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim.
If you have developed a subsequent condition, it is worth mentioning this as you discuss the specifics of your potential claim, as it may affect the amount of damages you can claim for just as it affects your future work possibilities.
Our expert solicitors are able to help your claim proceed to its best conclusion while keeping you informed about its progress. All understand the importance of expressing themselves in plain English, so you can rely on the absence of unnecessary jargon in your claim. What's more, we operate a no win, no fee service which means that you are protected from legal fees in the event that your claim is not successful.
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