How we can help
Hypermobility syndrome is genetic, and you can not therefore claim for having the condition. You can make a claim, though, if your symptoms are triggered or made worse as a result of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.
Please phone 0845 2221 999 for a free appointment, without obligation, with Jonathan Pidduck – a solicitor who understands hypermobility syndrome and has a lot of experience in dealing with personal injury claims involving this condition – and let us explain how we can help you with your claim on a no win no fee basis.
When getting in touch, feel free to ask for further details of our no win no fee scheme, under which there is nothing to pay towards our charges if the claim does not succeed. Or check out our home page for more information.
What is hypermobility syndrome?
Hypermobility Syndrome (also called benign joint hypermobility syndrome) is a genetic condition which mainly affects the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. These are more lax than is normally the case, so that people with this condition can often bend back wrists, fingers etc to an extent which other people cannot.
Whereas many people with the syndrome will experience little or no pain, it can be the case that a relatively minor accident can trigger symptoms which cause the injured person significant distress. Joints such as knees, shoulders, elbows etc can be very painful, the symptoms can last much longer than would be the case with other people without this condition.
If you have had symptoms from hypermobility syndrome triggered by an accident, it is important that you are represented by a Solicitor who understands your condition.
Why you need a specialist solicitor
Insurance companies (and often medical specialists) will usually assume that symptoms from certain types of accidents should heal within a set period of time, and will rarely make allowances for the fact that HMS can cause symptoms to be more severe and more long lasting than would ordinarily be the case.
As we have knowledge of the condition and have experience of dealing with such claims, we can ensure that we obtain the right sort of medical evidence for you, in order to make sure that you obtain the amount of compensation which you deserve. In one 2011 case, 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 (as other solicitors without detailed knowledge of this condition would have been likely to accept the original offer rather than obtaining the medical evidence necessary for a hypermobility claim).
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.
We can also recommend 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 approach the Hypermobility Syndrome Association (www.hypermobility.org).