Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Accident at Work? Our specialist Personal Injury Lawyers can help...

Regardless of the industry you are in, any workplace can be dangerous to a certain extent, so this brings strict health and safety rules to govern everything from scaffolding on construction sites to machinery in a factory.  Unfortunately, the rules...

Cycle safety - the winter months

Over the years, cycling is becoming increasingly popular with many with people recognising the benefits to both their health and their environmental impact.  Although this way of travelling is very economical and inexpensive, it can also be...

Winter is coming - 10 top tips for road safety in the winter

Winter is coming, which also brings potential dangers for road users.  It is the month of falling temperatures and earlier darker evenings . When the snows fall and white winds blow, this brings with it more hazardous conditions.  Drivers need to...

Personal Injury and Medical Negligence - Myth busting

If you have suffered an accident or an injury due to the fault of another, which unfortunately is far more likely to happen during the cold winter months with treacherous road and walkway conditions, you may be surprised how easy it could be to access the...

Top 12 tips for CRPS sufferers over Christmas

November is nearly over and with that it brings thoughts of Christmas and the conclusion of CRPS awareness month. Over the course of November we have been looking at spreading awareness for this debilitating condition and providing useful information for...

What you might not know about CRPS

In support of CRPS awareness month, two of our Chronic Pain lawyers, Chelsea Lawson and Hannah Gammie , have compiled a list of their top 10 less commonly known facts about CRPS: The most common alternative names for CRPS other than its other...

Chronic pain and family life

Chronic pain can have a profound influence on family life and relationships.  Families can find it very difficult having to watch a loved one suffer and being unable to help.  A person suffering with this illness and their close family members...

CRPS awareness month - How you can get involved

For the last 20 years in November, the CRPS community, their families and supporters come together to help raise awareness.  Orange is the colour of CRPS awareness and the first Monday of November is known as “Colour The World Orange...

A Change of Scenery?

Summer is over, and the weather is changing rapidly. When you are suffering with a chronic pain condition it means the battle with the heat may have ended for now, but a new battle emerges, the cold. Unless you are lucky enough to live in a warm climate...

Health and safety at work is no accident, employers have a duty of care

We all take Health and Safety at work very seriously these days.  However, it can also easily be overlooked, which can lead to dangerous and unnecessary accidents or injuries. 

The brave face of chronic pain - We understand what you are going through.

Suffering from a personal injury, accident or being the victim of negligence at the hands of a medical professional can be an extremely worrying and traumatic time. Here at Goughs our specialist personal injury and medical negligence lawyers...

Options for the treatment of Chronic Pain: Part Five: The Opioid Crisis

Professor Lesley Colvin, from the University of Dundee was quoted in a recent report “Most people are aware of the opioid epidemic in the States, where there's been a huge increase in strong opioids prescribed for the management of chronic pain...

Options for the treatment of Chronic Pain: Part Four - Alternative Treatments

In this penultimate article in our series of treatments for chronic pain we will be looking at alternative treatments that have been used or are currently being tested.. We will be exploring a number of treatments that are readily available and some that...

Options for the treatment of Chronic Pain - Part Three: Medication

Almost every person who has suffered from or been diagnosed with a Chronic Pain disorder will have initially been prescribed medication designed to manage their pain. Medication is the first and most obvious solution for treating and managing pain. There...

Options for the treatment of Chronic Pain: Part Two - Non Surgical Treatments

In the last article we looked at the different surgical options available for treating chronic pain conditions.  In this article we will be looking at some of the other medical treatments available to manage chronic pain.

Options for the treatment of Chronic Pain: Part One - Surgical options

Suffering from a chronic pain condition can be a lonely place.  Studies have shown over two fifths of the current population of the UK currently suffer from a chronic pain condition, many of which have developed as a result of an injury which has occurred as a result of the negligence of a third party. 

Managing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) in the hot weather

With the UK currently experiencing a heat wave with temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius, many people suffering from CRPS are experiencing flare ups along with new and sometimes additional extreme symptoms.

Freedom of Choice: Choose your Lawyer carefully

Freedom of choice is not something that is generally discussed when instructing a solicitor for the first time but it is an important thing to be aware of.  Freedom of choice does exactly what it says on the tin – it allows you to choose who will...

Action for Brain Injury Awareness week

Action for Brain Injury Awareness week took place on 20 th – 26 th May 2019 and was founded by the brain injury association, Headway UK. The theme this year was ‘Brain Drain’ focusing on the debilitating fatigue that affects many of...

May 12th was Fibromyalgia Awareness Day - Let's help spread awareness

May 12 th  2019 was  Fibromyalgia Awareness Day and was founded by the National Fibromyalgia Association as a day where sufferers of this silent and debilitating condition are able to unite to spread awareness about living with the chronic pain...

Establishing Causation of Fibromyalgia, or fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).

Paul Turner, Associate Chronic Pain Lawyer at Goughs Solicitors discusses the difficulties Fibromyalgia sufferers may face when it comes to proving the causative basis of their condition. One of the biggest challenges in establishing whether an accident...

Breaking the Pain Cycle

As a specialist lawyer working closely with victims of chronic pain, I feel immensely privileged to act for people who are often vulnerable and whose lives they describe as being “on hold”. 

Thankfully, I have not experienced any chronic pain in my life, of course I have broken bones and pulled muscles, however, unlike with victims of chronic pain, my pain went away. 

The life and times of a CRPS victim

Just a quick note to introduce myself, my name is Paul Turner and I am a lawyer and chronic pain specialist at Goughs Solicitors. For almost two years I have had the pleasure of acting for a man in his early 30’s. Sadly the Claimant...

Causes of Fibromyalgia, Diagnostics and Treatment

It’s not clear why some people develop Fibromyalgia, a chronic muscular/tendon pain disorder. The exact cause is unknown, but it's likely that a number of factors are involved.

Birth Trauma Awareness Week - 1st to 8th July 2018

Studies show that every year up to 20,000 women experience a traumatic birth and as many as 200,000 more women may feel traumatised by childbirth. Such trauma has devastating effects on women and families, with many suffering long lasting physical and...
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