Persistent tinnitus following a whiplash

#1 2015-06-16 17:23:45
Rob

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Persistent tinnitus following a whiplash

I had a whiplash accident while I was a passenger in a car in 2011. I had whiplash related symptoms which disappeared but the accident also caused tinnitus which still persists. The tinnitus had a huge impact on my life first couple of years but I have accepted it as a lifelong condition  and kind of learnt to live with it. The ringing noise of the tinnitus does effect on the quality of my life though.
Co-operative legal services have been dealing with my case since the beginning. The main problem is that the ENT specialist that I been referred many times has been reluctant to provide a prognosis  as he said there is no way to tell if tinnitus exists and how long it may last. However, at last, has agreed to provide  an estimated recovery period of 5 years on the basis that in his 35 year experience once litigation has concluded he often finds that clients will soon after make a full recovery.
The solicitor at Co-Op legal is putting pressure to accept this and allow him to make the claim based on 5 years of sufferings while I am still suffering the tinnitus and I believe this is a lifelong symptom.
Also, I think Co-op did not handle my case as expected and have several case workers in past few years and I had to keep sending all the docs every time.
They are proposing to claim ?11K as compensation to me and 1K for my personal losses.


Will the compensation figure be significantly higher than currently what they are proposing if the actual situation can be established that my condition is life long? It has been persistent since the accident and it's 4 and half years already.
What should i do as the co-op legal service thinks that the court/judge will not like choosing another specialist for second opinion?

Is it worth moving to another solicitors?

Many thanks.

#2 2015-08-07 13:40:31
Kian

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I'm not a doctor so just iogrne this post if you want to but if I were you I would go see the doctor you made an appointment with already and if he doesn't help you might want to invest in going to see a different, non low income clinic doctor. If you don't have the money for it now, save up. The only real medical advice I have is if your early morning headaches start to come with nausea, vomiting, or any neurological symptoms like poor balance(not caused by dizziness) or poor memory go to the ER. I really hope you can get some answers and relief soon. Hang in there.

#3 2016-10-17 08:10:28
Janaya

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New year, same ridiculous, only it seems to be just getting better and better. Same day, post on &qqoo;trganic&uuot; lunch while Madame is actually lunching at MickeyD's, oh sheeple, do 'splain this away for us.