After being involved in a workplace accident
that results in an injury, you may suffer from chronic pain and conditions
that are known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), fibromyalgia or
complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Complaints of chronic pain can
often be difficult to diagnose and prove, since outward symptoms can be
hard to detect. This can make the process of getting benefits for chronic
pain complicated, and an experienced lawyer should always be consulted in
these cases. We understand how chronic pain can make it impossible to
perform everyday work tasks and how other injuries suffered on the job can
be aggravated by pain. Our firm will help you find medical professionals
who understand your condition and can help present a diagnosis of the
condition in your workers’ compensation claim that will make it easier to
get the benefits that you deserve.
When your employer or workers’ compensation
insurance company denies your coverage or resists payment for chronic pain
injuries or RSD claims, you need an attorney who is willing to fight for
you and your rights.
Understanding Chronic Pain
Understanding chronic pain and the way that it
differs from normal pain sensations is important for receiving proper
treatment and benefits that will help pay for the recovery process.
After a broken elbow, for example, pain will
accompany the injury and will subside as medical treatment is provided.
Chronic pain, however, will persist after the actual injury has been
treated and may last for weeks, months or even years depending on the
situation. Chronic common pain symptoms include:
Lower back pain
Conditions such as RSD and CRPS involve
continuous bouts of substantial pain, which may also be accompanied by
swelling and discoloration, as well as changes to the body temperature.
Work accidents can cause these chronic pain conditions. No matter how the
pain originated, it is important to get the treatment that you need to
ensure that the pain stops and that no long-term damage occurs as a