Chronic pain, fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndrome can occur as a result of a variety of accidents, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, ATV accidents, boating accidents, other motorized vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, or any other traumatic injury or occurrence.
From both a legal and medical perspective, chronic pain is difficult to prove. Unlike obvious injuries such as fractures or serious trauma, chronic pain is not something that appears on x-rays or scans. In essence, chronic pain is an injury explained by people as ongoing significant and often excruciating pain. It is a subjective pain complaint and there is no way to easily identify chronic pain through medical devices or testing.
However, chronic pain is a serious medical condition and there are experts who can assess, treat and provide professional opinions on the causes and nature of the pain. Experts can provide their views on how chronic pain impairs a person’s ability to function, to work etc… They assess symptoms such as shoulder pain, headaches, body aches, radiating back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, depression, fatigue, anxiety, sleep disorders, concentration problems, loss of memory and other cognitive functions.
In many cases, insurers do not believe their insured is disabled because of chronic pain and deny benefits in short term or long term disability claims. We handle many cases involving disputes between disability insurers and injured persons seeking disability benefits. We also handle many claims for compensation from wrongdoers to cause accidents which injures our clients, causing them to suffer from chronic pain.
The lawyers at Quinn Thiele Mineault Grodzki LLP know how to fully assess and support victims of chronic pain and we work with medical experts – physicians, medical specialists, pain specialists and rehabilitation specialists in order to obtain fair compensation that addresses all of the needs of our clients. In many cases, chronic pain is proven by consulting a combination of experts in the field and we take this multi-disciplinary approach to chronic pain cases. We have been very successful in winning cases against wrongdoers and insurers in chronic pain cases.