Chronic pain is pain that persists for more than 6 months. A person is thought to have developed chronic pain syndrome if he or she still experiences pain after the time for usual healing has passed.
A person can develop chronic pain for various reasons, including after a slip and fall accident, car accident, surgery or other injury.
Chronic pain claims can involve both a physical and psychological component. Many people with chronic pain conditions also experience depression.
Many long-term disability claims involve people who suffer from chronic pain disorders. Chronic pain claims can include claims for:
Chronic pain is another type of “invisible disability” that affects a person’s daily ability to function. Chronic pain interferes with many aspects of functioning including sleep, concentration and memory and mobility as a result of headaches, stiffness, fatigue and mood symptoms.
Our firm has helped many clients with chronic pain conditions whose disability benefits have been denied. We are available to speak with you and answer your questions.