Chronic Pain And Fibromyalgia
Chronic pain and fibromyalgia can be demoralizing and debilitating. Both conditions can also affect every area of your life!
Chronic pain can have many sources but can often be connected to an accident or injury. Often, it’s undiagnosed within the first months after your injury, as severe pain is a natural consequence of accidents. Most people expect it to go away with time.
Fibromyalgia is an often-misunderstood condition that can baffle even medical experts and can involve pain, fatigue, joint stiffness, sensitivity to pressure on trigger points and cognitive impairment. It can also appear as a result of an accident.
Quantifying Your Losses
It may take a long time to realize that you are still being affected by an accident or that your condition is unlikely to heal beyond its current state. If it’s been more than six months and there’s no improvement, you may be looking at a lifetime need for treatment.
Fibromyalgia and chronic pain from an accident can affect your:
- Short-term ability to work
- Long-term career plans, especially if your career involves physical activity
- Ability to take care of your home and family
- Ability to concentrate
- Sleeping patterns
- Ability to do the activities you used to do
- Emotional health
At Azevedo & Nelson, our lawyers know what you’re going through. We also know that insurance companies often state that the cause of your pain is not the accident but that you were experiencing problems beforehand, especially if you have some history of pain issues. We can help you show that the accident has made the problems worse. Often a pre-existing disposition can lead to a higher damage award.
You may need ongoing treatment, for life, to deal with the pain and disability. We can help you get the compensation you need. A claim like this can take a long time to get resolved. However, our chronic pain disability claim lawyers are committed to staying with you for as long as it takes.
Need Extensive Intervention?
Different factors can trigger chronic pain and fibromyalgia, and both these conditions can decrease your quality of life. Similarly, your ability to take care of your financial needs is affected. For that, it’s best to apply for long-term disability coverage to take some of the weight from your shoulders.
But, the mere fact that you’re experiencing severe chronic pain isn’t enough to prove that you qualify for long-term disability benefits. Even your medical reports may stand useless unless you have a competent disability claims lawyer behind your back.
If you wish to make a long-term disability claim, our disability lawyers can help you handle the entire process of your chronic pain disability claim. We partner with every involved party, i.e. medical team, physician, caretakers, and the insurers, to obtain the required evidence. Also, we ensure a high degree of consistency in your claim to avoid time wastage.