Chronic Pain Lawyer for Injury Claims

Chronic Pain Lawyer for Injury Claims

Accidents can cause physical injuries like broken bones. However, they can also cause injuries that do not reveal themselves in the usual ways. Far too often insurance companies refuse to provide adequate compensation for chronic pain caused by accidents and acts of negligence.


Personal injury claims for chronic pain presents a unique legal challenge, but a chronic pain lawyer can help.


There are two leading types of pain: acute and chronic. Acute pain is the body’s usual response to damage such as a cut, an infection, or other physical injuries. This type of pain usually comes on quickly and often goes away in a few weeks or months when treated properly.

According to the Canadian Pain Coalition, chronic pain is pain that lasts over three months, beyond when an injury should have healed. Chronic pain can affect any part of the body and doesn’t resolve in response to treatment as it cannot be treated or cured, it can only be managed. Some of the most common types of chronic pain following an accident include:


·       Lower back pain

·       Post-trauma pain

·       Neurogenic pain caused by nerve damage

·       Migraine headaches

·       Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)

·       Diffuse regional pain syndrome.


Soft tissue injuries such as fibromyalgia, whiplash, and other conditions, can also lead to chronic pain. It is estimated that one in five Canadians suffer from chronic pain.


Accidents can have surprising consequences in terms of injury and pain. Chronic pain injuries can be the result of different types of accidents, such as:


·       Pedestrian accidents

·       Motorcycle accidents

·       Slip-and-fall


Compensation for Chronic Pain


If you have suffered any injuries after being in an accident, there may also be soft tissue damage that is not immediately apparent. A chronic pain lawyer will be able to tell you whether someone was negligent or reckless in causing harm to you, and whether you might be able to collect damages to cover your losses.


Chronic pain can reduce your earning capacity and requires expensive, ongoing treatment for which you deserve compensation. Unfortunately, people tend to dismiss chronic pain sufferers, since it is a condition that has no physical symptoms. 


As well as being awarded damages for pain and suffering, compensation may include a claim for care given by a relative and the costs of any treatment required as a result of the injury.  The costs of physiotherapy, rehabilitation treatment and specialist items of equipment are usually recovered. Loss of earnings may also be claimed if the injury has affected, or will affect earnings


Have a Lawyer Review Your Case


Chronic pain represents a significant decrease in life quality and these types of claims are particularly complex given that they are highly subjective. Working with a chronic pain lawyer can greatly increase your chances of a successful case, as they have the experience to advise you on what to include in your application, how you should structure it and the type of evidence that you should seek.