Chronic Pain and Psychological Injuries

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain has been described as a pain complaint that lasts beyond the normal healing time.  The pain can start in the body or in the brain.  It is widespread in society but sadly, it is poorly understood. It is often known as an “invisible injury” and is, thus, difficult to diagnose but may include:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

It can also be difficult to treat but some treatments may include medications, therapy and exercise. People who suffer from chronic pain may also suffer from depression or other related psychological illnesses.  This can have a devastating and costly effect on work, family and social life.

Some of the most common causes of chronic pain are car accidents and falls.  It can be challenging to convince insurance companies that chronic pain is real and debilitating.  As a result, an experienced chronic pain lawyer is critical to succeeding with these claims. If you or someone you know is suffering from chronic pain from an accident or had their disability claim denied, our understanding, compassionate lawyers will utilize their expertise to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Psychological Injuries

In many ways the stigmas surrounding mental health are changing; however, that does not change the pain, suffering and immense cost that an individual and their loved ones may experience.

Psychological illnesses may include:

  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders and Bi Polar Disorder

A psychological illness can be traumatic for the person suffering as well as for the family and loved ones surrounding them.  These illnesses require patience, persistence and focus from both family members and the professionals assisting them. They can be treated with therapies and medications but sometimes with only limited success.

Psychological illnesses can be caused by traumatic events such as car accidents or slip and falls.  Often the effects of a physical injury can lead to severe psychiatric problems.

It can be challenging to convince an insurance company that psychological illnesses are legitimate and debilitating.  As a result, an experienced personal injury lawyer is crucial to winning these claims. If you or someone you know is suffering from depression or a psychological illness from an accident or had their disability claim denied, our understanding, compassionate lawyers will utilize their expertise to fight for the compensation you deserve.