Many who suffer from chronic pain or fibromyalgia have a difficult time receiving disability benefits as they don’t appear to be ill or injured. Chronic pain is often a symptom, not a cause.
Chronic pain disorders are often the result of a previous injury that failed to heal correctly. It may also develop months or even years after the initial injury, especially if you happen to injure your body again in the same place.
Fibromyalgia is a common and chronic disorder. It occurs when the brain and spinal cord have heightened processing of touch and pressure, resulting in higher pain sensitivity. People who have fibromyalgia often suffer fatigue. It has physiological and neurochemical components. Those who suffer from it can manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life, but challenges remain.
Tests needed to assess chronic pain disorders and ongoing treatment to manage it can quickly become expensive, and may not be covered by OHIP. Some may find obstacles when they make a claim to their insurance company. Insurance companies may deny coverage stating that the policy does not cover chronic pain or that not enough proof has been submitted. If your chronic pain results from an injury caused by negligence or fault, your compensation in a lawsuit should account for the chronic pain.
At Beament Hebert Nicholson, we believe that our clients should not have to suffer. We are dedicated to representing those who suffer from chronic pain, fibromyalgia and other serious injuries. We endeavour to help our clients receive disability benefits to obtain medical care and compensate for loss of income.
If your insurance claim was denied, or if you’re fed up with dealing with insurance companies, call Beament Hebert Nicholson.