A visible injury or disability can leave you unable to work or care for yourself. Medical tests, X-rays and MRIs can show exactly where your disability lies, and how it affects your abilities.
By contrast, sufferers of chronic pain often look fine. They may be able to move their bodies in the same manner as before. Their “damage” may not show up on any X-ray, especially if their chronic pain is due to a soft tissue injury such as whiplash. Nevertheless, the effort of dealing with pain, the distraction of trying to move past it, and the emotional damage it causes, can profoundly affect every aspect of your life.
In addition, insurance companies may try to make it sound like you are only claiming pain in order to get money, especially if your pain is the result of soft tissue damage or injuries such as broken bones that appear to have healed.
At Romeo Pitaro Injury and Litigation Lawyers, we understand the uphill battle you may face to prove your pain. We can help you.
Coping With Pain
Some effects of chronic pain include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Problems with memory and concentration
Chronic pain can make it difficult to move, take care of yourself, work, and have normal social relationships with family, friends and colleagues.
Chronic pain also causes emotional stress, which makes it even harder for you to deal with the rest of your life. If on top of that you are also dealing with financial stress, this can make your pain worse.
We can help you prove the effects of your pain, and explain its connection to injuries from your accident. With our help you can get compensation for the toll chronic pain can take on your life.