We tend to recognize pain as only physical, but pain has biological, psychological, and emotional factors and if left untreated or misdiagnosed, there is a possibility it becomes chronic. Diagnosing chronic pain can be difficult as most of the time symptoms cannot be seen, even though the pain is real.
To see if you are suffering from chronic pain you need to ask yourself the following questions:
- Have you been in pain for more than six months?
- Are you dependent on your physician for care?
- Do you find yourself disengaged from work, recreational activities, and feeling increasingly isolated?
If you are experiencing any of the above, chronic pain might be to blame.
While it has taken several years to get there, the Supreme Court of Canada has recognized chronic pain as a disability.
Watch our short video that explains how you can qualify for long term benefits if you suffer from chronic pain.
Foisy and Associates personal injury and disability law firm represents individuals who are suffering from chronic pain. We have been handling long term disability claims for more than 20 years, and have a track record of success.
If you are facing a situation where your chronic pain was not recognized as a disability, contact us and speak to one of our lawyers.
We can help get you the benefits you deserve!