Dealing with chronic pain can be debilitating, impacting every facet of your social life. At Bergel Magence Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand the struggles you’re facing. Our team of expert lawyers in Toronto is dedicated to representing and advocating for clients who live with the daily burden of chronic pain.
Award Winning Chronic Pain Lawyers
Some injuries are easily visible and diagnosable – like a broken arm or laceration – while others may not be as evident. Just because one’s injuries may not be clear to the average person, that doesn’t mean that they don’t exist or that they aren’t legitimate. Many people suffer from an unseen condition known as chronic pain. Chronic pain can be caused by many things, and often occurs because of an accident or related trauma. Chronic pain cannot be diagnosed by traditional medical testing such as X-ray, CT scan or MRI, however, this doesn’t mean that the pain is any less severe for the sufferer than it would be for someone who has a “traditional” injury. According to results from a Canadian Community Health Survey, about 1 in 10 Canadians aged 12-44 have experienced some form of chronic pain.
Chronic pain caused by trauma, including motor vehicle accidents, can take on the form of arthritis pain, headaches, nerve damage and other conditions, and is best managed with a multi-disciplinary medical approach. It is defined as consistent pain lasting longer than 6 months, and can lead to mood disorders and emotional instability.
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The chronic pain lawyers at Bergel Magence have helped thousands of accident victims suffering from chronic pain obtain significant compensation in order to help them best manage what can be a debilitating condition. We have worked with numerous skilled medical practitioners with a wealth of knowledge in this area, and we have seen many of our clients make significant recoveries.
Understanding Chronic Pain
Chronic pain, a persisting pain that lasts longer than six months, can originate from an initial injury, such as a back sprain, or an ongoing cause like illness. Symptoms may include:
mild to severe pain that is steady
Living with these symptoms can affect a person’s ability to work and carry out daily activities. The road to management and relief is often fraught with obstacles and may require medical attention.
A More Human Approach To Chronic Pain: Lawyers Putting Your Well-Being First
At Bergel Magence, we offer more than just legal representation. We provide compassionate support for our clients dealing with chronic pain. We boast an experienced legal team that excels in handling chronic pain cases, equipped with the knowledge and resources to build a compelling case unlike other law firms.
Our approach involves collaboration with medical professionals and other experts to bring out the strongest narrative for your case. This ensures your case gets the chance to heal properly.
Navigating the Personal Injury Claims Process
The process of filing a claim for chronic pain can be a complex and daunting task, especially when you’re already dealing with the repercussions of your condition. It involves various stages, from the initial gathering of evidence to the negotiation of settlements. Let’s break down this journey into understandable parts.
This is the first crucial step in the process. It involves collecting medical reports, receipts for treatment, testimonials from healthcare providers, and, in some cases, expert reports about the causes of your pain and its future implications. Our team at Bergel Magence Personal Injury Lawyers will work closely with you and your healthcare providers to gather all necessary medical evidence, including any x-ray or doctors’ reports.
Filing the Claim
Once the evidence is compiled, the next step is to file the claim. This involves submitting an application that details the nature of the chronic pain, how it affects your daily life, and the compensation being sought. We understand that paperwork can be overwhelming, especially in a time of personal distress. Our team will meticulously prepare and file the claim on your behalf, ensuring all information is accurate and complete.
Negotiating with Insurers
After the claim has been filed, there is often a negotiation process with the insurance company. This stage can be contentious, as insurance companies may attempt to dispute the claim or offer a lower settlement than deserved. Our experienced chronic pain lawyers will stand by your side during these negotiations, advocating for your rights and the compensation you deserve.
Settlement or Trial
Most chronic pain cases are resolved through a settlement, but if a fair agreement cannot be reached, the case may go to trial. Rest assured, our personal injury law company has a strong track record in the courtroom, serving the Greater Toronto Area. We’re prepared to take your case to trial, fight for your rights, and strive for the justice you deserve.
Navigating Time Limits
It’s important to note that there are strict time limits for filing chronic pain claims. These can be confusing, but missing these deadlines can have serious implications. Our team will ensure your claim is filed on time, providing you with peace of mind.
No Fees Until We Are Successful
Our dedication to chronic pain patients extends to our fee structure. We only charge after we’ve been successful in your case. This commitment is underpinned by our track record of obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients. Our extensive network of medical and professional resources plays an instrumental role in ensuring this success.
Fair Chronic Pain Compensation
Living with chronic pain not only impacts your health and quality of life but also often leads to significant financial burdens. In Canada, several types of compensation are available to chronic pain sufferers. Our goal at Bergel Magence Personal Injury Lawyers is to help you secure the maximum compensation that you are entitled to.
One of the main financial challenges faced by those living with chronic pain is the mounting cost of medical expenses. This can include costs for doctor visits, physical therapy, medications, assistive devices, and more. As part of your compensation claim, we aim to cover these medical expenses, both those incurred and anticipated future costs.
Loss of Income
Chronic pain often impacts a person’s ability to work, leading to a loss of income. You may be eligible for compensation covering the income lost during your recovery period and any potential future losses if you’re unable to return to work or can only work in a limited capacity.
Pain and Suffering
The physical discomfort and long term disability caused by chronic pain are harder to quantify but are an essential part of your chronic pain case. This ‘pain and suffering’ category considers the impact on your quality of life, including your ability to participate in activities you once enjoyed, your overall mental health, and the effects on your personal relationships.
Future Care Costs
If your chronic pain condition is expected to persist or worsen in the future, you may need ongoing care or support. This could involve long-term physical therapy, nursing care, or modifications to your home to accommodate mobility issues. Compensation can be sought to cover these future care costs.
Household and Home Maintenance Expenses
If your chronic pain prevents you from performing regular household tasks or home maintenance, compensation may cover the cost of hiring help. This can include cleaning services, lawn care, snow removal, and other necessary home maintenance tasks.
Know Your Worth: Protecting Your Rights In The Event Of At-Work Injury
Suffering a workplace injury that leads to chronic pain can be life-altering. Your daily routine, personal relationships, and financial stability can all take a hit. It’s not only about managing physical discomfort; the psychological burden, including fatigue and potentially depression, can be immense.
But remember – you are not alone in this battle. We, at Bergel Magence Personal Injury Lawyers, are here to advocate for you, to ensure that you understand and exercise your legal rights in such situations.
Imagine regaining control over your situation. With the right legal assistance, you could receive compensation for your medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering. You don’t have to bear the burden of financial stress while navigating your recovery.
Don’t let uncertainty about your rights add to your stress. Allow us to help you navigate the legal complexities of a workplace injury leading to chronic pain.
Reach out to Bergel Magence Personal Injury Lawyers today for a FREE consultation to discuss your case. It’s your first step towards understanding your worth, protecting your rights, and paving the way for a brighter, more secure future.
As we do with all of our clients, if you are suffering from chronic pain, we will treat your case with the compassion and care that we would provide to our own family members. We will listen and we will take you seriously in order to fully understand your situation, and we will provide you with recommendations for the best course of action given your unique circumstances. Contact Bergel Magence today for a complimentary case evaluation.
Bergel Magence LLP has been helping accident victims obtain substantial awards for nearly five decades. Below you will find just a handful of examples of awards that we have recently negotiated or won for our clients.
for a passenger in a car who was rendered quadriplegic as a result of a motor vehicle accident
for a teenage boy who sustained a brain injury in a motor vehicle accident
for a teenage boy with developmental delay who suffered a brain injury in a motor vehicle accident
for an unemployed visitor to Canada who suffered a brain injury in a motor vehicle accident
for our client who suffered fractures to his ankle, knee, neck and pneumothorax in a motor vehicle accident
for our client who suffered multiple fractures in a motor vehicle accident