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.
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.
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.