After a work accident, many people experience persistent pain, which cannot be treated through surgery or other means other than pain management. This syndrome goes by several names, including Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), fibromyalgia or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). While the origin of the pain can be pinpointed to a specific accident, obtaining workers’ compensation benefits presents many challenges.
Workers’ compensation insurance companies often deny such claims, because outward symptoms are not in evidence, or if evidence does exist, its origins are ambiguous. If you continue to suffer from pain or impaired mobility after a workplace accident, you should speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.
In one case, Hilley & Frieder, P.C., obtained $1,273,470 in workers’ compensation benefits for a client who suffered an injury to the hand resulting in pain syndrome with complications.
Obtaining Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Chronic Pain Sufferers
At Hilley & Frieder, P.C., in Atlanta, Georgia, we know that your pain is real. We will be your strong advocates, protecting your rights and working hard to help you obtain the medical, lost wage and disability benefits you deserve.
We can help you get a second medical evaluation with the goal of properly diagnosing your chronic pain injury, or we can help you change to a new doctor more in tune with your medical needs. If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied or your benefits cut off, Hilley & Frieder, P.C., can appeal your case, providing vigorous representation at all stages of the legal process.
Some types of chronic pain have indicators that are outwardly apparent. A herniated disc or fracture, for example, can cause persistent pain that can be relieved by surgery or other medical procedures. You can rest assured that the Atlanta chronic pain and injury lawyers at Hilley & Frieder, P.C., will do everything we can to help you get the medical care and benefits that you are entitled to for your occupational illness or injury.
Contact Our Attorneys Today
If chronic pain has limited your ability to perform your job, we can help you get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. Contact Hilley & Frieder, P.C., in Atlanta today.