Chronic pain often follows injuries sustained in the course of motor vehicle accidents, including “whiplash” type injuries. Your ICBC adjuster may tell you that whiplash injuries are not serious and that your pain will be short-lived, but this is often not the case. No two people recover from injuries on the same time schedule, and many factors will determine what your own outcome will be.
You may have good days and bad days, or dealing with Chronic pain all of the time.
Symptoms may include:
- burning pain
- dull aches or sharp pain.
- chronic pain may cause simple movements to hurt
- can disrupt sleep patterns
- reduce energy
- reduce cognitive functioning
- It often impairs work, social, recreational and social activity
- restricts your quality of life.
Often, these additional complications can lead to onset of depression, anxiety or other emotional symptoms which can aggravate your pain and delay your recovery.
Even though the injury cannot be documented through objective testing like x-rays or other diagnostic scans, because the pain caused is often invisible, ICBC or other insurers may terminate your benefits or rehabilitative therapies on the basis that you should recover within a certain time frame.
The lawyers at Buckley & Company are highly experienced in the area of chronic pain compensation, and understand the many ways it can seriously impair your enjoyment of life. We have a network of multi-disciplinary experts who can help provide the medical evidence needed to obtain the compensation you deserve, as well as experts who can provide recommendations for rehabilitation or the latest in pain management therapy so you have the best chance of recovery.