Receiving Disability Benefits for Chronic Pain

Serving Greater Vancouver and Nearby Areas of British Columbia

When an on-the-job accident leaves you with a permanent partial disability, your workers’ compensation should give you a settlement that takes this disability into account. With the help of a Vancouver disability lawyer from Stephens & Holman, you can ensure that your severe and disabling injuries are properly accounted for in any insurance settlement.

Insurance companies have the incentive not to pay out more money than absolutely necessary. This can cause them to reject claims for disorders that are difficult to prove. Disability claims for chronic pain disorders like fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndrome are frequently rejected by insurance companies for this reason.

Chronic pain can come with a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Shooting or burning pain throughout the body
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of sleep from the pain
  • Difficulty concentrating or thinking
  • Depression
  • Weakened immune system
  • Withdrawal from activity

Many of these symptoms can make work difficult or impossible, and should count as disabilities by any reasonable definition of the term. If you have had a claim for your chronic pain condition rejected, or been told that your condition will not be covered by your disability insurance, you should contact the lawyers at Stephens & Holman as soon as possible.

The disability injury lawyers at Stephens & Holman serve clients in Vancouver and the rest of British Columbia. For a free legal consultation, contact us through this website or by dialing 604-730-4120.