Our Nationally Recognized Law Firm Can Help you Fight For Disability Benefits If You Suffer From Chronic Pain
The CDC estimates that chronic pain affects approximately 50 million U.S. adults and high-impact chronic pain affects 20 million. Chronic pain is caused by a number of disabling conditions from fibromyalgia to spinal cord injuries. Yet, unlike other disabling injuries, there is no medical test or device that can accurately measure pain. It is subjective and this means that disability insurers often push back when someone attempts to collect chronic pain disability benefits.
Yet, chronic pain can make it difficult and even impossible to continue to work and maintain an active lifestyle. For many individuals, chronic pain results in a disability, even when their original injuries have healed.
To determine if you qualify for long term disability benefits due to your chronic pain, it is important to speak to an experienced disability attorney. Your claim depends on your ability to prove that your pain is real and that it has had a significant and long-lasting impact on your life.
At Tucker Law Group, we work with individuals across the country to help them obtain the disability benefits they deserve. If you have questions about your chronic pain and disability benefits, speak with our team to learn how we can help you.
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Overview: Chronic Pain and Disability Benefits
The medical community defines chronic pain as any pain that lasts longer than 12 weeks. It can occur in any part of your body and is most often associated with accidents, diseases, and other traumatic events. Sometimes doctors struggle to find the exact cause of chronic pain, making it even harder to establish a true disability.
For this reason, it is best to consult with a disability attorney early in the process. Your attorney will need to help establish your disability clearly, and this is often difficult to do with a chronic pain condition. Insurance companies will need to see that your pain is so severe and so disabling that you are unable to work.
Some of the types of chronic pain disability benefit claims include:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Severe and chronic headaches, such as migraines
- Arthritis or other joint pain
- Chest or abdominal pain
- Pain from a medical condition, such as:
- Pain from a mental health condition such as depression
Chronic Pain and Long Term Disability Benefits
Some long term disability policies restrict subjective symptoms such as pain from qualifying for long term disability benefits. Other policies may limit the amount of time you can collect benefits for pain and suffering or chronic pain. For this reason, it is important to read your policy carefully to determine how your long term disability insurance policy handles chronic pain claims.
It is also important to contact an attorney to help you establish your disability. This will take lots of evidence and expert witness testimony, such as:
- Medical tests
- Expert testimony
- Supporting documents from your healthcare provider
Even when you do gather this evidence, the insurance company will likely challenge your claim. This is where the experience and tenacity of a long term disability lawyer will help.
At Tucker Law Group, we know how to fight for clients who suffer from debilitating chronic pain. We may gather a functional capacity evaluation to further improve your chances of winning your claim. A functional capacity evaluation measures an individual’s capacity to perform work-related tasks.
Sometimes, additional testing, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT) scans, can show the presence of inflammation or other injuries that can help us establish your chronic disabling pain.
Even if your long term disability benefits are denied, we can help you file an appeal for this denial and improve your chances of success. Our disability lawyers understand how disabling chronic pain truly is. That is why we work tirelessly for all our clients.
Get Help With Your Long Term Disability Insurance Claim. Contact Our Law Firm Today.
At Tucker Law Group, we are a nationally recognized disability law firm. Our firm can help individuals who suffer from chronic pain or a variety of disabling conditions seek the long term disability benefits they deserve.
We help clients nationwide with ERISA claims, contact our team to speak with an ERISA long term disability lawyer. We can help with the initial claim or any stage of the legal process.
If you have questions about chronic pain and the disability benefits you need, call us today. You can schedule a free consultation with our firm by dialing (866) 233-5044 or by contacting us online. We are ready to talk to you about your disability claim and can meet with you virtually during this time.