A Roundup of Our Top Posts About Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is usually defined as recurring pain that lasts longer than three months. The causes and area affected are varied, but it's a condition in which the nervous system continuously sends pain sensors to your brain. There are many methods of treatment; however, in most cases, it is not a definite solution, but a way to manage the pain. Many of our clients with chronic pain have had their claims denied because of a difficulty in diagnosis. It can often be difficult to diagnose chronic pain - as with other invisible disabilities - and these illnesses are an easy target for the insurance companies.

Our team at Share Lawyers wants to relieve as much stress as possible. We’ve written many blog posts about chronic pain in the past, which will help you to understand the complications around chronic pain and long-term disability.

Here are the three blogs that will teach you more about chronic pain symptoms and how a chronic pain diagnosis can affect your disability claims.

Establishing Total Disability in LTD Claims of Chronic Pain

This article written by David Share and Janice E. Grevler, discusses the role of the “plaintiff's credibility”. While education and treatment options around chronic pain disabilities have progressed, insurance claims are still often subject to intense scrutiny. Learn More Here.

A Chronic Pain Diagnosis Put Under Surveillance

Tim Henry dealt with chronic pain for months after his accident, and these symptoms kept him from his delivery job. After he filed for long-term disability, he learned that the insurance company hired a private investigator - and that they were questioning his diagnosis based on a first-hand account of this investigator. Tim was stunned. Was this allowed? Learn more here.

Which Chronic Pain Illnesses Count as Disabilities?

In almost all cases, proper medical documentation must be provided in order to support a case for disability benefits. With instances of chronic pain, however, as many of these illnesses are diagnosed through patient-described symptoms rather than hard medical evidence. Illnesses such as arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and fibromyalgia are debilitating but also difficult to diagnose and verify. Learn more here.

Has your long-term disability claim been denied? Contact Share Lawyers and put our experience to work for you. We offer free consultations and there are no fees unless we win your case. Find out if you have a disability case.

We have recently settled cases against Industrial Alliance, Manulife, Sun Life, Co-operators, RBC Insurance and many more. We love hearing feedback from our clients, so please share your own experience with us.

Related Articles

We’re here to support you during this difficult time

How can we help?