Chronic Pain Injuries
People recover fully from many workplace injuries. In other cases, however, pain lingers long after the accident occurs. The pain may take the form of severe headaches, migraines, back pain, neck pain, neurogenic pain and fibromyalgia. On-the-job chronic pain syndromes have many etiologies or causes: injuries to the disks, back, neck and spine, severe burns, repetitive stress — sadly, the list is a long one.
Workers’ compensation disability awards for chronic pain are permanent total disability (weekly payments for life to people unable to work) and permanent partial disability (benefits based on a percentage of a person’s legal disability).
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Wage loss or differential compensation helps people with long-term disabilities remain at their preinjury earning capacities, and medical benefits help pay for treatment after work-related injuries.
People with chronic pain may have to try different types of medical treatment such as medications, physical therapy, aqua therapy, acupuncture, etc. Many workers with chronic pain also need home health care assistance, which may be an additional benefit the worker may be entitled to.
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If you are afflicted with job-caused chronic pain, Tillman & Associates can help you file for total disability or partial Social Security Disability benefits. If a third party was negligent in causing your condition, you may be entitled to additional compensation through a personal injury claim.
If you are in pain caused by workplace conditions, Tillman & Associates will come to you, anywhere in Georgia.
The pain doesn’t go away, but your company’s support did? Call the Atlanta attorneys for chronic pain injuries — Tillman & Associates at 404-315-0000, toll free 800-743-3994, or drop our lawyers a brief description using this online form.