Some people injured in an accident experience pain to a degree beyond what doctors would typically expect with the injury. Pain that lasts longer than expected is often referred to as ‘chronic’. Doctors believe this more severe and lengthy response to injury pain stems from a combination of both physical and psychological factors.
As a person’s response to pain is largely subjective, there are many medical and legal challenges facing you if you are diagnosed with any pain-associated disorder. Because of the difficulty in assessing pain, ICBC will strongly resist compensating you for chronic pain. If you are suffering from this type of pain you will have to overcome the suggestion that you are exaggerating, ‘malingering’, or even lying about the severity of your problems.
We have seen first hand the debilitating affects of chronic pain. We have experience helping people with:
- Chronic Pain Syndrome;
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome;
You need an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you prove your pain is real and to make sure you are compensated for your losses.