Chronic Pain Syndrome From Work Injury
Chronic pain syndrome, also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and several other names, is a nerve disorder that causes chronic pain. Typically the pain begins after the person has sustained an injury such as a bruise, fracture or sprain. This chronic condition can severely limit a person’s ability to work and function in his or her daily life.
Workers’ Compensation Claim For Chronic Pain Syndrome
At Atkinson Gerber Law Office, our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers have assisted many people who suffer from chronic pain that started after a minor injury that occurred at work. If you sustained a workplace injury, no matter how severe, and you now have RSD (chronic pain syndrome), your diagnosed condition is compensable through workers’ compensation benefits.
In addition to RSD and CRPS, chronic pain syndrome may also be referred to as:
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS)
- Shoulder-hand syndrome
- Sudeck’s atrophy
Doctors and medical experts are still unclear as to what exactly causes chronic pain syndrome. Some believe it is an autoimmune reaction in the body as a response to an injury. One thing is certain: the condition is characterized by uncontrollable, excruciating pain that can seriously limit a person’s ability to carry out his or her job duties and live an active life.
Contact Our Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
To schedule a free initial consultation, contact Atkinson Gerber Law Office at 651-333-3636. We can be reached 24/7 with our after-hours answering service and are available to schedule consultations to meet at your convenience. We are happy to make home, hospital and off-site consultations by appointment. We represent clients in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and throughout Minnesota.