Yet those who suffer from chronic pain often have difficulty obtaining compensation for their ongoing medical needs. This is because, unlike other injuries, chronic pain is often a symptom, not a cause.
Individuals may look fine and healthy on the outside, but often they suffer in silence as they try to go about their daily lives.
Chronic pain is often the result of a previous injury that failed to heal correctly. It may also develop months or even years after the initial injury, especially if you happen to injure your body again in the same place.
The tests needed to assess chronic pain and ongoing treatment to manage it can quickly become expensive, and may not be covered by OHIP.
Furthermore, many have difficulties in making a claim to their insurance company for financial assistance as insurance companies may deny due to a technicality. For example, the policy does not cover chronic pain, or the policyholder has not provided enough information verifying that the pain exists.
We have worked with many chronic pain victims to make sure their condition is acknowledged and compensated. If you or someone you know suffers from chronic pain, you do have options. Send us an email and tell us about your experience and together we’ll explore your next step