Types of Long-Term Disability
Chronic pain can affect your ability to perform your job duties as it can cause pain distraction and there is a known connection between chronic pain and psychological issues. Chronic pain claims include the following types of symptoms/syndromes: – Myofascial pain – Fibromyalgia – Various types of arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis) – Chronic fatigue syndrome – Post-surgical pain
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Like chronic pain, orthopedic injuries/issues can cause pain distraction, and also due to the need for pain medication, cause difficulties completing the essential duties of a person’s occupation.
- Fractures/broken bones
- Degenerative disc disease/spondylosis
- Bulging discs
- Nerve root impingement/sciatica/radiculopathy
Brain injuries can range from mild to severe. Mild brain injuries include concussions, which can have long-lasting symptoms if a person goes on to develop post-concussion syndrome. A brain injury can cause symptoms that might hinder a person’s daily functioning. Symptoms of a brain injury include impairment of cognitive abilities and impairment of physical functioning.
Symptoms of mental illnesses or exacerbation of symptoms can interfere with a person’s functional abilities. Some conditions that people make disability claims for include:
- Adjustment disorder
- Major depressive disorder
- Various anxiety disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
There are various types of chronic illnesses or chronic conditions which can flare up from time to time and interfere with a person’s ability to complete their activities of daily living, including performing their job duties.
- Migraines Gastrointestinal disorders (i.e. Crohn’s disease)
- Diabetes Neurological disorders (i.e. multiple sclerosis)
Most insurance companies will pay benefits during the course of treatment/recovery from surgery, but there are times when an insurance company denies benefits as in their opinion, you are past the standard recovery guidelines. However, you may have developed issues secondary to treatment and not be able to return to work and require more time off work.
If you, a family member, or friend is currently on long-term disability as a result of an accident or a chronic condition, then you may be entitled to compensation. Let Greater Toronto Area’s Premier Family-First Personal Injury and Long-Term Disability Lawyers at Benjamin Law handle the details, in order to get you the compensation that you deserve.
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