On its own, a workplace injury can have serious consequences and lead to loss of wages, medical bills, and other costly repercussions. But when the injury is followed by a chronic condition such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), you need a lawyer who can help you.
CRPS is a neuroinflammatory disorder that causes pain, burning, and swelling at the site of a previous injury. Because there is no known cure, the effects can be lifelong. If you suffer from CRPS as a result of a workplace injury, you need a lawyer who can protect your well-being and secure the workers’ compensation or disability benefits you need.
The team of lawyers at Murphy Law Firm has been representing injured workers in and around Great Falls, MT, for over two decades. We can provide the professional legal representation you need to start on the road to recovery following a CRPS diagnosis. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with CRPS, schedule a free case review with our firm by calling (406) 452-2345 or booking an appointment online.
What Is CRPS?
CRPS is a chronic condition caused by an inflammation of the nerves as part of the body’s response to damaged tissue. It occurs after an injury to your bone, muscle, tissue, or nerves and triggers a constant flow of pain signals to the brain, making it an extremely debilitating condition. It can occur following a workplace injury or surgery to treat a workplace injury.
There are two types: CRPS Type 1, which results from injury to non-nerve tissue, and Type 2, which results from nerve tissue damage. Both types may make you eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
CRPS is usually accompanied by:
- A persistent burning sensation
- Spreading pain
- Difficulty sleeping
- Chronic fatigue
- Changes in your skin color
- Abnormal sweating in the affected area
The severity of symptoms can negatively affect your ability to work and dramatically decrease the quality-of-life for many patients suffering from the condition.
While there is no known cure for CRPS, an attorney can fight to get you the workers’ compensation your deserve while you focus on getting better again.
CRPS Can Affect Your Ability To Work
CRPS is a very serious injury that can permanently affect your ability to work. In many cases, it can undermine your ability to return to the same type of work that you were performing prior to your injury. Although you can and should get medical care, there is no proven cure for the condition. Therefore, some patients may be permanently disabled.
Because these claims are often expensive for your employer and insurance company, they are often unwilling to provide the compensation you require. Consequently, you need a lawyer who can support your best interests and can help you recover benefits such as:
- Temporary Partial Disability (TPD)
- Temporary Total Disability (TTD)
- Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
- Permanent Total Disability (PTD)
The compensation you receive will be dependent on the severity of your condition and the long-term outlook for your recovery. Our firm will work closely with your care provider to determine how your injury will affect your day-to-day life and seek compensation accordingly.
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Start on the Road to Recovery
While there is no known cure for CRPS, an attorney can fight to get you the workers’ compensation you deserve while you focus on getting better again. To learn more, schedule your free case review online or call us at (406) 452-2345.