Injury Claims And Work Injuries Involving Chronic Pain, CRPS Or RSD

Not all workplace injuries are caused by dramatic falls or accidents. Some are the result of years of repetitive motion or a workplace that is not ergonomically suited to their body. This can cause serious and chronic pain that may linger far into the future and require significant medical treatment.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a specific type of chronic pain condition that can disrupt every aspect of your life. This rare, often misunderstood condition affects the central nervous system, and it’s often resistant to treatment.

In these types of cases, it can be difficult to obtain the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve, as tracing the pain back to your workplace can be complex, requiring detailed medical reporting. At Parisi & Gerlanc, Attorneys At Law, we have the medical backgrounds needed to show the correlation between your work environment and the pain you suffer from. Our lawyers work with employees throughout Hackensack and Passaic County.

Injury Claims And Work Injuries Involving Chronic Pain, CRPS Or RSD

Our attorneys and staff will take the time to carefully listen to your symptoms and review your medical documentation of the pain. We will look at any diagnosis you may have. If there are clues or gaps, we can help you find the medical opinions and diagnostics needed to show that it was caused by your job.

Conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and other joint or back ailments are often easily shown to be caused by your job duties. Other forms of chronic pain, including those involving the nervous system, may not be so obvious. We are highly knowledgeable of these causes and can identify the symptoms and begin the process of getting you benefits to cover the treatment you need.

Understanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Formerly known as regional pain syndrome (RSD), complex regional pain syndrome is a rare and devastating condition that can decimate your quality of life. It affects the central nervous system, causing severe, persistent pain that can be completely disabling. The condition often affects the limbs, though it can cause pain anywhere in the body.

CRPS doesn’t just hurt physically; it can also take a toll on your ability to work and enjoy life as you once did. What’s more, the journey toward diagnosis and treatment for CRPS can be a long and difficult one. It can leave you with financial struggles as you’re perpetually seeking medical treatment to find one that works.

What Sparks CRPS?

CRPS is typically triggered by a traumatic injury. Even minor injuries can lead to CRPS for reasons that aren’t fully understood.

The condition can develop as a result of work-related injuries and subsequent treatments such as:

  • Fractures
  • Cuts or punctures
  • Burns
  • Needle sticks
  • Surgical procedures

Even after the initial injury heals, CRPS can emerge as a relentless and often misunderstood aftermath, leaving you with a battle you never expected to fight.

Securing Workers’ Comp Benefits For CRPS

When CRPS stems from a work-related injury, getting workers’ comp benefits is critical. However, it’s not always straightforward, and you may encounter numerous roadblocks in trying to prove its connection to your job. Enlisting the right medical expert is critical for proving your case.

This is where we come in. Very few doctors are familiar with CRPS due to its rarity. Our team can enlist the right medical professionals to build a strong case from the outset. We want to ensure that you get the benefits you deserve so you can focus on what’s most important – your health, wellness and quality of life.

We’re Here For You Every Step Of The Way

If you are suffering from chronic pain that you believe to be related to your work environment or an injury you suffered on the job in the past, please schedule a free initial consultation with our New Jersey law firm by contacting us online or calling 551-587-8915. We understand the complexities of CRPS and other chronic pain conditions.

As a smaller firm, we can offer you the personalized attention you need during this challenging time. We’re eager to work with you and for you.