Workers’ compensation benefits are not just for an original injury suffered in a workplace accident – these benefits are meant to cover all negative effects of an incident, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Also called reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), this incurable condition is often triggered by injuries such as broken bones, severe burns, surgery, and similar medical problems. Even mild sprains or falls can initiate chronic pain at a level disproportionate to the actual injury suffered. CRPS can range from mild to severe, but in many cases, it is known to cause long-term pain and impaired movement. Symptoms may include:
Acute pain in the skin, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and/or bones
Inconsistent skin temperature
Changes in skin color
This disease is misunderstood and underdiagnosed – in fact, most CRPS sufferers see an average of five different doctors before receiving a proper diagnosis. Chronic pain can have a serious and detrimental effect on your ability to work and to enjoy full capability and quality of life. Early discovery and treatment is the best way to halt these painful effects, so if you have reason to suspect that you may have CRPS, it is very important that you act now to receive the medical attention you require. In fact, recently, Attorney Gilbert settled a case involving little more than a twisted knee for more than a million dollars because of the onset of CRPS.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Gilbert, we do what we do because we want to help injured Georgia workers achieve the compensation they need to begin treatment. If you are suffering from CRPS caused by a work-related injury, securing the payout you deserve will allow you to get the healthcare necessary to begin putting the pain behind you and moving on with your life. Georgia workers’ compensation law protects men and women who have suffered life-altering injuries on the job, ensuring their right to fair and sufficient compensatory damages (O.C.G.A. § 34-9-200.1). Do not accept a settlement or assume that rejection of your workers’ compensation application is the final word before speaking to an Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney who truly understands your situation and the benefits you are actually entitled to receive.
At our Atlanta firm, we fight for injured workers who have suffered post-trauma conditions including PTSD and RSD in order to help them get the compensation they need to move on and secure renewed quality of life. Attorney Jeff Gilbert has more than 30 years of experience working with Georgia clients. In addition to establishing workers’ compensation in cases involving easily documented injuries such as amputations and broken bones, Attorney Gilbert understands how to establish entitlement in CRPS cases as well. You deserve compensation and treatment for your chronic pain, and we are here to help you achieve it. Learn more in a free case evaluation with our attorney! We offer all of our potential clients' initial consultations at no cost. Simply call our office to schedule yours.