CHRONIC PAIN DISABILITY LAWYER IN ALBERTA AND SASKATCHEWAN
Chronic Pain Disability (CPD) can lead to a significant disruption in your life and disallow you from carrying on with day-to-day activities in a stress and pain-free manner. If you live with CPD, you should get all the support you can through CPP benefits or long-term benefits through your insurance policy.
At Ludwar Law Firm, we have been helping people in Saskatchewan and Alberta with chronic pain disability claims since 2012. From understanding your case to checking your eligibility for securing the final verdict, we will be with you at every step of the way and do everything we can to secure a favourable judgement. We believe in transparency and will guide you clearly throughout the process, including explaining fees upfront.
DEFINING CHRONIC PAIN DISABILITY (CPD)
If pain from an injury persists for less than three months, there are usually no red flags. However, if the pain persists over a longer period of time, it is considered chronic pain. Three months is the minimum time requirement for a chronic pain disability claim to be considered.
ELIGIBILITY FOR CHRONIC PAIN DISABILITY CLAIMS
The symptoms of chronic pain can include anything from joint pain and muscle pain to headaches. To qualify for a chronic pain disability claim in Alberta, you must be able to meet the following conditions:
- Suffered constant pain for at least three months.
- Ability to provide medical proof that the pain was caused by a medical condition or trauma.
- Proof that you have taken adequate medical remedies and tests in an attempt to ease the pain and determine its cause.
- Proof that you tried any and every medical procedure that could have eased the pain but have not seen or felt any (significant) improvement. This can include medicine, physiotherapy, chiropractic services, acupuncture, psychological counselling, etc.
CAUSES OF CHRONIC PAIN
Chronic pain can be attributed to a number of factors such as:
- Headaches and migraines
- Bacterial or viral infections like shingles
- Multiple sclerosis
- Chronic illnesses like cancer and lupus
- Sports-related injuries
- Back injuries or strain
- Nerve damage
- Accident-related injuries
- Arthritis and other joint conditions
THE IMPORTANCE OF CHRONIC PAIN DISABILITY CLAIMS
With chronic pain, many people are forced to quit their jobs. This means that chronic pain adversely affects people's ability to earn a living. The chronic pain disability claim becomes very important to reduce dependence on others and fulfill basic needs.
DISABILITY TAX CREDIT
If you are suffering from chronic pain, you can get a disability tax credit for up to $40,000. The policy was put in place to reduce the income tax burden levied on individuals with a chronic pain disability. The tax credit becomes especially useful because working and maintaining a job while managing chronic pain can become quite challenging.
WHAT MAKES A CREDIBLE CASE?
Over the years of working on chronic pain disability cases, we have found that the following factors hold the most importance:
- The physical presence of the affected party
Being physically present makes it easier for the presiding judge to see your situation, assess it, and form an opinion about its validity.
- Proof of continuous treatment
If you can prove that you have put in all possible efforts to get rid of your pain and continue your attempt despite seeing no results, there are chances that the case might tip in your favour.
- Details and personal information
Being able to accurately describe the difficulties that chronic pain is causing and how it affects your daily life is crucial.
- Timely application
It goes without saying that your application's date will affect the date of receipt of benefits if you win the case. It also indicates general proactiveness, which could work in your favour.
Our team works closely with each case to allow for a favourable result. We will ensure the process is easy, simple, and hassle-free.