Chronic fatigue syndrome is called many different things, including myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), post-viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS) and chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS). It’s often described as fibromyalgia without the pain and can therefore sometimes be mistaken as fibromyalgia or depression.
Some of the most common symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome are:
These can create many secondary issues, such as severe problems within a marriage, financial stress, and lack of a social life, and lead to reactive depression.
Many clients are convinced it's all in their heads. So are many doctors, insurance representatives, and legal professionals. They are convinced that CFS is nothing but laziness and that clients can work if they just put their minds to it.
Chronic Fatigue for Long-term Disability
As there is no definitive "CFS test," it can be difficult to prove CFS. The issues to be determined when dealing with CFS are how severe it is, and how much it prevents you from doing what you were able to do before.
Our lawyer will compare and contrast what you were able to do before CFS became a part of your life. Often during a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome disability claim in Alberta or Saskatchewan we are able to show that CFS affects not only your ability to do your job, but also your ability to do "fun" things like sports and hobbies, and spend time with friends and family. We use anecdotal evidence of social interactions to show your disability, such as stopping activities like vacations or hobbies.
Many of our clients take significant social and financial hits from CFS. The greater the disparity between your life before and after CFS, the easier it is to prove your disability, and help you get the compensation you are entitled to under Alberta or Saskatchewan law.
Contact Ludwar Law Firm
To discuss how chronic fatigue syndrome has affected your work life, contact Ludwar Law Firm today.