Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome in Virginia Workers Compensation Cases
Virginia Workers’ Comp Injuries May Cause Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Many injured workers develop Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy(RSD), which is also referred to as Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), because of their work injuries. RSD is a malfunction of the central nervous system, which leads to pain and other symptoms. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has awarded benefits to injured workers who claim RSD or CRPS because of a workplace accident.
If you suffered a workplace injury and have been diagnosed with RSD or CRPS, then you should contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney immediately to protect your rights. RSD and CRPS often require intensive, lifelong treatment. This treatment is costly, and workers’ compensation insurers will do what they can to deny and dispute that these conditions are related to a Virginia work accident.
If you have any of the following symptoms, discuss RSD and CRPS with your physician:
- Pain. Just about everyone who suffers from RSD or CRPS has intense pain that cannot be alleviated. RSD and CRPS often cause the pain to spread from the initial injury site to other body parts. It is not uncommon for sufferers of these conditions to eventually have a spinal cord stimulator implanted.
- Increased sensitivity. Sufferers of CRPS and RSD often feel increased pain from the slightest pressure, touch, or wind breeze.
- Inflammation. Most CRPS and RSD sufferers have inflammation and swelling in the affected body parts.
- Muscle spasms
- Depression. The constant battle against pain can wear CRPS and RSD sufferers down and cause depression and other emotional difficulties.
- Insomnia. Increased pain and sensitivity affect the quality of sleep for CRPS and RSD sufferers.
If you were injured at work and want to explore your legal options, contact Richmond Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Corey Pollard at 804-788-4311 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Richmond Workers’ Comp Attorney Corey Pollard represents injured workers across Virginia, including Newport News, Winchester, Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Staunton, Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Norfolk, Williamsburg, Hampton, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach.