Workers Compensation Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Claims
Complex regional pain syndrome (formerly called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy — RSD) most frequently results as a complication arising from a serious injury, such as a crush injury. Symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome can include:
• Extreme pain or burning
• Fluctuating skin temperature
• Skin discoloration
• Sensitivity to cold or touch
• Loss of hair
• Joint stiffness
CRPS typically affect a person’s arms, legs, feet or hands. Because there is no cure for CRPS, treatment is aimed at relieving painful symptoms so that a patient can resume their normal lives. If you have been diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome, workers’ compensation benefits can be difficult to recover. If you have been diagnosed with CRPS following a work-related accident or injury, it is important to understand that your CRPS condition is an additional separate compensable condition. In addition to coverage for your ongoing medical treatment, you may be entitled to permanent or temporary disability compensation benefits.
Help from a Raleigh NC Law Firm
If you have suffered an injury on the job that has resulted in complex regional pain syndrome, we can help you understand your rights, answer your questions and explain your legal options. Contact the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC for a free consultation.
This article regarding complex regional pain syndrome in North Carolina workers’ compensation claims is for informational purposes only and is not legal or medical advice. You may need to seek the advice of a workers’ compensation lawyer at the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC that has experience with workers’ compensation claims.