You’ve been injured in a car accident or a slip and fall and, even though you have followed your doctor’s advice and been receiving physiotherapy, you are still in a lot of pain and don’t seem to be getting any better. At Doyle Rivet, this is one of the most common frustrations of our injured clients. But what can your personal injury lawyer do for you to help? The answer is three-fold.
First, because your recovery is our priority, we may be able to offer suggestions for alternative treatment models that you can discuss with your doctor or physiotherapist. From our years of experience handling injury claims in Red Deer and Central Alberta, we have determined that some clients experience significant pain relief from adding massage, chiropractic care or acupuncture to their treatment regime. Likewise, some clients get relief from infrared saunas, steam baths or activities like yoga. At Doyle Rivet, we encourage you to use any form of treatment that eases your pain as long as you have made your medical practitioners aware and they have deemed such treatment safe for you.
Next, if you still are not finding relief, your injury lawyer may have specific contacts that they can refer you to for pain management. As a long-standing Red Deer accident and injury lawyer, Eron Doyle of Doyle Rivet recommends a number of local doctors that practice in the areas of chronic pain management for soft tissue and mechanical pain. Doyle Rivet’s clients have had excellent success with the treatments they have received from local chronic pain specialists.
Finally, if your chronic pain persists, your injury lawyer can lend their experience and expertise in getting you the financial award you receive. As you can imagine, your general damage award for pain and suffering is significantly higher if you are expected to live with some degree of pain or discomfort for the foreseeable future. Moreover, your awards for future care costs, future loss of income and loss of housekeeping capacity are also impacted by a diagnosis of chronic pain.
At Doyle Rivet, we maintain an open line of communication with our clients to do everything in our power to make sure our clients’ injuries resolve to the fullest extent possible. And, when our clients are still left with residual pain, we have the benefit of understanding their frustrations and we can articulate these to the adjuster or insurance defence lawyer to secure our clients the compensation they deserve.