Some people suffering from disabling conditions cannot prove by objective testing they have a disabling disease, even if their treating physicians have provided a diagnosis based on sound medical judgment. People disabled with chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia can experience a variety of symptoms, including chronic pain, muscle weakness, soreness and physical exhaustion but there is no blood test to objectively prove they have the disease. Mental conditions, such as depression, or headaches are self-reported conditions that need objectification by psychometric testing and headache logs.
What Is a Self-Reported Disability?
Because there is often no objective test for these symptoms that a physician can identify, they are called “self-reported” conditions. Private disability insurance companies are often highly skeptical of claims for self-reported conditions, even when the pain and discomfort they cause is so great that it prevents a policyholder from working.
If you file a disability claim for a self-reported condition, chances are good that it will be denied. Even if your claim is approved, you may only qualify for 24 months of benefits. By presenting sound medical evidence, it may possible for you to obtain disability benefits for a self-reported condition.
Contact DarrasLaw to schedule a free consultation about a disability claim.
Advocates for Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia Sufferers
At DarrasLaw, we know that your pain is real. We work diligently to help people suffering from chronic pain and other self-reported disabilities obtain the benefits they deserve, and we want to help you.
DarrasLaw provides results-oriented representation in cases involving:
- Chronic pain syndrome
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Chronic back pain
- Chronic neck pain
How We Can Help
If your individual or group disability claim has been denied, you may still be able to obtain disability benefits. Our attorneys are highly knowledgeable about chronic pain claims. We will review your medical records and consult with your physician, a rheumatologist or other medical specialist to understand the nature and effects of your condition. DarrasLaw, a nationally recognized disability claims law firm, will provide results-oriented representation designed to get your claim approved.
Various treatment options and therapies are available to treat chronic pain ailments, including medication, physical therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and manipulations.
Put Our National Experience to Work for You
For a free consultation with a lawyer about a disability claim, contact DarrasLaw.