Some Injuries Just Won’t Go Away
Has this happened to you or someone you know? Something happened a while ago, but the symptoms persist months or years later. Now, people are tired of hearing complaints, or simply don’t believe that the symptoms continue.
Just remember that many types of injuries and health problems create long term symptoms and difficulties. Just because you cannot see the physical injury of another person does NOT mean that they are healthy and fine. They may be suffering greatly.
An injury can be something that we all know to be very serious, such as a head trauma, followed by long term headaches, behavioral problems or cognitive difficulties. Or the injury can be a sprain or strain that leads to permanent pain, discomfort and limitations in the affected part of the body. But whatever it may be, people would do well to remember some compassion and provide some understanding. An injury that took place months or years earlier may still play a part in someone’s life with long term symptoms.
Most people with such long term symptoms are not looking for a free pass, but they would most certainly be grateful for the understanding that their medical issues are genuine, their long term symptoms are real and the negative effects on their lives are significant.
As a personal injury lawyer, I can tell you that this is taken into account when assessing the value of a case. As a workers’ compensation attorney, I see many people who do not even know that even though they received workers’ compensation benefits for an injury in the past, they may often pursue additional benefits, even years later, for the same injury. That’s why it’s always good to consult with an experienced personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney, someone who understands these issues and can help.