Chronic Pain

Living with chronic pain can be a challenging and frustrating experience. It can impact every aspect of your life, making it difficult to carry out daily tasks and enjoy the things you love. It’s not just the physical discomfort but also the emotional and mental toll it can take on you. However, there is hope.

We understand how hard it can be to deal with chronic pain, and we want to help you get the relief you deserve.

Book a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer today.

01 How We Can Help

How a lawyer can help with chronic pain?

We understand how difficult it can be to live with chronic pain and are here to provide the legal guidance and support you need to navigate the complex process of seeking compensation for your injuries.

We are committed to helping you get the justice and relief you deserve. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation to discuss your situation and available options.

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Don't Accept any settlement without first consulting with a personal injury lawyer

Chronic pain can often arise a long time after an accident, so it’s important not to accept any settlement offers without consulting an experienced injury lawyer first. An injury lawyer can help you determine the full extent of your injuries, including any potential long-term effects such as chronic pain. They can help you understand the true value of your case and ensure that you receive the compensation you need to cover the cost of your treatment and care. Assiff Law is committed to working with our clients every step of the way to ensure they receive the best possible outcome for their case.

Insurance companies may try to discount the fact that some of your pain may persist beyond initial treatments, and their settlement offer may not consider the impact that chronic pain can have on your life. This is why it’s crucial to have an experienced injury lawyer on your side to advocate for your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. We understand the importance of pursuing a fair settlement that considers all the factors that can impact your recovery, including chronic pain. We will work tirelessly to negotiate with insurance companies and other parties to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible.

Living with chronic pain can be challenging, but there are many chronic pain management and support options available to help lessen the blow. However, pursuing compensation that takes chronic pain into account can be a complex and difficult process, which is why having an experienced injury lawyer on your side is critical. We have extensive experience in helping clients who are struggling with chronic pain due to an accident or injury. We will work with you to explore all of your legal options and to ensure that you receive the compensation you need to cover your treatment and care.

Don’t suffer alone – let us help you get the support and relief you deserve.

02 Building your Case

Alberta Chronic Pain in Injury Law Info

Chronic pain is a significant health issue in Alberta, Canada, with estimates suggesting that it affects up to 1 in 5 Canadians. In Alberta, chronic pain is defined as pain that persists for three months or longer and has a significant impact on an individual’s physical, emotional, and social well-being.

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Alberta's Chronic Pain Strategy

Alberta has a Chronic Pain Strategy developed in 2016 to improve the quality of care and support for individuals with chronic pain. The strategy aims to enhance awareness and understanding of chronic pain, improve access to care and services, and support research and innovation in the field of chronic pain management.

Causes of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can not be predicted in every case and often trivial injuries or accidents can leave you dealing with lifelong chronic pain.

Accidents that can lead to chronic pain

Chronic pain may arise from any of the following accidents

Injuries that can lead to chronic pain

In addition, many injuries may never properly heal resulting in lifelong chronic pain:

Types of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be classified based on several factors, including the cause of the pain, the location of the pain, and the duration of the pain. Some of the most common types of chronic pain are:

This type of pain results from damage or dysfunction in the nerves that transmit signals from the body to the brain. Neuropathic pain is often described as burning, tingling, or shooting and is commonly associated with conditions such as diabetic neuropathy, shingles, and sciatica.

This type of pain arises from the muscles, bones, and joints. Examples of musculoskeletal pain include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and back pain.

Visceral pain is caused by damage or dysfunction in the internal organs, such as the stomach, liver, or intestines. Conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome and endometriosis can cause visceral pain.

Central pain arises from damage or dysfunction in the central nervous system, such as the brain or spinal cord. Examples of central pain include fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis.

This type of pain involves a combination of two or more of the above classifications, such as neuropathic and musculoskeletal pain.

Chronic Pain FAQ

An injury lawyer can help you seek compensation for chronic pain caused by an accident or injury. They can provide legal guidance and support as you navigate the process of seeking compensation and can help you understand your legal rights and options.

Assiff Law is committed to working with you every step of the way to ensure we recover the compensation needed to get you the best pain management plan possible.

While there is no cure for chronic pain, it can be managed effectively with the right treatment plan. With the right combination of medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes, it is possible to live a full and active life despite chronic pain.

Chronic pain is defined as pain that persists for three months or longer, but the duration of chronic pain can vary depending on the underlying cause and the effectiveness of treatment. It’s important to work with a healthcare professional to develop an effective treatment plan to manage your chronic pain.

There are many techniques that can help manage chronic pain on a day-to-day basis, such as exercise, relaxation techniques, and mindfulness meditation. It’s important to work with a healthcare professional to determine the best management techniques for your specific condition.

There are many treatment options available for chronic pain, including medication, physical therapy, psychological therapy, acupuncture, and other alternative therapies. Your healthcare provider will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and goals.

Chronic pain is typically diagnosed through a combination of physical exams, medical history, imaging tests, and laboratory tests. Your healthcare provider will work with you to develop an accurate diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific condition.

03 Our Process

Personal Injury Process

What Should I expect?

When you call Assiff Law injury lawyers, we immediately work on recovering compensation for your injuries.

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Consult with an Edmonton Injury Lawyer

The first step is to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer near you.

Our lawyers will review the details of your situation and your understanding of events — your side of the story — so we can determine whether there is any basis for a lawsuit. Then, once you’re ready to move forward, we’ll help you develop a strategy for pursuing compensation.

If we take your case, the process may look something like this:


Gather Evidence

A thorough investigation is the foundation of every case we take on. We use police reports, medical reports, and eyewitnesses’ statements to get to the bottom of things.


Send a Demand Letter

We’ll write a demand letter to the individual responsible for the accident, and their insurance company. We consider the entire financial impact of the situation, including provisions for future medical bills, lost wages, and other related costs.


File a personal injury lawsuit

When an insurance company refuses to offer an acceptable settlement, we gain leverage by filing a lawsuit on your behalf. In addition, filing a lawsuit will provide us access to additional information from the defendants that we otherwise wouldn’t have access to.



After filing the suit, we can ask defendants for information that they might have been hesitant to provide. We can use these requests for admissions, interrogatories, and requests for production of documents to learn what evidence they have to support their claims.



Once both parties have looked at the facts of the situation, we can schedule a mediation to help resolve the dispute. This gives us the chance to present our side of the story to the defendant’s attorney, and negotiate a fair resolution.



If we’re able to reach an agreement prior to the start of the lawsuit, then we’ve reached a settlement. A settlement should take into account all past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc., and will be paid out in one lump sum in return for you dropping the case.


Personal Injury Trial

If we are unable to settle for a fair amount, we go to trial. During the trial we present your case, employing the evidence we uncovered during discovery and present any expert testimony. 



What if the jury finds against you? If some sort of legal mistake was made by the defense team or the judge, we might choose to appeal. We would likely have to provide additional evidence and legal arguments in support of our position. If we were successful, the judge could overturn the previous ruling, or require another round of trials.

04 Why Assiff Law

When you're hurting, We care.

We care. We understand, with our years of experience, what victims of accidents go through—from the obvious physical injuries to the impact they have on your day-to-day life, your job, your family and your overall well-being.


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