Chronic Pain and Workers' Compensation
Pain that lasts for more than six months is medically considered to be chronic pain. While some of the tens of millions of Americans who suffer from mild chronic pain can live with it, many others are disabled by persistent, excruciating pain. Chronic pain that results from job duties and prevents the affected worker from performing that job may entitle him or her to workers’ compensation benefits in South Carolina.
Chronic pain can come from many sources, but among the most common are pain from an injury, joint pain and backaches. Treatment for chronic pain can be complex, involving psychological therapy as well as physical therapy and medication.