Fibromyalgia and Workers' Compensation Claims
Fibromyalgia, a disorder characterized by widespread pain, is difficult for the victim and for the victim’s doctor. There is no specific test for diagnosing fibromyalgia, and treatment mainly focuses on easing rather than eradicating the victim’s pain.
The nature of fibromyalgia also makes it a difficult workers’ compensation claim. Doctors don’t know what causes fibromyalgia, and a diagnosis is primarily based on the patient’s claim of pain and associated symptoms, such as loss of sleep, irritability and difficulty in concentrating.