How can a cut with a few stitches become a permanent total disability? It does not happen often, but when it does, it can ruin a life. Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also called reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), is a serious, life-changing condition that can start with a simple injury.
CRPS or RSD is a condition that causes continuous and intense pain that is usually in an arm or leg, hand or foot. When it begins in a hand or foot, it often spreads to the entire limb. The injury that starts CRPS is almost always considered minor when it happens. Doctors are not sure why CRPS develops.
At the Eley Law Firm in Denver, we have helped workers who have CRPS obtain the benefits they need from Colorado workers’ compensation.
A CRPS victim, hypersensitive to even the slightest touch, explained to the workers’ comp judge, “I can’t even have a sheet on me at night. I wake after three hours. All I can think is: Make the pain go away.”
His injury had not looked serious at first — then CRPS took over. He could no longer work, and he lived in pain.
If CRPS Or RSD Was Caused By A Work Injury, Talk To A Lawyer
Attorney Cliff Eley has represented injured workers with CRPS claims. At our law firm, we have an understanding of the devastating effects of CRPS and RSD, and we are prepared to help. Call our office at 303-785-2828 for a free case evaluation. You may also fill out the email form on the Contact page, and a representative from our office will be in touch with you shortly.
We look forward to hearing from you and working with you on your case.