Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

California Workers Suffering From Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Injured workers in San Diego and surrounding communities can rely upon the experience and dedication of our legal team at the Law Office of Leslie S. Shaw, A P.C. As a knowledgeable workers' compensation lawyer, Leslie S. Shaw recognizes that for most people suffering from CRPS, they are not only dealing with the challenge of pain management associated with the condition, they are also confronted with the many frustrations and intricacies of the workers' compensation system — from getting their claim approved and medical bills covered to obtaining the compensation benefits to which they are entitled.

More Than a Decade of Service to Injured Workers in San Diego

CRPS workers' comp claim attorney Leslie S. Shaw can help you understand your rights and seek the full benefits to which you are entitled for your work injuries. Call 619-683-2346 or e-mail us to arrange a free initial consultation.

Complex regional pain syndrome (formerly called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy — RSD) most frequently results as a complication arising from surgery or from a serious industrial injury, such as a crush injury.

Symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome can include:

  • Extreme pain or burning
  • Swelling
  • Fluctuating skin temperature
  • Skin discoloration
  • Sensitivity to cold or touch
  • Joint stiffness
  • Various other symptoms

While CRPS typically affects the extremities — arms, legs, feet or hands — it is possible for the condition to lead to other significant medical issues. For example, our law firm successfully represented a client suffering from CRPS as a result of an industrial accident in which his foot was crushed. Eventually his condition escalated to the point that a spinal cord implant was necessary. Our thorough and diligent approach to his case enabled us to maximize the workers' compensation benefits received.

If you have been diagnosed with CRPS following a work-related accident or injury, it is important to understand that your CRPS condition is an additional, separate compensable workers' compensation claim. In addition to coverage for your ongoing medical treatment, you may be entitled to additional permanent or temporary disability compensation benefits.

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Trust in our experience and history of success in helping injured workers. For quality legal help in obtaining the medical attention and financial compensation you need after a work-related accident, contact us. Our San Diego, California, law firm will fight to protect your rights. Call 619-683-2346 to schedule a free initial consultation. Se habla español.