Pain is a silent epidemic. It can severely impact your quality of life and your ability to live it fully and independently.
Fatigue can also affect every aspect of your life. Neither condition is visible, and both can defy explanation or accurate medical measurement. Both can also be easily dismissed by family, friends and insurance adjusters as “all in your head.”
Chronic pain and fatigue are not injuries themselves; they are byproducts of injuries, and often accompany more easily measurable damage such as brain or spinal injury.
In Ontario, the law is more concerned with impairment in your life than it is with the details of the actual injury. If your pain or fatigue causes you impairment, then you have a qualifying claim.