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Disability Claims For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Feb 23, 2020 | Legal Articles

Moussa Sabzehghabaei

Personal Injury Lawyer

Many individuals suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome without knowing it. This is one of those misunderstood conditions that affect people in the workplace. With chronic fatigue syndrome, a day at work can be tough. Some people aren’t able to work at all due to this condition. With the help of a long-term disability lawyer, you can secure compensation for lost wages after being diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome.

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What are the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Do you suffer from any of the symptoms below?

  • Uncontrollable fatigue throughout the day, often lasting more than 24 hours
  • Lack of concentration
  • Poor memory
  • Persistent headaches
  • Unexplained joint and muscle pain
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • You wake up and still feel tired

If you’ve noticed any of the symptoms below, it’s time to get medical help. There are medications that can help you manage this condition. The fatigue can make it difficult for you to get through the day. You may even experience sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea that requires special devices to manage.

How is chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosed?

There are several tests used to diagnose this condition. The most common one is the sleep disorder test that’s done to determine why an individual doesn’t get adequate sleep. The physician may also recommend checking the heart and lungs to ensure everything is functioning well. Stress tests can also be done to diagnose the condition.

Is chronic fatigue a disability in Canada?

If the doctor diagnoses you with chronic fatigue, you may be entitled to disability benefits. These benefits may be entitled to you through the Canada Pension Plan. To qualify for this plan, you must have paid for the last 6 years’ payroll taxes and made contributions to the plan. For you to be awarded any benefits, you must also prove that your condition is severe and has made it impossible for you to work.

Why you need an experienced lawyer

Disability claims are not easy to win. Working with a disability lawyer ensures that you receive the guidance and support needed to increase your chances of filing a successful lawsuit. Your lawyer can help gather all the other important evidence needed to prove your condition and disability.