What’s Sleep Got to Do With It?

A new study from the University of Warwick found that chronic pain suffers were able to increase their levels of physical activity by improving the quality of their sleep.

The study authors found that engaging in physical activity is a necessary component to pain management.

The study showed that chronic pain patients were able to spontaneously engage in physical activity after sleeping well. The study showed that sleep helps pain-related insomnia and provided a means to keep chronic pain patients active. By helping chronic pain sufferers with pain-related insomnia and to become more active, the study has found methods to improve quality of life for chronic pain patients.

According to the study results, sleep was found to be the determining factor when it came to a person’s ability to participate in physical activity, as sleep has a naturally recuperative power, which is often overlooked in pain management.

Sleep quality was seen to be a “key driver” of physical activity over low mood and pain.

Chronic pain is pain that persists for more than 3 to 6 months. Many people develop chronic pain as a result of being involved in a car accident or slip and fall accident.  The law firm of Paciocco & Mellow has handled many cases for clients with chronic pain. If you have developed chronic pain, it is important to obtain proper treatment. If you have been injured as a result of a car accident, you can access treatment through Statutory Accident Benefits. If your benefits have been denied, our law firm will advocate for our rights and help you get the treatment you need.

If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of a slip and fall or motor vehicle accident, it is important that you contact the experienced Windsor personal injury lawyers at Paciocco & Mellow at (519) 915-SORE (7673). We can provide you with a free, no obligation initial consultation.

We understand that you may feel overwhelmed as a result of your accident and during the legal process and we strive to provide the best service possible and to help our clients in any way that we can, be it a referral to a specialist, rehabilitation provider, help securing a litigation loan or providing reassurance.

The law firm of Paciocco & Mellow aims to help provide you with Peace of Mind at a Difficult Time. 

How Personal Injury Settlement Values are Determined in Ontario

In other words,” how much is my case worth”. This is the first and foremost question that comes to one’s mind. There are two basic conditions of determining the value of the case;

  1. Personal Situation – The amount to be compensated depends on the age, salary, profession or severity of the accident.
  1. How the lawyers approach the case –

Injury Law Myth and Reality ImageHere comes the most crucial part of the personal injury claims i.e. the lawyers. It depends entirely on them to bring forth the case in such a way that maximum compensation amount can be drawn from the other side. A very renowned lawyer says that he has faced same types of accidents at similar situations but the impact on families differs in all of them. This is because in some, the injured is the only earning member or in others it is some college goer. In every case the situations vary vastly and hence a close study of the family is very essential for each and every case.

This interaction cannot be successful with a half hour discussion between the lawyer and the victim but demands at least 2 to 4 hours of initial assessment. This period of time should be utilized by both to get to know the other person thoroughly. It is very important for the victim to elaborate his or her financial problems family issues and other minute details. For example, the client might not know that if he had been injured previously in some other accident, his case would be considered more serious compared to someone who has suffered for the first time. 

The Personal Injury Settlement lawyers charge an amount of 33.3% of the compensation received whereas the others charge a 20% of the amount. Thus it also becomes the lawyer’s concern to draw the maximum amount from the defendant. There has to be a unique effect of the injury on the family to bring out the maximum difficulty and hence maximum benefit. 

10 myths of Personal Injury Settlement cases are;

  1. There always has to be payment up front. In other words, the lawyers take payment before the case is resolved.
  2. Lawyers can determine how much compensation the claim party can receive.
  3. Every time the victim party has to visit court to solve the case.
  4. One accident has only one case which is not right because there are three cases simultaneously running for one accident case
  5. There will be at least 5 year gap before any compensation is received.
  6. No lawyer is required and the case can be directly sorted with the insurance company.
  7. More than one chance to claim for an injury case.
  8. There is infinite time to decide to whether file a case or not.
  9. Compensated only for physical injuries
  10. Most of the cases have frivolous claims and hence may not be considered.