If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you may already realize how difficult it can be to perform your job duties due to the chronic pain you live with on a daily basis. Another symptom of fibromyalgia can be just as dangerous on the job to yourself as well as your fellow co-workers.
Fibromyalgia sufferers have been reporting episodes or long periods of time where they experience memory problems. Some in the medical community believe the lack of focus and the forgetfulness people are reporting are related to the constant fatigue which often results due to the chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia. Being overtired and unable to remember information can lead to a particularly dangerous situation on the job.
Cognitive difficulties can lead to mistakes by workers that put others at risk for health and safety issues. Forgetting procedures or safety rules can have devastating results, especially in physical labor industries. One mistake can cause injuries or fatalities to occur on the jobsite. Even office-related jobs held by those with fibromyalgia could be put at risk as a result of memory problems. Forgetting to attend to certain job functions or doing the work improperly can have significant consequences to the company as a whole.
Many that suffer from the symptoms of fibromyalgia are left unable to work. Due to the chronic pain and the inability to function as they normally would, many individuals were no longer able to effectively perform their jobs and had to seek disability benefits. Fibromyalgia sufferers may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits based on their symptoms and abilities. It is always best to first seek the proper diagnosis from a licensed medical provider and follow through with suggested treatments. For more information on fibromyalgia and social security disability benefits, download our FREE report – The Disability Guys’ Guide to Fibromyalgia and Social Security Disabiity Benefits.
If you feel you need to seek disability benefits when unable to work, contact our experienced Social Security disability legal team to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation. We can be reached toll free at 888-799-3918 or through our online contact form.