Fairhope Back Injury Claims Lawyer Working Hard to Get You Favorable Results
When it comes to common injuries, the back is one of the most common. Back injuries, in one way or another, are often a part of the natural aging process. That said, back injuries can also come from a disease, arthritis, for example. Back injuries can also stem from things like bad posture, incorrect lifting, or a lifetime of bending and lifting. Of course, there are also many back injury cases from one-time traumatic events, like playing sports or being involved in a car accident.
Many people applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) based on back pain suffer from osteoarthritis or an injury that’s steadily gotten worse over the years, rather than a one-time event injury or accident. A Social Security lawyer can explain to you what disability benefits you might qualify for based on your injury.
How Does the Social Security Administration View Back Injuries?
Many individuals claim Social Security Disability benefits due to back pain resulting from arthritis or various disc injuries every single year. The fact is, the Social Security Administration knows that as we get older, back injuries become more and more common and for that reason, they expect us to continue working until we reach retirement age. Because of that, common back injuries are denied disability more often than not.
In order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you’ll need to prove to the Social Security Administration that your back pain is much more extreme than the common injury. If you have a crippling injury that’s making it impossible to earn a living, the odds are you’ll qualify for SSD. You’ll need to prove you cannot do the most basic of physical activities, like sitting or standing for a long time. You’ll also need to prove that your disability will last at least one year. An experienced Social Security lawyer can help prepare your application with the evidence you’ll need to get the response you want.
What Back Injuries Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?
The Social Security Administration makes its list of qualifying impairments available on its main website. If the back injury listed in your doctor’s medical report matches one of the many back and spine-related impairments on their list, you’ll likely qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. This may sound easy, but only the most extreme and debilitating injuries are on that list. If your condition is similar to one of the impairments listed but not exactly the same, a back and spine doctor may be called to take a look at your case and potentially give you an exam. Before granting an SSD approval, the Social Security Administration will look at your age, education, and previous work experience to evaluate if there are other careers you can handle with your impairment. A Fairhope Social Security lawyer will know these details well and can guide you in a direction that ends with you getting approved for the benefits you deserve.
Is Medical Evidence Required for SSD Benefits Approval?
The Social Security Administration will need access to your medical records in order to approve you for any Social Security Disability benefits. You may have to undergo a spinal exam, or if you’ve recently been evaluated, you’ll need to submit a detailed report from your doctor. A spine doctor will test your muscle strength, reflexes, and range of motion. They’ll also evaluate your ability to do basic movements needed to lead a normal life, like walking or squatting. If you have any muscle spasms or major pain during this evaluation, you’ll want to let your doctor know immediately so they can note it in their official medical report. There’s no such thing as too much evidence. When it comes to proving how extreme your back pain is, the more you can show, the more likely it is your claim will be approved. Working with a Social Security lawyer who has collected and turned in medical evidence will make a big difference in getting your SSD case approved.
Can a Social Security Lawyer Help Me Get Disability Benefits for My Back Injury?
With so many Americans suffering from back pain, it can be quite difficult for the Social Security Administration to separate those with common back pain from those with more severe back injuries. It’s very difficult to convince an examiner that your pain is bad enough that you can’t work. A Social Security attorney can work with you to put together a case that is undeniable. To set up a free consultation, contact Walton Law LLC at 251-455-5819.