Fairhope SSD Lawyer Advocating for Clients Who Are Physically Injured
If you’ve recently been involved in physical trauma, be it the workplace, auto, or other, there’s a good chance you aren’t able to earn a regular wage. If you can’t work, you probably can’t support your family or even yourself. If you’ve suffered a physical injury that’s made it impossible to work, there’s probably a nervous feeling of wondering how you’re going to keep going. The good news is that this is exactly why Social Security Disability benefits (SSD) were created, and there’s a good chance you may qualify. A Social Security lawyer can help you submit an application that wins you the benefits you want, giving relief to you and your loved ones.
What About An Accident Involving My Limbs?
The most frequent injuries after a major accident tend to involve arms and legs. If you’ve broken a limb, it will likely be difficult to do your job until it’s healed. This is especially true for individuals who work physical or labor-intensive jobs. If your injury meets certain criteria, you may qualify for SSD benefits.
In order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you’ll need to prove that your broken leg isn’t healing properly and your mobility will be severely limited for at least one year. This can be surprisingly difficult as so many arm and leg injuries tend to have short-term effects. If you’ve broken a bone in your arm, wrist, or hand, you’ll need to show that the injury will require ongoing treatment and you won’t be able to work your job for at least one year. A free consultation with a Social Security lawyer can be very eye-opening, in terms of showing you what kind of documentation you will need to gain approval.
Does My Back Injury Qualify Me for Social Security Disability?
Back and spine injuries are one of the most common injuries and they can also be completely debilitating. If you’ve suffered a terrible back injury in an accident, it’s very likely you are limited in the physical labor you’re able to do. That said, the Social Security Administration has strict requirements when it comes to qualifying for SSD for a back injury. The truth is, minor back pain is expected as we get into middle age, therefore a lot of individuals apply for disability when they may be healthy enough to continue working. That said, it only means you’ll need to probe the severity of your back injury. This will require a thorough exam from your physician, a signed report, and likely a copy of an MRI or X-Ray. Your Social Security attorney can help you put these documents together in a hard-hitting, comprehensive case that is more likely to get approved for Social Security Disability benefits.
Does My Soft Tissue Injury Qualify for SSD?
In all honesty, back and limb injuries are much more commonly approved for SSD benefits than soft tissues injuries. That said, injuries to your nerves, tendons, and ligaments can make it impossible to function in a normal job, depending on the trauma you’ve suffered. If you have a soft tissue issue that’s impacted your range of motion and stopped you from working, you may qualify for disability benefits. It will ultimately come down to proving to the Social Security Administration that your condition will require you to undergo long-term medical attention to fix your injury. Having a doctor on your side who can provide evidence will be key to getting approved for SSD benefits. A Fairhope Social Security attorney will know exactly what the Social Security Administration requires in order to prove your situation is worthy of awarding benefits.
Is It Necessary to Retain a Social Security Attorney?
While it may be possible to send in an initial application and maneuver through the world of Social Security Disability benefits on your own, the harsh reality is that 70% of applications are denied. If you’re denied benefits, you may choose to appeal, which could lead to a complicated and time-consuming process. Much of this can be avoided with the help of an experienced lawyer. Call Walton Law LLC today at 251-455-5819 for a free one on one consultation.