Depending on the severity of the symptoms and how physically taxing a job is, suffering from lung disease can make it nearly impossible to work. If you are unable to work for a continuous period of at least 12 months due to lung disease, discussing your options with a seasoned attorney is in your best interest.
At Crowe & Shanahan in St. Louis, we provide people with one-on-one legal representation as they seek Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. From start to finish, you will always have access to your attorney.
We are strong advocates for people suffering from lung disease. Rather than focusing on a nationwide practice, we work with people right here in St. Louis, eastern Missouri and southern Illinois. To contact one of our St. Louis lung disease disability attorneys, call 314-231-6660 or toll free at 877-213-7793.
Strong Advocates for the Victims of Lung Disease
There is a wide variety of lung diseases that could make you eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits, including:
- Chronic pulmonary insufficiency
- Cystic fibrosis
- Chronic lung infections
Some common symptoms of any type of lung disease can include shortness of breath or a persistent, painful cough. To receive disability benefits, it does not matter whether your lung disease was suffered because of on-the-job exposure to toxic chemicals. All that matters is that your suffering is preventing you from working.
If left undiagnosed and untreated, the effects can become much more serious over time. Our attorneys will work closely with you, guiding you through every step of the process. It will be important to receive medical treatment in a timely fashion and have the symptoms of your illness properly documented. We work directly with our clients' doctors to help them build a strong claim that clearly documents the extent of their suffering and why they cannot work.
Your Disease Does Not Have to Be Permanent
You must be unable to work for a continuous period of at least 12 months, but you can still receive benefits if you can go back to work. You will likely be able to receive back pay for a "closed period" of disability.
To learn more about your rights and eligibility, contact us today to speak to an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer.