When you become injured because of an accident you hope to recover and return to a normal life. Sometimes that does not happen, and you are permanently disabled. You often qualify for disability in such cases.
If you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes on what you earned, you can qualify for Social Security Disability payments. If you have any of the following injuries, you can get SSD.
1. If you have a traumatic brain injury
A traumatic brain injury occurs when an object hits the head or penetrates the skull. It can leave a person unable to work and dependent on others for care. That person likely qualifies.
2. If you have a spinal cord injury
If you have a spinal cord injury and can no longer work because of that injury, you can qualify. This is especially true if you cannot perform normal tasks.
3. If you have debilitating burns
If you have third-degree or fourth-degree burns, you may have skin grafts and infections. Disfigurement is also possible, meaning you will be unable to find meaningful work. If that is the case with you, you could get SSD.
4. If you have PTSD
If you have suffered a traumatic event, you could develop post-traumatic stress disorder. If you have a severe case, you may find it difficult to complete regular routines. Working may be impossible. In that situation, it is wise to apply for SSD.
Becoming disabled can be devastating, but SSD can help you get your life back to normal again.