Helping Spinal Injury Victims Receive Fair Benefits
Spine injuries can be devastating and can result in lifelong medical complications. Is a spine injury making it difficult or impossible for you to perform the functions of your job? If so, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
At Crowe & Shanahan in St. Louis, we work closely with the victims of spine injuries, providing personal representation as their Social Security Disability claims move through the legal process. Our clients are names, not just case file numbers. From beginning to end, you will always have access to your attorney.
If a spine injury is preventing you from working, we can help you identify your options and pursue the full benefits you are entitled to. To schedule a meeting with one of our experienced attorneys, please contact us online or call 314-231-6660 or toll free at 1-877-213-7793.
What You Need To Know About Qualifying For Assistance
To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must be able to medically document your spine injury and demonstrate how it is preventing you from working. Also, you must be unable to work for a continuous period of at least 12 months. However, it does not have to be permanent. If you return to work, you can still receive back pay for your closed period of disability.
Common spinal cord injuries brought before the Social Security Administration include, among others, include:
- Herniated disk/ruptured disk: A herniated disk can result in pain, numbness and weakness in your limbs. It occurs when the soft center of a spinal disk protrudes out from its hard exterior.
- Degenerative disk disease: This is caused by the breakdown of spinal tissue, irregular bulging disks or the narrowing of your spinal canal.
- Spinal fusion surgery: This surgery is undertaken to connect two or more vertebrae in your spine, which can help repair broken vertebrae, spinal irregularities, weakness and chronic back pain. These operations help many people, but some patients come out worse.
- Pinched nerves: Nerves can become pinched when bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons apply too much pressure to nearby nerves, often in conjunction with another condition, such as bulging or herniated disks.
- Bulging disks: Bulging disks have similar symptoms to herniated disks. It occurs when the outer layer of a disk bulges into the spinal cavity.
These conditions can be caused by car accidents, sports injuries, physically demanding work or just because you are more susceptible to them. What is important is getting the financial relief you need when these injuries leave you in severe pain and unable to work. Our lawyers can help you pursue all of the benefits you are eligible for.
Contact An Experienced Social Security Disability Lawyer
We look forward to helping you get the full benefits you are entitled to. Contact our law firm online today or call our office at 314-231-6660, toll free at 1-877-213-7793, and schedule a meeting with an attorney.