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Where to turn when a physical disorder results in a disability

There are many different types of physical disorders that could lead to an individual in Philadelphia becoming disabled. For example, back injuries resulting from compression fractures or a herniated disk could result in a disability. Injuries to a person's shoulder, wrist, elbow, arm, ankle, knees or hip could also be disabling. In addition, heart conditions and neurological disorders could also cause a physical disability. These are only a few examples of injuries and conditions individuals in Philadelphia suffer from every day.

If a disabling condition prevents an individual from performing any type of work for an extended period of time, that individual may want to see if Social Security Disability benefits are a possibility. When pursuing Social Security Disability benefits, it is important for the applicant to properly document the condition. The Social Security Administration will consider the variety of ways in which the applicant's condition affects work performance. Can the applicant sit or stand as needed? Can the applicant carry things? Has the applicant retained control of fingers and hands? These are only some of the questions that might be examined.

The Disability Law Office of Jeffrey S. Lichtman, LLC, represents clients who are seeking Social Security Disability benefits. Attorney Jeffrey S. Lichtman brings over two decades of experience in representing SSDI applicants. He understands that it is important for applicants to get medical treatment, not just to help them cope with their disability, but also so that they can establish the necessary medical records.

Seeking SSDI benefits can be challenging, but applicants do not have to face this challenge alone. The following information on the SSDI section of our website may help applicants with physical injuries determine if seeking SSDI benefits is right for them.

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