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Social Security Disability Benefits For Injuries Archives

Activity vs. rest could promote brain injury recovery

Some injuries are more severe than others. Thy can be so severe, in fact, that a person may never fully recover from it. In these cases, the individual may have his or her life impacted for the rest of their life. This could mean the inability to live life as they once could, accomplish basic tasks, take care of him or herself and even maintain employment. In these cases, it is important to understand how the Social Security Administration could assist them. Even if the injury is recoverable, if it is disabling for a year or more, Social Security disability benefits may be available.

Workers' comp and disability payments impacting SSD benefits

Suffering an injury is an emotional and often daunting experience. One is not only seeking medical avenues to recover from said injury, but they are also trying to find the funds to pay for these bills and address the hardship of being unable to work because of the injury. When a serious injury leaves a person disabled, this can be a difficult situation, causing one to seek out financial assistance.

Neck injuries and SSD benefits

When accidents happen, victims are likely to suffer injuries. While some of these injuries may be minor, others can be more severe. And there aren't many injuries more serious than an injury to the neck. Whether it is because of a fall, automobile accident, work accident or any other types of accident, a neck injury could significantly impact a person's ability to function normally, live their normal life and even maintain a job. Thus, it is important to explore one's financial assistance options following an incident causing a neck injury.

SSD benefits for a serious neck injury

While we try to avoid being involved in accidents, there is only so much one can do. Whether it is an automobile accident, a workplace incident, a slip-and-fall or a defective product, individuals could suffer serious harms in a wide variety of accidents. When individuals in Pennsylvania and elsewhere are harmed in an accident, he or she might be left living with a serious and debilitating injury. In some cases, the injury is so severe that one is no longer able to return to their normal life and maintain employment.

Common causes of disabling TBIs

Much like individuals do not expect to be involved in a serious accident, accident victims do not expect to deal with the severe aftermath of these accidents. Whether it is an automobile accident, work incident or a slip-and-fall, when a person injuries his or her head, this can cause one to endure a life time of complications related to their health and the ability to lead a normal life.

Will an amputation qualify for disability benefits?

When the Social Security Administration evaluates an applicant's claim of disability, it looks for whether that applicant may be able to do work in their general field of experience or other possible employment paths. Depending on an applicant's type of amputation, their loss may allow them to qualify for disability benefits. This post will discuss how amputation may qualify a Pennsylvania resident for disability benefits, but as always, readers are reminded that their disability benefits' claims will be reviewed by the Social Security Administration on a case-by-case basis.

A debilitating injury may cause a permanent disability

Good fortune and health befall many Philadelphia residents who manage to live their entire lives without ever suffering serious injuries. While some may endure minor sprains and strains, or even broken bones, few suffer the debilitating harm of brain injuries, spinal trauma or other significant ordeals. Those who do suffer serious physical harm quickly learn how fast their financial lives may be impacted, and how their futures may be affected, if they need their incomes to support their families.

Disability claims based on traumatic brain injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can vary in severity and duration of impact on victims. While some Pennsylvanians who suffer TBIs may not qualify for disability benefits under the Social Security Administration's requirements for the disability, others may be able to secure financial support due to the significant and long-lasting problems their TBIs impose upon them. This post will discuss what may constitute TBI and how a person may qualify for disability benefits. But, it does not provide any legal or medical advice on these topics.

What is cervical radiculopathy?

Cervical radiculopathy is a potentially serious medical condition that affects the cervical spine, which is part of the neck. A Philadelphia resident can suffer harm to this sensitive part of the body in a number of ways, and when they do, the results can be debilitating. This post will discuss causes and symptoms of cervical radiculopathy, as well as how a person with this condition may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Readers are reminded, though, that this post contains no legal or medical advice.

Individuals with spine injuries may seek disability benefits

Social Security disability benefits are available for individuals who suffer from ailments that deprive them from the opportunity to work and earn gainful wages. Temporary injuries and illnesses that keep individuals out of work for short durations of time generally do not qualify them for disability benefits. However, when a Pennsylvania resident sustains a serious complication to a major musculoskeletal system of their body and the complication is permanent, then they may be able to pursue support from the Social Security Administration.

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