Workers in Houston can suffer any of a multitude of injuries while on the job. Back injury, for example, is something that can plague workers in just about any industry, from oil and gas to construction or manufacturing. But even people who work white collar jobs could end up with a disabling back injury just from sitting at a desk for long periods on a daily basis.
In addition to back injuries, other injuries can affect a worker's ability to do his or her job. Regardless of whether the injury occurred while on the job or outside of work, an injured worker may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits if the injury meets certain federal requirements. These benefits can help cover lost wages so that the injured person can cover medical bills and ordinary living expenses.
For the past two decades, attorney David Dopkin has helped injured people with their SSD claims. Securing SSD benefits for injured workers is not always as easy as filling out an application and sending in paperwork. The process can become very involved, and if the applicant makes a mistake or fails to provide certain information, the Social Security Administration could deny the claim.
David Dopkin's website has some helpful information about the SSD benefits process, and it can be a good starting point for people who are researching their options. Moreover, Attorney Dopkin is available to answer more in-depth and specific questions that pertain to a person's particular circumstances.
SSD benefits are designed to help those people who have severe enough injuries that it prevents them from earning a living by doing the jobs that they once could perform. But navigating the benefits process can be overwhelming at times. Attorney Dopkin has helped people in the Houston area with all facets of their claims, including appeals if necessary.