Working residents of Houston, Texas, and especially those who are in jobs that require intensive physical labor, are prone to work-related injuries. Moreover, anyone in the Houston area can get hurt doing just about any life activity, as nothing is perfectly safe. While one can only hope that someone else will be held financially responsible for the ensuing medical bills and inability to work, such is not always the case.
As this blog has mentioned previously, disability benefits through the Social Security Administration are available for those Texans who have suffered an injury and are now unable to work as a result. In many cases, the debilitating nature of the injury is pretty obvious, even though there really is no such thing as a “slam dunk” disability case.
In other situations, though, a person may have really gotten hurt either while on the job or otherwise, but the injury is not obvious. For example, many people with back and neck injuries may only experience severe pain as a result of their injuries, which could be the result not of one traumatic event but just repeating the same task over and over again. Although very real, pain is not easy to show on a medical chart or x-ray and is thus viewed with some skepticism by the Administration.
In these sorts of disability cases, the injured person would do well to consider getting legal assistance in filing and seeing their disability claim to its logical conclusion. Even people who are in legitimate unbearable pain can see their claims denied because they failed to gather the appropriate evidence or take the proper steps in prosecuting their claim, but the experience of a qualified disability attorney like those in our law office can serve to prevent this from happening.