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Social Security Disability Benefits for Injuries Archives

How do you prove you can't do sedentary work?

It takes quite a bit of convincing before the Social Security Administration (SSA) will agree that someone is disabled and unable to earn a living. For most disability applicants, the biggest hurdle is getting past the question about whether or not they're capable of doing any other kind of work -- especially sedentary jobs.

We can help people who have hard-to-measure injuries

It can actually be easier on a Houston resident who suffers an injury if he or she has some visible symptom. For instance, broken bones and spinal cord injuries may show up on an x-ray or another medical test, and CT Scans or MRIs can detect traumatic brain injuries. In these cases, many people will almost take for granted that the victim was hurt seriously.

What if my injury is my fault?

Many people in Texas suffer serious injuries at work, at home while traveling or even while at play. Although there is a lot of emphasis these days on who is to blame for these injuries, in many if not most cases, the injury is truly an accident or, at worst, is actually the responsibility of the victim herself.

How SSD benefits can help those with disabling injuries

For disabled individuals who have suffered a serious head, neck or back injury and are unable to work as a result, Social Security disability benefits may be of life-saving importance to them. Social Security disability benefits for injuries can help disabled individuals suffering from catastrophic injuries such as back, neck and spinal cord injuries, with their daily needs during a difficult time.

Does social media impact an SSD benefits application?

Texas residents, like their counterparts across the country, are very likely to post pictures and updates on social media. While many may find social media platforms a way to communicate with their friends, what they post can be used against them in certain cases. For example, the Social Security Administration recently decided it would analyze whether program integrity and fraud identification would be improved if social media networks were used in disability determinations. This means if a Social Security Disability benefits recipient posts their picture playing golf while claiming a back injury, it could affect their eligibility.

Federal requirements for SSD benefits for lumbar spinal stenosis

Lower back pain is one of the most common disabling conditions faced by Houston residents. People in all varieties of jobs can develop this condition, and if symptoms are sufficiently severe, spinal stenosis can interfere with a person's ability to work. People who suffer from stenosis may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits for injury if they meet the necessary federal requirements.

Obtaining SSDI benefits for a traumatic brain injury

Brain injuries can be life changing events. Houston residents who have suffered such injuries are often unable to work even after the injury has healed. A common question from victims of these injuries is whether they are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. As with many serious injuries, the answer to this question depends upon the nature of the injury, its effect on the victim's ability to work and the prognosis for future recovery.

Back injuries and SSDI benefits

One of the most pervasive causes of disability for Houston residents is a back injury, especially a lower back injury. The Social Security Administration recognized back injuries as a cause of disability, but the requirements are strict, and, like other disabling conditions, must be proven by creditable medical evidence.

Do workers' compensation benefits affect SSDI benefits?

Many people in the Houston area have injuries that limit their ability to earn a living. Some are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, some are eligible for workers' compensation disability benefits and some are eligible for both. Sorting out the differences between SSDI benefits and workers' compensation benefits is often a complex tax requiring the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney.