SSDI Benefits for Orthopedic Injuries

April 15, 2016
Dayes Law Firm

There are many types of injuries, illnesses and health conditions covered by SSDI, including orthopedic injuries. Injuries to the bones, muscles and joints are all considered orthopedic injuries. Although some musculoskeletal injuries can heal over time, some could have long-term disabling effects.

Whether your disability is temporary or permanent, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits for your orthopedic injuries. The SSDI lawyers at Dayes Law Firm PC, can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Contact us for a free case review at 1-800-503-2000 or fill out the form to your right.

Coverage For Common Injuries

Because the musculoskeletal system in the body includes bones, muscles and tendons, there are many types of debilitating injuries a person may suffer. Some common types of orthopedic injuries covered by SSDI include, but are not limited to:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Vertebral fracture (broken back)
  • Amputation
  • Fractures
  • Spinal disorder, such as spinal arachnoiditis
  • Soft tissue injuries, including burns
  • Degenerative joint disease

Our attorneys understand that there are many different kinds of orthopedic injuries that could keep you out of work, which is why we are determined to ensure that you get the compensation you need.

Qualifying For Benefits

It can be very difficult to determine if you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. In general, a person will qualify for SSDI benefits if:

  • The person can no longer perform work they did before;
  • Social Security Office decides that person cannot adjust to other work due to disability; and
  • Disability has lasted, or is expected to last, at least one year or will result in death.

If these statements are true, the Social Security Administration will decide if an individual is disabled using a five-step process which answers of five specific questions:

  • Are you working?
  • Is your injury severe?
  • Is your condition found in the list of disabling conditions?
  • Can you do the work you did before?
  • Can you perform other work?

The diagnosis and evaluation of an impairment will need to be supported by medical documentation including a physical examination and medically acceptable images such as an MRI or CT scan. The Social Security Administration may also request information about prescribed treatments and the claimants response to the treatment.

Contact Our Lawyers Today

When you are suffering from an orthopedic injury and are seeking the compensation you deserve, contact the attorneys at Dayes Law Firm PC Whether you are applying for benefits for the first time or your claim was denied, we can help.

We have our national headquarters located in Phoenix, Arizona, and maintain numerous offices throughout the state. Additionally, we are pleased the serve claimants in:

  • California
  • New Mexico
  • Utah

Our attorneys are highly knowledgeable about the medical aspects of orthopedic conditions and the criteria that the Social Security Administration uses when evaluating and reconsidering disability claims.

Call us today at 1-800-503-2000 for a free case review, or fill out our online Free Case Evaluation to get started now.