When accidents cause injuries that leave you seriously disabled, you may be unable to return to your full-time job for an extended period of time, perhaps even for the rest of your life. Suddenly, the safe secure world you were living in has been turned upside down and you aren’t sure just how you are going to meet your financial obligations without the ability to work.
Fortunately, you do have options. The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits to those who endure qualifying disabling conditions — one that prevents you from working for at least a 12-month period. Knowing which injuries are serious enough is the first step in determining whether or not you may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Some of the more serious injuries that can quality a person for SSD include the following:
- Spinal/Musculoskeletal injuries that interfere with an individual’s ability to ambulate effectively
- Cardiovascular conditions that impair or affect proper functioning of the heart
- Pulmonary problems including chronic persistent infections of the lungs
- Mental disorders such as anxiety-related disorders that severely limit your physical or mental ability to do basic work activities
Suffering an injury can be traumatic enough without the added pressure of trying to obtain the benefits you deserve to keep you afloat during this most difficult time.
Applying for SSD is the first step in assuring that the Social Security taxes you’ve paid during your working life will benefit you when you most need them. In the event your claim is denied, your Oklahoma injury lawyer can assist you throughout the entire process.