Get SSDI for a Back Injury
If you have a serious back injury, it might affect not only your ability to work in your current job, but your ability to take on new tasks in the future. Here’s what you need to know about back injuries and Social Security Disability Insurance.
What to Include in Your Application
As serious and debilitating as back injuries can be, they’re also very hard to prove. The SSA looks critically at applications that claim back injury. Descriptions of “chronic pain” in your paperwork may come across as relative and possibly exaggerated.
If you have a back injury that has kept you from working and you apply for SSDI, make sure to include as many specific medical details as possible. Include the contact information and records of any doctors or hospitals that have treated you.
Even if you can prove your back injury, the level of severity will also factor in. If doctors expect the injury to heal in less than a year, the SSA will likely deny your claim.
Back injuries can also affect other parts of the body. Back injury often leads to pain in the arms and legs and severe headaches. The constant pain can lead to depression. To help your case, you should make a medical professional aware of any of those problems as they occur.
The SSA has a list to help you understand what back injuries are automatically covered, but this list can be misleading.
Even if you believe strongly that your condition fits within this list—in fact, even if your doctor agrees—it’s not always a sure thing with the SSA. Denials can happen for other reasons: factors like age, education, and work experience also play a role.
A Memphis Attorney for Back Injuries and Social Security Disability Insurance
If you applied for Social Security Disability Insurance and were denied the first time around, it doesn’t mean you should give up.
In fact, with the right help, you may have a much better chance of getting benefits if you appeal.
Speak with a disability lawyer Memphis, TN trusts by contacting the offices of Darrell Castle & Associates.
Our Memphis SSDI lawyers put together a successful appeal for you and don’t receive anything unless you win benefits. You only have 60 days to appeal, so don’t wait to contact us.
You can reach us online or call (901) 327-1212 to get started with a free conversation.