SSDI and Back Injury: What You Need to Know
It’s hard enough to get approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) when you have an obvious physical problem that keeps you from working. But what if you have one of the most difficult injuries to prove: a back injury?
A back injury or MIST injury like whiplash may not look as bad on the outside as it really is. Sometimes people may question whether the injury really is severe, even if you see a doctor and have medical records to show it.
But whiplash or back injuries can cause a lifetime of chronic pain. You may have to see a physical therapist and take medication to help relieve it. It can keep you from work and threaten your time with family.
If work requires you to lift heavy boxes or be physically active – like in a construction job – back pain can become unbearable and keep you from doing your job. In severe cases, it can even keep you from sitting at a desk and concentrating.
In that situation, you may want to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI. SSDI benefits cover lost wages when your disability prevents you from working. Your application takes into account your work history, age, medical records, and other factors.
For people with severe back pain, SSDI can make all the difference.
What If You’re Denied?
If you apply for SSDI and they deny your claim, is there any way to prove you really are hurt?
Actually, the majority of claims get denied. That’s where we come in. As a Memphis disability lawyer, I help people appeal their SSDI denials.
My firm investigates your original claim and looks for any holes that may have affected your case the first time around. I fix any errors, get strong testimony and evidence to support your claim, and then represent you in the appeal.
So many people suspect that whiplash and back injury aren’t serious. That’s why you especially need a lawyer to help with your appeal—don’t go it alone! Your chances for success will be much higher with my help.
You only have 60 days after your denial to file an appeal, so don’t wait. Contact me today to get started at 901-327-2100 or fill out the form below.