A Disability Attorney Can Help You to Determine If Your Medical Condition Qualifies for Disability Benefits

by | Feb 11, 2014 | Lawyer


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Physical limitations, pain, trauma, emotional suffering – there are many conditions that may be preventing you from working. Listed below are a few medical diagnoses that may entitle you to disability benefits. Each person’s condition is unique and it is recommended that you discuss your individual case with a trusted disability law firm in North Carolina. There are a number of arguments in SSD cases that are formed based on your medical conditions. The most common arguments are: 1. your medical condition meets or equals a SSA listing, 2. based on your impairments, your age, education, and work experience, you fall within one of SSA’s medical vocational rules, or “grid rules”, which directs a decision of disabled, or 3. you are unable to perform any work on a regular and continuing basis due to your health. The medical conditions below (by no means a comprehensive list), a combination of the conditions listed below, or a number of other medical conditions could support a finding of disabled under SSA’s rules and regulations:

Back Pain
Neck and back pain can be caused by trauma or aging and can be restricted to the back or radiate out to the arms or legs. This discomfort can make it impossible to sustain work for long periods of time. Not all back pain is the same and it’s important that your doctor keeps proper medical records of your condition and your progress with treatment. It is also important that you follow your doctor’s instructions for treatment of your back pain.

Chronic Health Conditions
A condition that you are born with or develop over time – when diabetes is left uncontrolled for years, and complications develop, you may be eligible for disability benefits. Insulin resistance, vision issues, organ damage, and neuropathy are all complications that can develop and prevent you from working. However, as a disability attorney could tell you, diabetes alone will not automatically guarantee that you will receive benefits from Social Security; however, if you have developed severe complications from diabetes, you will most likely have a strong case for disability benefits.

Mental Illness
It may be difficult to work if you are suffering from depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, or severe anxiety. These conditions can be debilitating. It’s important to document all of your symptoms through regular treatment from a psychiatrist and therapist. Talk to an attorney to ensure that you are doing all that you can to make sure you have a strong case for disability benefits.

Being diagnosed with cancer can be traumatizing. This can take a big toll on you mentally and physically, and the side effects of treatments can add extra stress on your body. Not all cancers are treated the same, so it’s best to contact a disability attorney to help you navigate through Social Security’s rules and regulations and determine your best course of action.

If you have questions regarding a condition that is preventing you from working, contact The Clauson Law Firm, PLLC. They will evaluate your case free of charge. For more information about their services, visit www.clausonlaw.com.