Neck And Back Injuries And Social Security Disability

Neck and back injuries can refer to an extremely wide array of problems that may or may not constitute eligibility for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. There is no dispute over the severe pain and physical limitations that can come with neck and back injuries, and Social Security Disability benefits can be awarded. However, there are a limited number of specific medical conditions that qualify.

If you are suffering from significant neck or back pain that is keeping you from working, it is important that you understand your options regarding available compensation and benefits. At the Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates, PC, our attorneys represent Pennsylvania clients in a variety of claims involving neck and back injuries.

SSD Or Workers' Compensation?

In order to collect SSD benefits for a neck or back injury, you must have a qualifying medical condition that is expected to continue for at least 12 months. These can include inoperable herniated disks, spinal stenosis, nerve root compression, arachnoiditis or a spinal cord injury that leads to complete paraplegia. If the prognosis is that you will recover within 12 months, however, you would not be eligible for SSD benefits.

If your neck or back injury happened in the course of doing your job, it is likely that you would have access to workers' compensation benefits. Our Harrisburg law firm maintains a robust workers' compensation practice dedicated exclusively to protecting the interests of injured workers. We will determine the full extent of your injuries and diligently seek the maximum level of benefits available for your case.

Talk To A Qualified Pennsylvania Attorney About Your Injury Claim

Contact Katherine L. Niven & Associates to discuss your workers' compensation or Social Security Disability claim with a lawyer. Initial consultations are always free. You can reach us by phone at 717-260-3580 or toll free at 866-321-5340. You can also reach us via email.