A neck or back injury can be every bit as serious as it sounds. Depending on the condition, there’s a chance that this could keep you out of work for an extended period of time.
While a neck or back injury does not always mean you are eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, there’s a possibility that you could be in position to receive this form of compensation.
Here’s what you need to know: Not every type of neck or back injury will qualify you for compensation. This is why you need to learn more about the Social Security Disability system, as well as where you fit in.
To qualify, you need to prove that you are suffering from a qualifying medical condition that is expected to last for a minimum of 12 months. Some examples of this include spinal stenosis, inoperable herniated disks, spinal cord injury and nerve root compression.
If you are expected to make a recovery before 12 months, you will not qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.
At our law firm, we understand just how complicated the Social Security Disability system can be. We also understand that someone suffering from a neck or back injury doesn’t always have the time to learn more about his or her legal rights.
If you believe you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, don’t hesitate to take immediate action. You need to complete an application and see where things go from there. If you receive a denial letter, it may be time to appeal the decision with the hopes of having it overturned in the near future.