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Social Security Disability Benefits for Injuries Archives

Questions the SSA may ask to determine limitations of an injury

There are injuries that would seem to obviously make it all but impossible for a person to continue working. Injuries like an amputation, spinal cord injury or brain trauma can completely change a person's ability to perform several functions of a job. In these cases, the Social Security Administration may have no trouble approving a person's application for disability benefits.

Understanding disabling conditions: musculoskeletal system

People all across Atlanta suffer from conditions which can prove to be disabling. Often, these conditions are complex and affect a number of aspects of a person's health and daily lives. Thanks to advancing medicine and technology, doctors are generally able to treat the symptoms, but it can be a complicated and lengthy process.

Researchers report promising advances in treating blindness

One of the most damaging and life-altering injuries people can suffer is one that affects their eyes and/or vision. The ability to see is something that many of us may take for granted on a daily basis. However, when a person loses their sight after a catastrophic accident, his or her life will undoubtedly and dramatically change.

Study: Increase seen in emergency visits for brain injuries

Over the past several years, more attention has been given to just how dangerous head injuries can be and the importance of not only prevention, but also seeking out medical help when there is a head injury. This increase in public health campaigns and other efforts geared at educating the public on the seriousness of head injuries may be the reason behind the spike in emergency room visits for traumatic brain injuries

Circus workers recovering from catastrophic accident

When a person suffers an injury that prevents them from working for at least a year, he or she may be eligible to collect Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. This financial support is in place for people who have been working and contributing to Social Security, but cannot work either temporarily or permanently due to an injury or illness. 

One year after Boston Marathon bombings, victims still recovering

One year ago, people all across Atlanta watched or read the news that two bombs exploded on the route where thousands of people from around the world were running in the Boston Marathon. The event was undoubtedly tragic and hundreds of people were seriously injured. 

Genetic disorder results in serious injuries for sufferers

There are many serious medical conditions that are not well understood by doctors, and may not even be understood by the people who are dealing with the illness or injury. One such condition is a genetic disorder called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which affects the ligaments of a person's body and results in loose joints.

New technology brings touching within reach of amputees

Just about everyone who has seen the Star Wars movies remembers the epic scene in The Empire Strikes Back when Darth Vader cuts off the hand of Luke Skywalker. At the time, the following scene in which a bionic arm is attached to young Skywalker’s arm seemed like science fiction. After all, the technology seemed light years (no pun intended) beyond its time, including the possibility of an amputee having not only a replaced limb but the ability to touch as well. But science fiction has finally found its way into reality with promising results for amputees around the world.

Are poor employee benefits partly to blame for rising SSDI rates?

As we’ve discussed on this blog before, the number of people qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance has been rising lately, and the timing of that increase has roughly tracked the unemployment crisis caused by the Great Recession. That association has caused a lot of controversy.

I'm disabled from a work injury. Can I get workers' comp and SSD?

It’s fairly common for people to develop disabilities that qualify them for Social Security Disability Insurance after an accident at work. In such cases, people often have other options for disability compensation beyond SSD. Many have a long-term disability insurance policy through an employer, VA disability compensation benefits, or pensions that become available in case of disability. In the case of most work-related injuries, workers’ compensation may be available.

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