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If the accident was my fault, can I get disability benefits?

Many people in Columbia, Missouri, and in Boone County have accidents, either at work or simply while going about life. While most of these accidents thankfully end with no one getting hurt seriously, in too many cases someone winds up severely injured and, in all likelihood, unable to work.

Proving your injury for SSD benefits

In many cases, it may be clear that a Boone County, Missouri resident has suffered an injury, but not entirely clear how severe the injury is. After all, some people may experience gradual wear and tear injuries on their bodies that leave them in a lot of pain, but with no visible symptoms. Others may not realize the full impact of an injury until well after the fact, as symptoms can show up or get worse over time.

If I had a work accident, can I still get disability?

While no one leaves their home expecting an injury, many Missourians unfortunately get hurt at work. While many of these work-related injuries are minor, some leave a person permanently disabled and unable to work in any occupation. When this happens, these people will naturally want to get as much compensation as possible.

Disability benefits may be able to help after an injury

Victims of catastrophic injuries, such as those suffered in car accidents, may suffer from long-term disability that may require medical treatment, care and rehabilitation. Catastrophic injuries that prevent the disabled individual from working can create a significant financial burden for the disabled individual and their family.

Understanding what to include in an appeal for disability

The importance of Social Security disability benefits cannot be overstated for many disabled individuals. A denial of benefits can threaten the ability of disabled residents in Missouri and elsewhere to attend to their everyday needs. Because of this, it is important to be aware that when Social Security disability or SSD benefits have been denied, an SSD appeals process is available.

Does eligibility for SSDI benefits require a workplace injury?

Many people in Missouri who suffer disabling injuries are unsure if they can obtain Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Often, this uncertainty is caused by confusion between the state's workers' compensation system and the federal program for SSD claims. This post will provide an overview of differences between eligibility under the two programs.

SSDI benefits for paralysis

Among the most severe injuries suffered by people in Missouri are injuries to the spine and brain. The Social Security Administration has adopted regulations that prescribe the conditions under which such injuries may allow victims to receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. This post will summarize those provisions.

Helping injured workers make up for lost wages

Aside from the pain and suffering and the medical expenses, one of the biggest stresses Columbia, Missouri, residents might face because of a serious work-related or other injury is lost wages. Such occurrences are never expected, but unfortunately they can happen. If the injury leaves a person permanently unable to work, the financial consequences can be devastating.

Social Security Disability benefits for back pain

Many people in Missouri who suffer from back pain may wonder if they are eligible for Social Security Disability benefits for their injury. The answer depends upon whether the person’s work history and medical condition satisfy the many eligibility requirements for disability benefits. There are certain medical requirements for obtaining disability benefits based on a spine injury.

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