Seeking Disability Benefits For Physical Injuries
Individuals who have been involved in serious car accidents or other types of accidents have a higher risk of sustaining serious or catastrophic injuries. Not only do such injuries often require extensive treatment and rehabilitation, they can also lead to long-term disability.
At Harlan Still & Koch, we understand the financial burden a serious physical injury can be for your family. Since 1978, we have helped clients in Columbia and the surrounding areas of central Missouri seek disability benefits through Social Security. As your advocate, we will personally guide you through the five-step process to obtain the benefits you need.
Dedicated Advocacy For Those With Catastrophic Injuries
Not every physical injury constitutes a disability as defined by Social Security law. In general, your impairment must prevent you from doing substantial gainful employment for at least up to 12 months, and must have a medically determined cause. Our Columbia attorneys managing physical disability benefits claims help those who have:
- Severe neck or back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Other temporary or permanent paralysis
- Neurological disorders
- Chronic pain
- Other disabling illnesses or health conditions
What If My Condition Doesn’t Qualify?
If your disability does not meet the criteria established by Social Security, we can help you explore alternative options that may be available to you. Such options may include Long-Term Disability (ERISA) benefits you may have. If your injury was the result of a workplace accident, we may also be able to seek Workers’ Compensation benefits to cover the costs of your medical expenses and income needs while you recover.
Contact Us For Help With Your Physical Injury Benefit Claim
We can help you understand whether you or a loved one is eligible to seek Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or other benefits that may be available to help you.
For more information, please contact us at 800-483-1789 or send us an email to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers. In addition to appointments at our office in Columbia, we can arrange consultations in Rolla for those who are receiving orthopedic treatment there.