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Physical Disability Attorney Salt Lake City, Utah

DO YOU QUALIFY FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS BECAUSE OF PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENTS? 

The attorneys at Cannon Disability Law, based in Salt Lake City, understand how difficult it is to have a physical disability. We know that you can longer do the things you love due to pain or immobility. You may not be able to attend your children’s events, for instance, or enjoy family parties. Perhaps you need help cooking, cleaning, or shopping. Most of all, your physical impairment may keep you from working at a full-time job. If that is the case, you need to replace your income. Fortunately, our Government’s disability program is designed to do that. You pay for “disability insurance” through your taxes. If you are disabled, you are entitled to benefits.

We can explain how you can get the disability benefits that belong to you. With disability benefits, you can replace your income until you reach retirement age. Most jobs require the ability to sit or stand for up to six hours out of an eight hour day.  And all jobs require the physical stamina to sustain a forty hour work week. If you cannot complete a forty hour work week due to your impairments, you should apply for disability benefits.

SOCIAL SECURITY’S LIST OF PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

If you do not see your physical impairment listed below, don’t think you can’t apply for benefits.  You can. You may have a rare disability or a combination of impairments that qualify you for benefits because you cannot work.  Sometimes, physical disability makes it impossible to sustain work on a full-time basis.  Similarly, you may have tried to work for short periods of time. Perhaps you were fired or let go for poor job performance. Likewise, you may have been fired due to pain impacting you on the job.  

PHYSICAL PAIN CAN PREVENT YOU FROM WORKING

One of the main products of physical disability is pain. For instance, pain impacts your ability to concentrate, follow instructions, and complete tasks. On the job, if you are in pain, you may need to take too many breaks or go home early. Similarly, pain can cause you to make mistakes that you wouldn’t ordinarily make. Too many breaks, mistakes on the job, and missing work can get you fired. Employers can only put up with an absent employee for so long. If you are not completing your work due to pain, chances are you have a disabling physical impairment. These  problems are evidence of an inability to work due to physical disability and you may qualify for benefits.

MEDICAL EVIDENCE PROVES PHYSICAL DISABILITY

The SSA will require you to prove that you have a disability. Therefore, you will need to obtain objective medical evidence from a physician to prove your physical disability. Our lawyers can help you prove your disability. We will also develop the legal theory in your case. Please call our office, because we can often tell you over the phone if you have a valid disability case. When you call us, you will speak to a disability intake specialist. The intake specialist is trained to ask you specific questions.

For example, they will ask you about your disability, who your doctors are, and about your past work.  It is helpful to us if you have a list of your doctors, with their names and addresses, that you can tell us or email to us. Also, we need a list of your medications. They will also ask you about your where you have worked for the past 15 years.  This is the basic information you need in order to apply for benefits online at ssa.gov.

EXAMPLES OF PHYSICAL DISABILITY THAT QUALIFY FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS

Below are some examples of physical disabilities that may qualify you for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits:

  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes with neuropathy or amputation
  • Shoulder, feet, and ankle injuries
  • Blindness and Visual impairments
  • Deaf and Hearing impairments
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cancer and Leukemia
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Crohn’s Disease and Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Asthma and COPD
  • Black Lung Disease
  • Heart Attack and Coronary Artery Disease
  • Hip or Knee Replacement
  • Stroke
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Lupus
  • ​Obesity
  • Epilepsy
  • Back and Spine Injuries, including:
    • Herniated discs
    • Bulging disc
    • Degenerative disc disease
    • Back pain/low back pain
    • Neurological pain
    • Sciatica
    • Lumbar disc disease
    • Cervical disc disease
    • Injuries requiring fusion surgery
    • Arthritis
    • Nerve root damage

HIRE SALT LAKE CITY PHYSICAL DISABILITY ATTORNEYS TO HELP YOU QUALIFY FOR BENEFITS

This list is by no means comprehensive. There are many physical conditions that cause disability. One of the main reasons to hire a disability attorney to help with your case is we understand how to make the strongest argument to prove physical disability. At Cannon Disability Law, we have been representing disabled clients for over 30 years. During that time, we have won over $100 million in past due benefits for our clients. 

We know the law and our Salt Lake City Physical Disability Lawyer help you navigate the disability process. The SSA needs to consider how all of your impairments prevent you from working. It is common for our clients to have a number of physical and mental impairments. Whether you have one illness or multiple impairments, do not give up during the lengthy disability process.

ALWAYS APPEAL SSA’S DENIAL WITHIN THE 60 DAY TIME LIMIT

Above all, when you receive a denial, appeal.  In most cases, there is a time limit of 60 days to appeal. An appeal must be filed with the SSA.  Most importantly, if you do not appeal within the deadline, you lose your right to appeal. Therefore, you also lose the benefits you would receive under that application. Don’t let this happen to you. Contact our office. Call us now at 801-322-2121 and our attorneys will help you apply for benefits or appeal your case.

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