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Physical Disability Attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah


Physical disability benefits are available to you if you file an application for SSD and SSI benefits. At our law firm we can help you win your SSD benefits. The attorneys at Cannon Disability Law, based in Salt Lake City, understand how difficult it is to have a physical medical condition.

We know you can longer do the things you love due to pain. For example, you may not be able to attend events. Also, you might not be able to enjoy family parties, weddings, or go to church. You may need help cooking, cleaning, or shopping. Pain can prevent you from working and doing your normal activities. Additionally, sometimes pain can be so overwhelming that you spend your day laying in bed or on the couch.

Most of all, your physical condition may keep you from working full time for longer than 12 months. If that is the case, then you need to replace your income. Fortunately, SSA’s program is designed to do just that. You pay for SSDI benefits by paying your taxes. It is not welfare. If you cannot work due to your illness, then you deserve to be paid SSD benefits. However, the burden to prove you should be paid benefits is on you.


We can explain how you can get the SSD benefits that belong to you. With SSDI benefits, you can replace your income until you retire. 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 stamina to sustain a forty hour work week. If you cannot complete a forty hour work week due to your medical condition, then you should file for SSDI and SSI benefits.

If you do not see your physical condition listed below, then don’t think you can’t apply for benefits. You can. You may have a rare illness that keeps you from working. Not all physical problems are on SSA’s list. For example, there is another SSA list, the Compassionate Allowance list.

Sometimes, physical illness 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 keeping you from doing job tasks. You should still file for benefits.


One of the main problems with physical medical conditions 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 during the work day. Likewise, you may need to 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 able to work due to pain, then chances are you have a severe physical condition. These problems are evidence of being unable to work due to your physical illness. Therefore, you may be able to get  SSD benefits. However, in order to figure out if can win benefits you first need to apply.


The SSA will require you to prove that you have a severe physical condition. Therefore, you will need to obtain medical evidence from a doctor to prove your physical problems. Our lawyers can help you prove your illness to the SSA. We will also develop the legal theory in your case. Read here to learn more about the importance of medical records.

Please call our office. We can often tell you over the phone if you have a valid claim for benefits. When you call, you will speak to an intake expert. Our intake staff is trained to ask you specific questions about your case.

For example, they will ask you about your physical and mental condition and how it stops you from working. Also, they will ask you the names of your doctors. Additionally, they will need to know about your past jobs for the last 15 years.  It is helpful if you have a list of your doctors, with their names and address. You can provide that to us. Also, we need a list of your medications. This is the basic information you need in order to apply for benefits online at Social Security’s website.


The SSA has specific rules that must be met in order to win SSD benefits. For example, below you will find some some examples of physical conditions that may qualify you for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits:

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The SSA’s list of physical conditions doesn’t include every medical problem. There are many physical conditions that require the SSD to pay you benefits. One of the main reasons to hire an SSD attorney to help with your case is that we know the law. Therefore, we can make the best argument to prove you deserve benefits.

At our law firm, we have been helping clients seeking SSD and SSI benefits for over 30 years. During that time, we have won over $100 million in future and past due benefits for our clients.

Our Salt Lake City SSD Lawyers can help you go through the SSA process. The SSA needs to consider how all of your conditions prevent you from working. It is common for our clients to have a number of physical and mental issues. Whether you have one illness or multiple conditions, do not give up during the appeal process. You can win benefits based upon all of your medical conditions.


Above all, when you receive a denial, you should appeal.  In most cases, there is a time limit of 60 days to appeal. Within that time, you must file an appeal with the SSA or you lose your rights. You can file an appeal online at Social Security’s website. Also, you can file a written appeal. Additionally, follow the instructions on your denial notice. Appeal forms are available on the Social Security’s website.

If you do not appeal within the SSA’s time frame, then you lose your right to appeal. Therefore, you also lose the benefits you would get under that application. You will then have to start a new application. Sometimes, starting a new application isn’t helpful because your date last insured has expired. Don’t let this happen to you. Contact our office.

Our attorneys will help you apply for benefits. We will also appeal any SSA denials. If you miss the 60 day time frame, then you may be forced to start over again. You may also lose past SSD benefits. You don’t want that to happen.

Even if you have already started your SSD application, we can help you. We also offer a free review of your case. Start now to win benefits for your physical illness. You deserve the benefits. Because, you paid for it. Contact us today for help with your SSD benefits.


If you are missing medical information, then make an appointment with your doctor. Your doctor can order tests, like an MRI or CT scan. Also, your doctor can tell the SSA about your symptoms. This evidence helps you win your case. However, if you can’t afford to see a doctor, then you still have options.

For those who live in Utah, we have a list of free and low cost health resources you can contact for treatment. Likewise, if you live in Nevada, we provide a list of Nevada’s free and low cost health resources to help you find a doctor. Also, you can read about the list of Idaho clinics. Additionally, if you live in Colorado, then you can learn more about free health resources.

Additionally, if you cannot afford treatment, then you can request that the SSA sends you to one of their doctors. You can visit an SSA doctors for free. They will write a report about your physical symptoms. Learn more information about your free SSA doctor exam.

If the SSA sends you to a free doctor exam, then bring your medical records. Also, make sure that you bring the things you use to help you walk or sit. For example, bring your cane or walker to the exam. Also, if you use a back brace, then wear it. Finally, remember that at the exam you could be under investigation.


If you have a physical disability, then you need to apply for Social Security benefits. You can always call our law firm. We will help you. Also, we can help you file your application. For example, our attorneys and staff can:

If you file your application for benefits online at Social Security’s website, then you have 6 months to complete the application. Once you submit your application online, the SSA sends you an application summary in the mail. You must sign the summary and mail it back. If you don’t send it back, then the SSA will not process your application. Sign it and send it back as soon as you can.


If you have a physical disability, then you need to hire us to help you win benefits. We are one of the best Social Security law firms in the country. For example, we are one of the best Social Security benefits firm in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also, we are one of the best Social Security law firms in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Over the last 30 years, we have won thousands of SSDI and SSI claims. Additionally, we have won over $100 million in SSD and SSI benefits for our clients. It has become more difficult to win Social Security cases. Also, SSA’s listing rules are harder to meet. That is why you need an attorney who will help you win your case.

We recommend that you do not go to your hearing without an attorney. Why? Because a lawyer can prepare you to testify. She can also explain the questions the judge will ask before the hearing. Preparation will help you win your case.

Those who come to the hearing without a lawyer usually don’t win benefits. Therefore, you should hire an attorney who has the legal experience to win SSD and SSI benefits. Contact our law firm. We can help you win benefits for your physical disability. Therefore, call now and put our legal experience to work for you.

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