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Social Security Disability for Injuries Archives

Looking historically at the Social Security Disability program

Although we are lawyers and not history teachers, we specialize in an important area of the law with deep historical underpinnings that provides for programs serving as lifelines to disabled people and children in lower-income homes. That history is fascinating, and we think that many our readers in Wisconsin and elsewhere might be interested in noting some of the notable developments that have occurred in our area of practice.

Qualifying for SSDI based on back impairments

Back pain is one of the most common health complaints in the United States, with about 80 percent of Americans experiencing back problems at some point in their lives. The severity of back injuries can certainly vary a lot. In some cases, it is a bit of soreness or tightness that makes itself known throughout the day. In other cases, it is debilitating enough to restrict an individual to bed and leave them unable to work.

Report: Traumatic brain injuries increase risk of PTSD

Suffering from a mental illness can be devastating. In many cases, people are not born with these conditions, so their entire world can be turned upside down when they are diagnosed. You may have lived on your own for years, working at a steady job and taking care of yourself before a traumatic event or injury triggers a mental response. 

Disabled from work? You may still get Social Security disability

A disabling work injury may not be your fault, but it can change everything. Instead of leading a self-sufficient life and building wealth, you may be forced to rely on help from others -- both financially and in your everyday life. What can you do?

NPR series offers misleading picture of SSDI program

It wasn't the first time a widely broadcast news story cast aspersions on the Social Security disability program (we wrote about one such dubious claim a few months ago), but again Wisconsin residents with disabilities may have been taken aback by a recently broadcast series on National Public Radio.

Study: Lower back pain the leading global cause of disability

Thousands of Wisconsin residents are unable to work because of an injury. The types of these injuries are wide-ranging, and to receive much-needed Social Security benefits, it's often necessary to seek the help of a legal professional with experience in expediting Social Security disability claims. A key step in the process is proving to the Social Security Administration exactly what your disabling condition is.

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