Individuals who have worked in the past but are rendered unable to work due to the onset of a medical condition or disability or after suffering an injury or illness are able to seek benefits from the Social Security Administration through the Social Security disability insurance program.
An orthopedic disorder is one that impacts the bones, muscles or joints of a person. Injuries or conditions that affect the bones, muscles, joints, and the spine are all orthopedic in nature. Many orthopedic injuries heal with time, while many orthopedic conditions or disorders have the potential to last a lifetime. Most individuals who have an orthopedic disorder or injury can be eligible for Social Security disability benefits if their condition severely impacts their ability to work, or prevents them from working all together.
Orthopedic disorders are generally characterized as musculoskeletal disorders, which is one grouping of disorders that are specifically provided for in Section 1 of the Social Security Administration’s Disability Evaluation Under Social Security book of conditions and illnesses that are eligible for Social Security disability benefits.
In order to be eligible for Social Security disability benefits because of your orthopedic disorder, you must be able to demonstrate your condition. A handful of specific conditions that the Social Security Administration will evaluate includes:
Orthopedic disorders can be debilitating and if your condition prevents you from working any longer, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. A Social Security disability claim lawyer in Arizona can help you complete an application for Social Security disability benefits based on your orthopedic disorder. A Social Security disability claim lawyer can also assist you in the event that your claim is denied. The experienced Arizona disability lawyers at Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC know how to navigate with the Social Security disability claim system and we can help you get the benefits you need.
At Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC, we are committed to assisting our clients with obtaining the Social Security disability benefits that they need when they can no longer work. An experienced Social Security disability lawyer can provide you with guidance on the claim application process. Please call us at 855-325-4781 to schedule a free initial consultation. If your disability prevents you from visiting one of our offices, we can make arrangements to come to you.