What is an Orthopedic Injury?

An orthopedic injury that dramatically affects your ability to function could end your working career far sooner than you planned. This could be any type of skeletal or muscular injury. A back injury, hip injury, fractured bone, or ruptured muscle or tendon could prevent you from earning the income that you need to provide for yourself and your family. If you have suffered a severe orthopedic injury, you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits. Our law firm can help you recover them. An orthopedic injury is one of the common disorders for which many Americans file claims. The Plano Social Security disability attorneys at Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, can help you determine if you are eligible for benefits. Our firm has years of experience resolving Social Security claims favorably and considerable knowledge of the laws and program guidelines.

Orthopedic Injury Disability Benefits in Plano

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are paid to disabled individuals who have worked at least 5 of the past 10 years and paid their Social Security taxes (FICA). Requirements are different for people under the age of 31. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are not based on time worked or taxes paid. They are awarded according to the needs of the disabled person. Under federal law, there is a strict definition of “disability” for these benefits. The application process can be cumbersome due to the extensive documentation that must be submitted to substantiate your right to benefits. You must prove your eligibility under every requirement. Our knowledgeable Plano Social Security disability lawyers can guide you through the process and help you pursue the benefits that you are due under this federal program.

Most Social Security Disability Benefits Claims Are Denied

Unfortunately, a majority of Social Security disability claims are initially denied. This is not necessarily because the applicant is not eligible, but rather, because the forms were not completed properly or because the necessary medical information was not supplied. A knowledgeable lawyer from our firm can ensure that your application is accurate and complete. If your claim has been denied, you have a right to appeal.

For assistance with your application or appeal, contact us as soon as possible.