Find Out About Spinal Cord Injuries and Disability Benefits
A spinal cord injury is generally caused by a traumatic blow to the spine or the head that results in a devastating injury and disability. the vertebrae, can lead to a loss of movement and sen The spinal cord is a sensitive area that transmits information from the brain to the rest of the body. An injury, such as a fracture or compression ofsation and result in paralysis.
Additionally, a spinal cord injury may eventually involve the bowel, bladder, respiratory system, and heart, among other problems.
In the U.S. its estimated about 12,000 people become spinal cord disabled every year and as many as 400,000 Americans may be living with spinal cord disabilities. In some cases, the condition may have resulted from the negligence of others, for example, if a seat belt or a helmet failed to protect the user. In other cases, the injured may have fallen, may have been injured on a trampoline or the victim of an act of violence.
The level of injury received, as well as the prognosis, will determine the eligibility for disability benefits.
Jacksonville SSD Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers at Farah & Farah Can Help
As soon as you suffer a catastrophic injury to your spine, you would be well-advised to apply for Social Security benefits and Medicare, as well as Medicaid disability benefits as it can take up to two years to prove your eligibility. If you are denied disability benefits, the Jacksonville Social Security disability benefits lawyers at Farah & Farah, P.A., will accompany you to a hearing and help you reapply with all of the relevant information and a thorough accounting of your spinal cord injury and how it prevents you from returning to the workplace. Call 855-797-9899 today.