Sustained A Serious Back Or Knee Injury?
The good news about back and knee injuries in regard to filing for Social Security Disability benefits is that they are common medical conditions that are familiar to administrative law judges who review claimants’ appeals.
The not-so-good news about these injuries is that it can be difficult to accurately quantify how debilitating a back or knee injury actually is, and thus it may be more challenging to have a disability claim approved.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Sharon J. Meyers in Kansas City, Missouri, understand how to work with doctors to document your condition and gather the information that the Social Security Administration (SSA) needs. Denied claims often are the result of lack of medical evidence. Our ability to present this information accurately maximizes our clients’ chances of recovery.
Has The Pain Prevented You From Working?
If your knee pain has persisted for more than 12 months, or if it can be shown that it is expected to persist for more than 12 months and is great enough that it prevents you from engaging in work, you may be eligible for disability benefits.
Both back and knee pain can manifest themselves in numerous ways, and every individual may experience these symptoms differently. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause.
If you have back or knee pain, it is important that you are being treated for it. If you state that you are experiencing pain but do not have medical documentation to support your allegation, SSA cannot grant you benefits.
Our experienced legal team will help direct you to receive the proper treatment and assemble the right medical records to prove your disability case. We have won cases for clients that involved the full spectrum of back and knee injuries, including:
- Fractured vertebrae
- Herniated disc (slipped disk)
- Degenerated disk
- Ligament injuries (including ACL, MCL and PCL tears)
- Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
- Knee bursitis
Our Experienced Injury Lawyers Can Help You File A Disability Claim Today
Valid disability cases are lost because the claimant did not present enough medical evidence to win approval. The best way to prevent this from happening to you is to retain the services of our knowledgeable team. We will collect all the records necessary to prove the impact of your disabling injury and represent you at an ALJ hearing.