Our nation is built on the backs of construction workers, factory workers, farmers and other skilled laborers who work with heavy machinery, lift heavy loads and perform other physically strenuous tasks every day. Unfortunately, all this hard work can come at a price, particularly when it comes to a worker's back.
Back injuries can have numerous causes, whether they are the product of a one-time incident or the product of long-term stress. Such injuries could include herniated or slipped disks, compression of a nerve root, arachnoiditis, spinal stenosis or in severe cases even paraplegia. The back pain caused by these conditions can be so severe or degenerative as to keep the worker from being able to return to the workplace. Such pain can even result in a permanent disability, affecting every aspect of a worker's life. When this happens, a worker can become depressed, further complicating their health, ability to work and all in all destroying their quality of life.
When a worker is permanently unable to work they may find their financial situation quickly becomes dire. Not only are they facing steep medical expenses, but they also may find that without being able to earn an income, they cannot pay for the necessities of life including shelter, food, clothing and more. In these situations, workers may choose to seek Social Security disability benefits.
Our firm understands the challenges a person faces when applying for Social Security disability benefits. We work with other professionals, such as doctors, to bolster our clients' claims. While no two people are alike, no two applications will be the same. We treat each case individually. Florida residents looking for more information about pursuing Social Security disability benefits due to a back injury may find our webpage informative.