Although many people hope to be able to continue to work in industry, construction or other physically demanding fields until they are ready to retire, such is sadly not the case for many Florida workers.
In some situations, these workers experience a serious and debilitating injury because of some work-related accident. In many other situations, just the grind of daily lifting and moving wears a person’s body down to the point where they develop problems with their muscles, bones or tendons and ligaments.
Particularly if these injuries are in sensitive parts of the body, like the back, they can result in excruciating pain. In serious cases, they can also limit the ability of a person to move freely and can even lead to tinging or paralysis in some areas of the body, particularly if the injury is affecting one’s nerves.
In any event, when a Florida resident winds up unable to work, he or she will likely need to find some means of financial support. In addition to possibly submitting a workers’ compensation claim, this person will also want to consider filing a claim for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration.
In this respect, the professionals at our law office have decades of experience helping clients get benefits, whether they be SSDI benefits or SSI benefits, when they have been able to recover from a work-related injury so as to return to their line of work.
We have helped people dealing with a whole range of problems with their muscles and bones, many of which are related to their work. For instance, we have represented victims of spinal cord injuries as well as those who are dealing with the loss padding around their joints or vertebrae disks.
Once we take on a new case, we will work diligently to gather appropriate evidence that will convince the Social Security Administration to award benefits. These benefits can then in turn be used to help an injured person maintain a reasonable standard of living while they focus on recovery.