If you suffered a back or neck injury that will keep you out of the workforce for a year or more, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). But many back injury claims are rejected for lack of evidence of the severity, the duration or the limitations of the injury.
At Law Offices of Dennis Kenny, P.C., we help people properly document their claims to improve their chances of securing SSDI. Our experienced Newburgh back injury lawyers have handled every type of back, neck and spinal injury case. With offices in the Hudson Valley and Albany area, we handle disability cases statewide.
Fighting For You In SSDI Cases
Whether you were injured in an accident, aggravated an old injury or gradually developed a bad back, we understand how debilitating and frustrating it can be. We understand that you may look fine on the outside but experience serious pain from normal activities, let alone the rigors of a job.
Our attorneys have won Social Security Disability benefits for clients in a wide range of cases:
- Spinal cord injury — paraplegia, quadriplegia, partial paralysis
- Fractured vertebrae
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated disk (slipped or ruptured disk)
- Cervical sprains and back strains (torn muscles or tendons)
- Nerve compression
Proving That A Back Injury Is Disabling
Damage to a disk, the spinal cord or the bones of the back are readily proved, but soft tissue injuries are trickier. Getting a specific diagnosis and following up with treatment are critical to your SSDI claim. We work with your doctors to document the intensity and frequency of pain, reduced mobility and any medical restrictions.
Lower back injuries can be incapacitating. The Social Security Administration recognizes that people over age 50 may have a harder time returning to physical labor or may not have transferable desk-job skills. Younger workers sidelined by nagging back injuries may qualify for SSDI, especially if the chronic pain and stress lead to psychological effects, such as depression or anxiety.
We will do everything we can to secure your benefits, from documenting your initial claim to appealing a denied claim. You may still qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance if you had to abandon a work attempt because of your neck or back condition.
Contact Our Law Office
Contact us today for a free consultation. Call us at 845-764-4494 or 888-312-5516 to discuss your specific case in a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable Albany, New York, back injury lawyer.