Helping People With Joint Pain Claim Disability Benefits
If you are experiencing severe joint pain due to an orthopedic injury, arthritis, or any other cause, you may be eligible for Social Security disability (SSD) or SSI benefits from the federal government. If your joint pain limits your ability to work, you should seriously consider applying for SSD.
At The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, our experienced attorneys help clients in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, and throughout western, central and upstate New York pursue disability benefits for joint pain. Contact us to set up a free consultation with a knowledgeable lawyer.
Seeking SSD When Joint Pain Affects Your Ability to Work
There are a number of orthopedic injuries and other medical conditions that can cause serious and chronic pain in the knees, ankles, elbows, shoulders, hips, hands and other joints. Among the most common conditions that can cause serious joint pain are:
- Rotator cuff tears and other shoulder injuries
- Injured ligaments and tendons
Joint pain can place serious limits on your ability to stand, sit, walk, lift, bend, reach, and handle objects. Since these abilities play an important role in most types of jobs, your joint pain may be limiting your ability to perform full-time employment.
As far as the Social Security Administration is concerned, joint pain can be considered a disability and entitle you to benefits if it places significant functional limitations that impair your ability to work.
Pursuing the Evidence Needed to Support Your Claim
If you have suffered an orthopedic injury or other condition that is causing you serious joint pain, our attorneys will work with your doctor to get the medical evidence we need to help you apply for SSD or SSI, or appeal a disability claim that has been denied.
We are experienced at helping our clients pursue all possible avenues to get the disability benefits they deserve. We will document both the medical extent of your injuries and their practical impact on your work ability. Contact us to discuss your options.