Back pain can be severe, but sporadic. One day you may feel fine. The next day you cannot get out of bed. Chronic back, neck, and spinal problems can make even a desk job intolerable. If you have always worked at jobs requiring heavy labor, a back injury can put a sudden end to your career.
Receiving Social Security Disability benefits for back, neck, and spine injuries can be tricky. Back pain is difficult to measure and the cause of your pain may be hard to prove. Unless you have a measurable neurological damage or a spinal cord injury, the evidence of your back injury on X-rays, MRIs, or other diagnostic tests that support your disability claim, may not be enough, by itself, to win your case.
At Morgan & Weisbrod, our Social Security Disability attorneys have been helping injured people in Texas receive Social Security Disability benefits for back, neck, and spinal pain for decades. Please contact our law firm today to discuss your case.
If you have back pain so severe that you are unable to make it through an 8 hour day, even at home, without having to lie down or recline, you are disabled for Social Security purposes regardless of your age.
Doing a Job vs. Holding a Job
In cases of back or neck pain, a job expert may be brought in to assess the type of work you are capable of doing. Being able to perform the tasks of a job is not the only consideration.
Our Social Security Disability attorneys understand the difference between the ability to do a job and the ability to hold a job. Even though you may be able to work, you may not be able to do the job consistently. If you would have to miss two or more days of work a month on average because of your back pain, you may be considered unable to hold a job and, thus, be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.
To discuss the specifics of your back, neck, or spinal injury disability claim, please contact Morgan & Weisbrod today. The initial consultation is free and you will pay no costs or fees unless you win disability benefits. If you have questions about receiving Social Security Disability in Texas, we can help.
From offices in Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston, the Social Security Disability Claims attorneys of Morgan & Weisbrod, LLP help disabled people throughout Texas receive the disability benefits they deserve. Cities we serve include Tyler, Longview, Austin, El Paso, Lubbock, San Antonio, Waco, Amarillo, Bryan, College Station, Angleton, Galveston, Sugar Land, Beaumont, Arlington, Irving, Denton, McKinney, Plano, Carrollton, Amarillo, Corpus Christi, Brownsville, and Abilene.
by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.