Dedicated to Filing Claims for Disability Benefits
To qualify for disability benefits, you must prove the disabling effects and duration of your medical impairment. In addition, your claim must be supported by thorough medical documentation. Whether you or a family member suffers from a serious injury, illness, or mental health condition, it is important to understand your rights by working with an experienced disabilities law firm that can protect your interests. At the Disability Benefits Law Center, P.C., our Philadelphia medical conditions attorneys have extensive experience securing benefits for people in need.
When you suffer from a disability, you may be unable to care for your family, enjoy life or return to work. Let us help you obtain the financial benefits you need and deserve. Contact our Pennsylvania Social Security lawyers online or call 267-622-4475 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.
We Handle All Disability Claims
Our Philadelphia disability attorneys have extensive experience handling all types of disability claims, including:
Anxiety disorders: Anxiety can have a number of causes and serious symptoms, such as panic attacks, that may leave sufferers unable to work.
Arthritis: Arthritis can be marked by a number of symptoms that can make it impossible to perform most types of employment. The most important joints affected by arthritis that limit work are the hands, hips, knees and ankles.
Asthma/breathing problems: Breathing difficulties can leave you unable to handle everyday tasks, leave the house or secure employment. We can help you collect benefits if you suffer from asthma, emphysema, sarcoidosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other conditions that limit your ability to breathe.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)/Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD): Hyperactivity, impulsivity and distractibility can make employment or school difficult if not impossible. A condition such as ADHD is often diagnosed in tandem with other disorders, such as oppositional defiant disorder (ODD).
Back, neck and joint pain: Whether your back, neck or other joint pain is caused by a work injury, automobile accident or other circumstance, disabling joint pain can affect even the simplest motions and tasks and prevent you from sustaining work activity.
Bi-polar disorder/manic depression: This common medical condition involves much more than subtle mood swings. Severe depression and racing thoughts often alternate. Chemical imbalances in the brain can make it impossible to hold a steady job. We also handle claims arising from other forms of depression.
Cancer and leukemia: According to Social Security disability definitions, diagnosis with any form of cancer or leukemia will not automatically qualify you for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Depending on the severity of the diagnosis, however, you may be eligible for expedited consideration of your claim by SSA.
Carpal tunnel syndrome: This repetitive strain injury involving the hands and wrists can make most work tasks painfully unbearable.
Chronic fatigue syndrome: The difficulties posed by of diagnosing and documenting the symptoms of this medical condition are substantial. We know what type of documentation the Social Security Administration looks for and will help you and your doctors provide it.
Chronic pain conditions: Excessive pain from any number of causes can make work difficult, if not impossible. We also handle claims related to complex regional pain syndrome and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD).
Crohn's disease and colitis: Crohn's disease and colitis are disorders of the intestine that can cause severe pain, constipation, diarrhea and bowel and digestive system problems. If you are diagnosed with these or other intestinal disorders, we can help you provide the type of documentation that SSA is looking for.
Diabetes: Diabetes can result in painful and swollen feet, an inability to stand, vision issues, poor circulation, numbness and may lead to immobility. We can help you and your family deal with this illness and apply for benefits.
Disabled widows benefits/adult disabled children benefits: Benefits may be paid to a widow or widower who is between the ages of 50 and 60 and has a disability. Benefits are also available on a parent's earnings record for adult children who have a disability that can be proven to have begun before age 22.
Epilepsy/seizure disorders: It is of critical importance to have proper medical documentation if you are making a claim for a seizure disorder. SSA will also expect to see blood test results showing therapeutic levels of anti-seizure medication.
Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia sufferers are often unable to maintain employment. We routinely represent clients in complex cases involving fibromyalgia. We recommend treatment by a rheumatologist to strengthen these claims.
Headaches/migraines: Severe headaches can strike without warning and last for hours, days or weeks, which can make steady employment difficult. We recommend our clients keep a headache calendar to help document how severe the headaches are and how frequently they occur.
Heart conditions: We work with clients who have chronic or congenital heart conditions that limit their ability to work or obtain gainful employment.
Hepatitis C: Hepatitis C leads to chronic flu-like symptoms, including fatigue and malaise. If you suffer from Hepatitis C and are unable to work, let us help you explore your options and collect the benefits you deserve.
HIV and AIDS: Advances in medicine means that an HIV or AIDS diagnosis no longer means that you will automatically qualify for benefits. However, we can help you if your symptoms prevent you from working on a full-time basis.
Learning disorders/mental retardation: Learning disorders can affect the ways the brain processes certain information and may go undiagnosed well into adulthood. Mental retardation is normally diagnosed at an early age. Either situation may make work or school difficult, if not impossible.
Lupus: Lupus is a debilitating disease of the autoimmune system. If you or someone you know suffers from lupus, be sure to contact us. We have helped many individuals with lupus qualify for benefits and we work closely with the local Lupus Foundation.
Multiple sclerosis: This is a degenerative disease that may leave its victims severely impaired, immobilized or unable to work. We have helped many individuals with multiple sclerosis qualify for benefits and we work closely with the local MS Society.
Post-traumatic stress disorder: Victims of crime, military service members and individuals who have suffered highly stressful events (frequently in their childhood) can suffer debilitating post-traumatic stress symptoms that often leave them unable to work. We help these clients explore their options for disability benefits.
Schizophrenia: This brain disorder can result in serious effects that leave its victims unable to hold a steady job. We can help sufferers and their family members apply for much-needed benefits.
Strokes : We work with stroke victims to qualify for benefits and demonstrate the cumulative impact on daily life and the inability to sustain employment.
Traumatic brain injury: A brain injury may not be diagnosed until long after an accident. We can help you get the medical documentation you need to qualify for benefits.
Vision problems: If you are legally blind, you may be entitled to benefits. Even if you are not considered to be blind, if your vision problems prevent you from working, you may qualify for benefits.
Contact Us Now for a Free Consultation
To find out how we may be able to help you, contact our lawyers online or call 267-622-4475 for a free initial consultation. We take all cases on a contingency basis, so you owe us nothing unless we win your claim.