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Common injuries that result in SSDI benefits

On Behalf of | Jun 13, 2019 | Injuries, Social Security Disability

People in Georgia try to avoid injuries as much as possible. This is because it is not fun to be hurt. Injuries can affect many different aspects of people’s lives, not just the body part that is actually injured. The more serious the injury, the more they will affect people’s lives. More severe injuries can also cause permanent damage and therefore cause permanent problems for the people’s lives. In these situations, one of the parts of people’s lives affected by the injuries could be their ability to work.

This adds another problem to these people’s lives. If people are unable to work due to an injury, it can create financial problems in addition to the physical problems one may be enduring due to the injury. People in these situations may be able to receive Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits. There are many types of injuries that can allow people to receive SSDI, but some injuries more commonly lead to SSDI benefits than others.

The most common injury that leads to SSDI benefits is arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems. These account for approximately a third of all disability cases. Arthritis in particular is probably the leading reason for SSDI benefits. Approximately a third of people say arthritis affects their ability to work in some way. Other common injuries that lead to SSDI benefits are back problems, issues with hips, broken bones that do not heal properly and many others.

People in Georgia are bound to be injured at some point in time in their lives. Most are not severe injuries and people will be able to recover in a relatively short period of time. However, not everyone recovers quickly and some injuries cause long-term or even permanent problems for people. If people are unable to work because of the injuries, they may be able to receive SSDI benefits to at least ease the financial burdens caused by the injury. The application process can be complicated though and experienced attorneys may be a useful resource.


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