Do Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

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Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) have been all over the news in the last five years—in large part due to their prevalence among NFL players. However, you do not need to be a professional athlete to suffer one of these life-changing injuries. Whether your TBI occurred in a workplace accident, auto accident, serious fall, or other circumstance, it can severely impact many aspects of your life, including your ability to work.

So do TBIs qualify for Social Security benefits under Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)? If they are serious enough to prevent you from working, they absolutely can qualify for benefits. Keep reading to find out how that seriousness is assessed.

Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries

The impacts of TBIs are far-reaching and can impair everything from motor skills and cognitive abilities to communication, mobility, and more. It can lead to difficulty with motions large and small and can cause other brain-related effects like seizures, dizziness, or even impaired vision. Needless to say, many of these symptoms alone could dramatically impair your ability to work—let alone when taken together.

Supporting Your Claim

Of course, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is famously strict about approving individuals for benefits. In order to maximize your chances of a successful claim, it is important that you provide all the documentation you have for your condition, from your initial diagnosis and lab results to treatment programs, work trials, and a medical report from your doctor. The SSA will evaluate the specifics of your condition to assess your remaining ability to work.

Social Security Disability Attorneys for Individuals With TBIs

At Drew L. Johnson, P.C. Attorneys at Law, we know just how frustrating it can be to have an injury that prevents you from being able to work. We’ve dedicated our careers to helping Eugene and Albany qualify for appropriate SSDI or SSI benefits for their injuries. We’ll help you navigate the application process from start to finish so you can get the financial support you need to live a happy and healthy life. Call (541) 434-6466 today to schedule a free initial consultation for your claim.