Can You Receive SSD Benefits for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
If you’ve suffered repetitive hand or wrist injuries that have resulted in carpal tunnel syndrome, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits if your impairments prevent you from working. The SSD attorneys at Kocian Law Group may be able to help.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common hand and arm injury. It often stems from work-related complications. Some of the hallmark symptoms of this illness include burning, impairment of touch, numbness, pain, soreness, tingling, and weakness in the thumb, index finger, and middle finger.
To determine whether an individual is “disabled” for Social Security purposes, the SSA asks five questions:
- Is the individual presently engaged in any substantial gainful activity?
- Is the individual suffering from any severe physical (or mental) impairment?
- Is the individual suffering from any impairment which equals or exceeds those encompassed in the listing of impairments?
- Does the individual’s impairment prevent the performance of past relevant work?
- Does the individual’s impairment prevent her or him from doing any other type of work?
If you are unsure whether you qualify for disability benefits, then you need to consult with a law firm that can evaluate your case and help you seek the benefits you need.
When you hire the Kocian Law Group, we do the following on your behalf:
- Collect the information, including all of the medical data from your treating sources, and then show how your carpal tunnel syndrome is disabling,
- Demonstrate an inability to perform the tasks required of your previous occupation due to the severity of the carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Prove your carpal tunnel syndrome is so pervasive and impairing that the condition prevents you from engaging in any substantial gainful activity.
The Kocian Law Group handles these types of disability cases on a contingent-fee basis. This means that if there is no recovery of benefits for you, then there is no legal fee. This arrangement reduces your up-front costs and encourages us to strive for the best possible results.
Contact us now for your complimentary consultation; we are always available to listen to your case.