Chicago Back Injury Attorneys

Illinois Social Security Disability Lawyers

The back is made up of bones and joints of the spine (vertebrae), discs separating the vertebrae, and muscles and ligaments holding the spine together. Back and spine injuries can be caused by damage, wear and tear, or trauma to the bones, muscles, ligaments, or other tissues of the back and spine. Back injuries often occur during sports or recreational activities, work-related tasks, home projects, or auto accidents. Some common back injuries include sprains and strains, herniated disks, and fractured vertebrae.

If a back injury prevents you from working, you may be eligible for social security disability benefits. In order to be eligible for social security disability benefits, such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), an applicant must show that his or her back injury prevents the applicant from engaging in any kind of employment. An applicant can do so by showing the Social Security Administration (SSA) that his or her back injury meets the medical criteria for musculoskeletal injury set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations or that his or her back injury interferes with his or her functional capacity to perform work at any level.

Claim Process

The social security disability claim process begins by filing an application with the Social Security Administration. The application requires comprehensive and detailed information regarding your medical condition, employment history and financial situation.

After a social security disability application has been filed, the claim is submitted to the state agency responsible for reviewing the application. The claim may possibly be assigned to an adjudicator who may request additional information or arrange for an examination by an independent medical examiner.

If your social security disability claim is denied, a Request for Reconsideration may be filed with the State Disability Determination Agency and a new adjudicator may be assigned to review the claim. If a Request for Reconsideration of your social security disability claim is denied, a Request for Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge may then be filed.

If you have suffered a back injury, contact the Chicago social security disability law firm of Ankin Law to learn more about how we can help you with your social security disability claim following a back injury.


Our Location

Ankin Law

10 N Dearborn, Suite 500
Chicago, Illinois 60602

(872) 529-9377