Chicago Spinal Injuries Attorneys

Illinois Social Security Disability Lawyers

Spinal injuries can have a significant and devastating effect on a person’s life, making even the most ordinary daily activities difficult to perform and making work-related activities nearly impossible.  The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs along the back and carries impulses to and from the brain to the rest of the body.  The backbone, which is comprised of vertebrae, surrounds the spinal cord to protect it.

Spinal injuries are characterized by damage to the spinal cord, resulting in a loss of function or even paralysis.  Spinal injuries can be caused by catastrophic accidents, such as a car accident, fall or gunshot injury, or by diseases such as polio or spina bifida.

There are two types of spinal cord injuries – complete and incomplete spinal injuries.  Complete spinal injuries involve a complete loss of sensation and movement (i.e. paralysis) below the site of the injury.  Incomplete spinal injuries may still allow for some function below the site of the injury.

If you suffer from a spinal injury and are unable to work as a result, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).  Spinal injuries are covered by Section 1.00 of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) “Listing of Impairments,”.  Even if applicant does not meet the specific medical condition requirements in the “Listing of Impairments,” however, he or she may still qualify for social security disability benefits if he or she can show that residual functional capacity is limited in such a way that engaging in substantial gainful activity (i.e. work) is not possible.

The skilled Chicago spinal injury attorneys at Ankin Law focus on helping clients with spinal injuries obtaining the appropriate social security disability benefits.  We will  guide you through the entire disability application process to ensure that the appropriate medical and vocational information is included with your social security disability application.  At Ankin Law, our knowledgeable Chicago social security disability attorneys pride themselves on providing individual attention and personalized legal advice to each and every one of our clients based on their specific needs.

After thoroughly explaining the social security laws and claims process to you, we will help prepare the Social Security forms that must be filed with the SSA as part of the claim process.  We will review the medical documentation and vocational information regarding your spinal cord injury in order to best present your case to the SSA.  After your application is filed, our Chicago disability claim attorneys will closely monitor the status of your claim and promptly notify you of any developments or requests for additional information.  If a hearing is necessary, we will prepare you for your social security disability benefits hearing and advocate on your behalf at the hearing.

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If you suffer from a spinal injury and are unable to work as a result of your condition, contact us at (872) 529-9377 to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled Chicago social security disability attorneys.


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Ankin Law

10 N Dearborn, Suite 500
Chicago, Illinois 60602

(872) 529-9377