Can I Get Social Security Disability For A Hand Injury?

Jul 29, 2011 Comments Off on Can I Get Social Security Disability For A Hand Injury? by

Question: Can I get Social Security disability for a hand injury?

Answer: Maybe. Isn’t that the way with lawyers; we never give a straight answer! Let me lay out the bad and the good about hand injury cases:

  • If the hand injury is going to heal in less than a year, you’re going to be denied on duration, since disability has to last a year to get Social Security disability.
  • If you’re over 50 your chances are better. If you’re over 55 your chances are much better. Under 50, it’s really tough to win a hand injury case.
  • If it is both hands that are injured, your chances are much, much better even if you’re under 50 — as long as you meet or will meet the one year duration requirement.
  • If you have other injuries, your chances may be better, depending upon the extent of the other injuries.
  • If your hand injury is causing chronic, severe pain, your chances of success are better.

Each case is unique. Contact us so we can evaluate your case.

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Charles Hall is the lead attorney for the Charles Hall Law Firm in Raleigh, NC. He has been practicing in the Social Security Disability law field since 1979, is published, and is ready to help new clients win their benefits in North Carolina.