Can I Get Social Security Disability For A Lightning Strike Injury?

Jul 07, 2011 Comments Off on Can I Get Social Security Disability For A Lightning Strike Injury? by

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

Answer: Yes, it is possible to get Social Security disability benefits for injuries caused by a lightning strike. Some people may think that anyone hit by lightning is always killed but that is not true. Many people survive lightning strikes with varying degrees of damage.

 

No one is ever quite the same after being struck by lightning. Obviously, there may be severe burns but more likely there are diffuse damage to the nervous system including the brain. There may be personality changes and depression. There may be many problems that Social Security has trouble believing because they cannot be easily measured. Social Security disability claimants with lightning strike injuries often have to go to hearings before Social Security Administrative Law Judges (ALJs).

You might think that Social Security disability claims based upon lighting strike injuries would be rare. They are not all that common but they are not all that rare either. I have represented a number of Social Security disability claimants with lightning strike injuries.

Give my firm a call if you need help with your Social Security disability claim.

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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.