Can I Get Social Security Disability For Heel Fractures?

Oct 25, 2011 Comments Off on Can I Get Social Security Disability For Heel Fractures? by

Question: Can I get Social Security disability for heel fractures?

Answer: Very possibly.

If you have suffered a fracture to either or both of your heels, you know the sad story about heel fractures by now. They never heal or at least they seem never to heal properly. A heel fracture is generally a problem that lasts for the rest of your life. Bilateral heel fractures, that is fractures of both heels, are really bad. People who have suffered this sort of injury have major, major problems walking. Unfortunately, people who have one heel fracture often have two heel fractures. It takes a lot of energy to fracture a heel. The cases I have seen have either occurred when someone fell from some height and landed on both feet or where someone was in a head-on automobile crash, with the feet bearing a huge impact.

When you are talking about an impairment that affects standing and walking, as heel fractures do, age is quite important at Social Security. If you are over 50, a heel fracture is usually strong evidence of disability as long as you have not been doing sedentary work.  If you are under 50 or have been doing sedentary work, it is a bit harder but certainly not impossible, especially if you are dealing with bilateral heel fractures.

At the Charles T. Hall Law Firm, we help people with all sorts of disabilities. We represent claimants in a wide area of North Carolina, from Raeford to Ahoskie, from Oxford to Farmville.

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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.