Can You Get Social Security Disability For A Broken Bone?

Jul 23, 2011 Comments Off on Can You Get Social Security Disability For A Broken Bone? by

Question: Can you get Social Security disability for a broken bone?

Answer: Yes, you can get Social Security disability for a broken bone but it isn’t easy.

The problem with fractures is the requirement that to get Social Security disability that you must have been or be predicted to be  disabled for at least a year. The overwhelming majority of fractures heal in less than a year. Some don’t, though. If you have a fracture that may not heal within a year, give us a call.

There is also the question of how well a fracture heals. As we get older, fractures tend to cause more permanent impairment and I’m not necessarily talking about fractures that happen after one gets older. Even childhood fractures that seemed to heal and not be much of a problem when one is young can become a big problem when one gets older. This is especially the case when the fracture is in or near a joint.

At the Charles T. Hall Law Firm, we regularly help people who have disability claims based upon fractures. Contact us if we can help you.

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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.