They Put A Metal Plate In Me After I Broke A Bone. Can I Get Social Security Disability?

Nov 08, 2011 Comments Off on They Put A Metal Plate In Me After I Broke A Bone. Can I Get Social Security Disability? by

Question: They put a metal plate in my after I broke a bone. Can I get Social Security disability?

Answer: Maybe. Most of the time when you have a metal plate put in because of a broken bone, you get better and go back to work in a few weeks to a few months. To get Social Security disability (unless you are literally dying) you must have been out of work for at least a year or be expected to be out of work for at least a year. Sometimes fractures take that long to heal. Sometimes they never heal.

Metal plates aren’t used for all fractures. They are generally used for the more serious fractures. More serious fractures tend to leave behind problems. That bone or joint is never the same again. This residual damage may be enough that Social Security will consider you disabled. A lot depends upon your age. It’s less difficult to get on Social Security disability if you are over 50, especially if you are 55 or older.

We will be happy to look at your case involving a metal plate for a fracture. Just contact us. We represent Social Security claimants over a wide area of North Carolina. Whether you are in Winston-Salem or Morehead City, Henderson or Lumberton, contact us. We’ll be happy to talk with you about 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.