If you were to take the time to look around your workplace for potential
hazards, you would probably find a handful of dangers, some of them unnoticed
or unaddressed. This is not an uncommon situation, but frequency of occurrence
is not an excuse for letting it happen. People seriously injured at work
need to be able to find some support to keep them financially stable as
For most people in Reno, Nevada, this means applying for Social Security
Disability Insurance (SSDI or SSD) benefits. When done correctly, a successful
SSDI benefits application can set you and your family up for monies that
provide for medical bills and day-to-day needs. When done incorrectly,
a SSDI benefits application can just be another source of frustration.
Before you file for SSDI benefits, keep these three helpful bits of information in mind:
Duration requirements: In order for your injury to be considered debilitating enough to be recognized
by Social Security Disability Insurance, it needs to be severe enough
to keep you from performing your regular job duties for at least a year.
It is important to realize, however, that you do
not need to wait a full year before you apply for SSD benefits.
Medical evaluations: As with any injury, if you think you need medical attention, you should
not hesitate to get it, even if your employer discourages you. For accidents
on the job, it is often a good idea to see a doctor, regardless if you
feel any pain or not. This will create a medical record of what happened,
which is incredibly important when you decide you need to apply for SSDI benefits.
Appeals: One of the biggest concerns that people feel when applying for SSDI benefits
is what they will do if they are denied. The common misconception is that
a denial is the end of the line. In actuality, you can file for an appeal
on your denial and argue for your case a second time. A surprising number
of applications are accepted during appeals, perhaps because it shows
that you truly believe you need the benefits to continue living comfortably.
Help is Available
No one should have to enter an intimidating legal situation alone, especially
when they are not familiar with how litigation and laws work. For most
people out there, they require the professional assistance of a Reno Social
Security Disability lawyer. At Disability Action Advocates, we can review
your accident report and determine your best course of action. Ultimately,
we will not be satisfied with your case until you are.
Dial 775.359.6990 today and request a
complimentary consultation with our team. You will be glad you did.