If you or someone close to you has experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you know how it can alter everything about your life.
You start your day like any other. Then comes a fall, a car accident or another kind of incident involving a blow to your head. Your injury may leave you with:
With treatment, some symptoms may improve in the months after the TBI event. Despite treatment, individuals who experience a TBI may be left with significant limitations in their physical or mental abilities.
If the limitations after an injury are so serious that you can’t work, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can help you get your life back in order.
But you applied for benefits already and got denied. What should you do?
You can, and should, appeal the decision with help from lawyers who know how to turn denials into approvals. That’s the Becker Law Office. We’ve helped thousands of people in Madison, Wausau and across Wisconsin.
Disability law is all we do.
You can take more than one path toward qualifying for disability benefits with a traumatic brain injury.
One way is by showing that a combination of your age, education, work history, skills and the degree of physical work you can complete rules you out for continuing to work. You can also demonstrate that you generally can’t sustain work after your injury.
Another way is to meet the requirements of Social Security’s traumatic brain injury listing. Under these Social Security rules, an individual would:
You will need strong medical evidence from doctor visits and tests to prove to Social Security that your injury is severe enough to keep you from working.
You can get the lawyers at the Becker Law Office to evaluate your case without any charge to you.
If you have a TBI and Social Security denied your claim for disability benefits, don’t wait to appeal.
You only have 60 days from your denial letter to start your appeal.
When you worked, you paid into the Social Security Disability system. Now that you can’t work, you should make a claim for benefits.
But filing an appeal is a complex legal process. First, you ask Social Security to reconsider. Later, you may need to take your case for benefits to a judge.
You need to correct weaknesses in your initial application. You need to provide new evidence. You need to fill out forms detailing your medical history and work history.
Get a law firm with the experience and knowledge to help you through every step.
The lawyers at the Becker Law Office will focus on winning your appeal so you can focus on your family and your health. We’ll be upfront with you about your chances of receiving benefits. And we’ll fight to prove the government was wrong to deny your claim.
You won’t pay any attorney’s fees until you win your case.
If you can’t work because TBI makes it too difficult, don’t give up. Disability benefit checks can make a difference in your life.