Supplemental Security Income
Long Term Disability
About Disabling Impairments
Injuries and Related Illnesses
Disability in Children
Musculoskeletal injuries are those injuries that affect your muscles, bones, or nerves.
Some common musculoskeletal injuries include:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Cervical spine disorders
Degenerative disc disease
Knee injuries, like a torn ligament
Lower back pain
Lumbar spine disease
Shoulder injuries, like impingement or a rotator cuff tear
Such injuries may immediately prevent you from working or may progress over time worsening to the point where you can no longer work. In either of these incidences, we may help you claim disability benefits.
Establishing a disability claim:
If your job includes frequent lifting, carrying, or pushing heavy objects and you have a musculoskeletal injury preventing you from being able to carry out these tasks, you may be eligible for disability benefits.
Or if your musculoskeletal injury develops over time, like a pinched nerve from sitting all day, or repetitive stress injury from constantly typing on a keyboard, you may be eligible for disability benefits.
But you will need to do more than just complain of symptoms. A musculoskeletal injury must be causing severe functional limitations like difficulty sitting, standing, walking, lifting, and carrying objects, pushing, pulling, or hindering your ability to twist, bend, climb, or use your wrists, hands, or fingers.
Or your musculoskeletal injury may be degenerative and has caused permanent nerve damage and chronic, debilitating pain.
You must be under a doctor’s care and undergoing treatment that may include:
Medication prescription and management
Steroidal or other injections
The lawyers at the Law Offices of Sima G. Aghai can gather the documents needed to present an accurate picture of your situation, including your current and past treatment and your current and projected future functional ability.
We can then help you make a claim for benefits that might result in a lump sum or monthly cash benefits which may also entitle you to proper healthcare coverage under Medicare and Medi-Cal (California Medical Assistance) to help ease your pain.