If you are suffering from physical or mental disabilities, injuries or illnesses, you are painstakingly aware of the impact it has had on your life. You endure the pain every day along with the frustrations that come from being unable to return to your normal activities or being limited in what you are able to do.
However, even if you are unable to work and everyone around you can see that, it can be difficult to prove to the Social Security Administration that you are unable to work. At the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod and Baril, PLLC, we work closely with individuals in Knoxville and throughout Tennessee to help them receive the benefits they need.
Qualifying Physical Impairments
Although your physical limitations may be obvious to you and the individuals you spend your time with, there are strict guidelines for proving you are disabled. Our attorneys work closely with our clients to help ensure they have the necessary medical paperwork and other supporting documentation. We help individuals receive compensation for a range of physical injuries and illnesses, including:
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Spinal impairments
- Degenerative disk disease
- Herniated disks
- Shoulder injuries
- Torn rotator cuffs or meniscus injuries
- Arthritis or osteoarthritis
- Hip and knee replacements
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
Qualifying Mental Health Disorders
Although individuals who struggle with mental disorders may appear healthy from the outside, they may face as many struggles and limitations as individuals with physical limitations. We work with our clients to compile the information necessary to build a strong claim, and we have helped individuals receive benefits for a range of mental illnesses, including:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar disorder
If you are interested in learning more about whether your injury or illnesses qualify for SSDI or SSI benefits, schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers. We can be reached by calling (865) 546-1111 or by completing an online contact form.