Has a burn injury prevented you from being able to work and provide for your family?
Get Disability Benefits for Burns.
Burns are one of the most painful injuries imaginable. They can be caused by fire, electricity or chemicals. In some cases, burns can require extensive treatment and prevent you from working.
If you or a loved one is suffering from severe burn injuries and has been (or is expected to be) out of work for 12 months or longer, you could be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. The Disability team at McDonald Law Firm will be glad to evaluate your circumstances, file your disability claim and work to get you Disability Benefits for Burns.
Disability Benefits for Burns isn’t guaranteed.
Just because you’ve been burned, doesn’t mean you’ll automatically be approved for Disability Benefits for Burns. Some burns are minor and heal quickly. Others are more severe and require surgery and hospitalization. You’ll have to make your case to the Social Security Administration (SSA), which will consider all of your symptoms, including your pain, to determine whether your condition is severe enough to warrant Social Security Disability benefits.
If you have injuries or burns that are still being treated, you must prove to the Social Security Administration that you:
- have burns or soft tissue injuries to your arms, legs, trunk, face or head
- are undergoing treatment by a surgeon in an effort to salvage or restore function to the burned or injured area
- will not have functional use of the burned areas for at least 12 months
If you have injuries or burns that are no longer being surgically treated, you must prove that:
- you have burns with extensive skin lesions that have lasted or are expected to last for at least 12 months
Skin lesions are considered “extensive” when they are in different parts of the body or are in critical areas, such as on the soles of feet or palms, which would seriously limit walking or completing basic tasks.
Evidence is critical to getting Disability Benefits for Burns.
The Social Security Administration realizes that burns get better with time. It’s important to keep detailed records and notes so you can prove that your injuries prohibit you from obtaining or maintaining gainful employment. These could include:
- Surgical and medical records
- Bills for medication
- Photographs of your injuries
- A journal detailing the severity of your pain and the activities you can no longer perform
Denied Disability Benefits for Burns? Don’t give up.
If your claim for Disability Benefits for Burns was turned down, do not worry. More than two-thirds of all Social Security Disability claims are initially denied. Your chances for getting approved goes up if you appeal your denied Disability claim – and enlist the help of an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer.
The skilled attorneys at McDonald Law Firm know what the SSA wants, how to get the evidence they need, and what it takes to win your case on appeal. Don’t wait! You only have 60 days to file an appeal for a denied Disability claims.
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Obtaining Disability Benefits for Burns can be a long and difficult process. Make it easy on yourself. Call us today at 877-568-8413.