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Working with victims of brain injuries and other physical harm

Last week's informative post on this disability benefits legal blog discussed the very serious problems that are associated with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). A victim of TBI may be forced to live the remainder of their life with the consequences of their distress, which can include incapacity and the acquisition of a disability that prevents them from working.

Disability benefits may be available for victims of brain trauma

In recent years, research has been performed on the brains of deceased individuals who played football in the National Football League and at other competitive levels. Though many Oklahoma residents enjoy football as spectators, the players who fight on the gridiron can suffer significant trauma to their brains from the repetitive hits that their sport forces them to endure. Some of the players' brains that were studied showed signs of degeneration and impairments that could have affected the players' moods and overall health.

An amputation may qualify a person for disability benefits

A serious trauma can inflict significant and sometimes lifelong consequences on the health and well-being of an individual. For some who suffer injuries, there are no available medical treatments that will allow them to save their limbs and appendages. Nearly two million Americans live with amputations, and many of those individuals live right here in Oklahoma.

Talk to a lawyer about a disabling injury

Injuries can be difficult problems to overcome, regardless of how they are acquired. From the weekend warrior who strains himself on the field and pays for it the next few weeks to the seasoned athlete who trains themselves into a stress fracture, injuries can plague all body type and individuals. However, not all injuries arise from self-induced movement. Sometimes, injuries result from accidents, such as vehicle collisions, incidents at work and falls on hard surfaces.

Paralysis may qualify a person for disability benefits

Paralysis is a damaging physical condition that prevents a victim from having sensation in a part of their body. These traumatic injuries are generally the result of damage to the spinal cord, and depending on where a person suffers a spinal cord injury, their type of paralysis may differ. This post will briefly discuss spinal cord injuries and how they may qualify Oklahoma residents for Social Security Disability benefits, but readers are reminded that this post contains no legal or medical advice.

How common are traumatic brain injuries?

While many people have heard of traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, you might be alarmed at just how frequently they occur in the United States, including the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, area. The brain is located in the skull, which is part of the head, which sits on the neck at the top of a person's body. It should come as no wonder then, that the brain is vulnerable when a person is involved in an accident, whether it is a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall accident, an accident at a worksite, or even an accident while playing sports.

The "Worn Out Worker" Rule: SSD Benefits for Heavy Laborers

When you, a close friend or family member have spent the majority of your viable years earning a living through so-called "unskilled" heavy labor, it's not unusual to eventually find that your health has been negatively affected. What, then, do you do if you find yourself unable to continue doing the hard work you have done for years or decades - the work that financially supported you and your family?

What options do you have after suffering a work-related injury?

Many Oklahoma residents work hard for years to build a career and earn a living for themselves and their families. A person's job may be a significant part of his or her identity, or at least it consumes a substantial amount of the person's time. As a result, when someone suffers a work-related injury, it can send shockwaves through the individual's personal and professional life.

What financial help is available for those with a disability?

The future is bright for many young Oklahoma residents. At the same time, however, it is important to plan for unexpected adverse events that can happen in the future, and to understand how a person can protect himself or herself if these events actually happen.

Social Security disability benefits are not just for adults

There are few things more important to Oklahoma residents than their children. Oklahoma residents do what they can to provide for their children, which can be very difficult at times, particularly when a person is going through tough circumstances. Fortunately, there is help available that can help parents provide for themselves and their children.

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