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A discussion of paralysis and its many life-altering symptoms

Paralysis can result from a number of traumas and medical conditions, including but not limited to spinal cord injuries, strokes, and Bell's palsy. The clearest indicator of paralysis in a patient is the inability of the patient to move their body. Depending upon the type, location, and nature of the paralysis the patient may suffer significant impairment to their extremities, torsos, and internal systems. This post is offered to provide Oklahoma residents with some information on how deeply paralysis can affect individuals and how this condition can form the basis of a disability benefits claim. It should not, however, be read as legal or medical advice.

Why are spinal cord injuries so serious?

An injury to a person's spinal cord can be a life-altering event. Although different spinal cord injuries may result in significantly varying symptoms and degrees of harm, serious trauma to the spinal cord can render a person disabled and unable to work. This post will offer Oklahoma residents some insights into the true challenges that spinal cord injury victims may face but, as with all medical information offered on this blog, this post should not be read as medical or legal advice.

Burn injuries and disability benefits

Burns can be painful and disfiguring. When they are left untreated they can become infected and result in secondary illnesses that can threaten the health and well-being of their victims. While most Oklahoma residents have suffered burns from hot pans, electrical equipment, or even the sun, only the most unfortunate have experienced burns severe enough to keep them out of work.

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?

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