Qualifying Disabilities

At the Birmingham, Alabama, Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, we care about our clients and strive to make a positive difference in their lives. We know the most important way we can help is by obtaining the Social Security Disability benefits our clients need to pay their bills and support their families. That is why our firm is committed to getting results.

Experienced Representation Can Get You Your Benefits

Serious and chronic physical injuries, as well as mental and emotional disorders — such as depression and anxiety — can make it impossible to work. When disabilities interfere with your ability to earn a living and support your family, there is a system in place to help. The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits to individuals struggling with physical, mental and emotional disorders.

At the Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, our firm doesn't hesitate to devote resources to our clients' Social Security claims, and we don't take no for an answer. Our attorneys have the experience, manpower and financial resources necessary to appeal denied claims and see our clients' cases through to fruition.

If you believe your disorder significantly impairs your ability to maintain employment, contact our lawyers today. Together, we will work to qualify your impairment as a disability and get the benefits you need.

Which Disabilities Qualify You For Social Security?

Many types of physical, mental, emotional and neurological impairments make it impossible for sufferers to be gainfully employed. At the Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, our lawyers help clients qualify for the Social Security Disability benefits they need to pay their bills and support their families. The SSA recognizes many types of impairments.

Common disabilities that may qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits include:

  • Arthritis
  • Back, neck and bone disorders
  • Cardiovascular problems, including heart disease and high blood pressure
  • Cancer
  • Seizures
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Lupus
  • COPD and emphysema
  • Neurological disorders
  • Vision and hearing impairments
  • Liver disease
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Organic brain dysfunction
  • Mental retardation
  • Fibromyalgia

Social Security Ruling 12-2 provides that fibromyalgia is a medically determinable impairment when it is established by appropriate medical evidence from a treating medical or osteopathic doctor over time. A person may have the impairment of fibromyalgia if he or she has all three of the following: (1) a history of widespread pain; (2) evidence that other disorders that could cause the symptoms or signs were excluded, and (3) at least 11 positive tender points on physical examination or repeated manifestations of six or more fibromyalgia symptoms, especially fatigue, cognitive or memory problems, waking unrefreshed, depression, anxiety disorder or irritable bowel syndrome. So, it is vital that you talk to your doctor to be sure that the doctor knows the importance of documenting these factors.

For a free initial consultation, contact the Birmingham disabilities attorneys and staff at the Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt. Call us today at 205-208-7980 or toll-free at 866-596-1238.