Arthritis often prevents individuals from engaging in activities they once enjoyed. In addition, pain and stiffness in the hips, the back, knees, hands and feet can make it impossible to maintain employment. At the Birmingham Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, our lawyers help individuals throughout Alabama who are suffering from arthritis successfully navigate the Social Security system and obtain the disability benefits they need to support themselves and their families.
Lawyers Who Are By Your Side Every Step Of The Way
There is no cure for arthritis. Medication and lifestyle changes can provide temporary pain relief. At the Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, we understand that physical pain affects the entire family. Physical pain can bring about changes in mood and negatively affect mental and emotional health, resulting in the breakdown of personal and family relationships. When arthritis prevents individuals from maintaining employment, lost wages can add financial strain, making it hard for families to make ends meet.
Our lawyers help those suffering from arthritis obtain the Social Security Disability benefits they are entitled to receive.
Many individuals’ initial claims for Social Security Disability benefits are denied. However, we do not take no for an answer. Our firm invests the necessary resources and manpower to see our clients’ claims for benefits through to fruition.
We Have Special Experience In Arthritic Disability Claims
In the United States, arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability. Those suffering from arthritis experience pain and swelling in the joints, and stiffness and fatigue. Rheumatoid and inflammatory arthritis can also cause damage to major organs and trigger heart attacks and strokes.
Our attorneys use medical evidence from rheumatologists, orthopedists and other medical professionals to prove the debilitating symptoms of arthritis. In the hearing, vocational experts testify as to the impact arthritis has on an individual’s ability to perform job duties and be reliable, productive workers.