Back And Neck Injuries
Physical disabilities cause more than physical pain. Oftentimes, mental and emotional suffering also result. Financial stress due to loss of employment can add additional strain. At the Birmingham, Alabama, Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, our attorneys understand the impact a physical disability has on the entire family unit. Together, we will fight for the Social Security benefits you need to treat your disability, pay your bills and support your family.
Back Injuries Can Seriously Limit Your Quality Of Life
Back and neck injuries, such as herniated and bulging discs, facet joint disease, nerve root impingement, spinal stenosis, arthritis and other musculoskeletal, cervical and lumbar injuries can severely limit an individual’s ability to perform everyday tasks. For those who perform manual labor as part of their employment, neck and back injuries can be especially debilitating.
If a back or neck injury is limiting your ability to work, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. Since 1974, our attorneys have been helping clients suffering from neck and back injuries navigate the Social Security system and obtain the medical treatment and financial support they need.
At the Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, we understand the big difference Social Security benefits make in our clients’ lives. That is why our attorneys don’t give up when our clients’ initial claims are denied. Instead, we appeal the Social Security Administration’s decision all the way through the appropriate appeals levels to obtain the benefits our clients are entitled to receive.
Proving Back And Neck Injuries Rise To The Level Of A Disability
Because many soft tissue back and neck impairments cannot be seen with the naked eye, neurologists, orthopedists, rheumatologists and other neck and spine specialists are often needed to diagnose the extent of a neck or back impairment. At the Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, our lawyers guide our clients to the appropriate specialist for treatment who may order medical imaging — such as X-rays, MRIs and CAT scans — which are often necessary to prove the existence of a disability.