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What are the long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury?

Readers of this Charlotte disability benefits blog are asked to remember that this post does not provide any legal or medical advice. The comments made herein are informational only. Readers who have further questions about traumatic brain injuries, disability benefits, and other topics are asked to pursue them with their medical care providers and disability benefits attorneys.

How spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis

Paralysis is a serious medical condition that prevents a person from moving their body or feeling sensations below the point of a spinal cord injury. When a North Carolina resident suffers a spinal cord injury their situation could follow any of several paths. They may experience a full recovery, or they may experience a partial recovery. Individuals with severe spinal cord injuries may be permanently paralyzed and disabled by their injuries.

Will an injury support a disability claim even if it was treated?

Serious injuries can leave victims with life-long pain and suffering. Whether a North Carolina resident suffered harm in a vehicle accident, while performing the duties of their work or in another situation, they may discover that even with medical intervention they are still severely limited in what they are able to do. In some cases, a person's injury may support a claim for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration, even if they have received treatment for it.

What is spinal stenosis?

An injury that affects a person's spine can be detrimental to their long-term health. That is because the spine, which includes the spinal cord and spinal column, affects practically every other part of the body. As the spinal cord sends brain messages through the body's network of nerves, any injuries to it or its protective spinal column can be disastrous to the rest of a North Carolina resident's system.

Amputations can disable a person in North Carolina

Amputation involves the surgical removal of a part of a person's body. Suffering an injury or illness that requires amputation can be traumatic to an individual who has enjoyed the full and complete use of their limbs and appendages. When amputation becomes a medical necessity, a person may find that they are unable to do the things that they were able to do prior to their procedure.

Understanding the impact of a traumatic brain injury

Over the summer this Charlotte-based disability benefits legal blog offered its readers a post on how concussions may serve as the bases of claims for disability benefits. Concussions are a form of brain injury and brain injuries can range in severity from minor to life-threatening. This post will address what traumatic brain injuries are and why they may avail their sufferers to support from the Social Security Administration's disability benefits' programs.

Keep ambiguity out of your application for disability benefits

A disabling accident or injury can leave a Charlotte resident with years of recovery and the inability to work. This devastating combination can create financial as well as physical hardships in that person's life and may cause them to suffer as they work to find normalcy. However, not all men and women who endure these serious incidents are able to get back to their jobs, and when an injury-based disability claims someone's ability to hold down a job they may need to turn to the Social Security Administration's disability benefits' programs for help.

Severe burn injuries and disability benefits applications

A significant injury can cause a Charlotte resident to experience life-long pain and suffering. They may not be able to work due to the harm that they have suffered, and as such they may struggle to find ways to make ends meet. As previously discussed on this North Carolina disability benefits blog, injuries can, in some cases, form the bases of disability benefits claims.

Disability benefits for spinal cord disorders

There is no such thing as a good injury but North Carolina residents may be aware that damage sustained to certain parts of their bodies may result in more significant impairments than harm endured to other body parts. For example, a person who suffers a shoulder injury may find that they have difficulty moving their arm or performing lifting duties; a person who suffers a spinal cord injury, however, may lose complete function of their arms and even their legs depending upon the severity and location of their wound.

Help for when an injury keeps you out of work

Getting hurt and not being able to work can be very hard on a Charlotte resident. If their injury is something that they can recover from and that will eventually allow them to get back to work, they may have short-term options for getting financial help until they are back on their feet. If, though, their injury is permanent and disabling they may need a long-term option for staying financially afloat.

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