The brain is such a complex part of the body and the linchpin in basic human functioning that when a Missourian suffers a brain injury, it can cause an endless stream of problems in the long and short term. Those who have suffered a brain injury might find themselves unable to function normally, need therapy and other treatments, and not be able to work. It is in these cases that Social Security disability benefits will be necessary and a lawyer is imperative to get approved for SSD benefits.
A brain injury can happen at work, when playing sports, after a motor vehicle accident, or by simply suffering from a spontaneous injury. There are many ways it can happen and the severity can range from the mild to the severe. Those who have a mild brain injury might need a minimal amount of treatment and help. From there, the amount of damage can rise to being treatable with the person relatively able to function on his or her own to needing help 24/7 to do even the simplest tasks. Any brain injury might meet the requirements to for qualifying SSD benefits for injury and having legal help in applying is crucial.
After a brain injury, treatment is paramount. But that can cost money and time and not everyone has the insurance coverage or the finances to pay for it. Add in the inability to work and the aftermath can lead a person to financial ruin while not even providing all the treatment to get better. Families can be torn apart after a person has suffered a brain injury. Legal filings for compensation can help after an accident, but SSD benefits can be a lifeline to a person who needs rehabilitation, care and other forms of treatment.
Those who have suffered a brain injury or have a loved one who has should be cognizant of their rights to seek SSD benefits. There are various criteria that must be met to get SSD benefits, but the first step is applying. Even those who are initially denied in their claim have the right to appeal and SSD appeals are frequently successful. A lawyer who is experienced with helping clients who have suffered a brain injury can assist with Social Security disability benefits and should be contacted immediately.