Don’t Let Your Personal Injury Claim Destroy Your Social Security Claim
You may have been injured in an automobile accident or slipped and fell through no fault of your own. Did you know that you have the right to bring what’s called a personal injury claim against the person responsible for your injuries. A personal injury claim is a claim that you bring against the person who caused your injury or the insurance company. However, sometimes the medical evidence that is gathered during your personal injury claim can be harmful and even destroy your Social Security Disability claim.
How can that happen? After you recover, your physician is going to be asked whether you have any permanent restrictions or limitations. It’s important that your physician understand the impact of their answer. Why? As a result of your automobile accident, you may be restricted to lifting 25 pounds occasionally, 10 pounds frequently and limited to standing and sitting for 8 hours a day as a result of your back injury.
Depending on your age, you may have to prove that you are actually unable to do sedentary or light work, that your lifting restrictions are less than 10 pounds with the need to alternate sitting and standing to change positions frequently. If you or your personal injury lawyer don’t understand what you need to prove in your Social Security Disability case to win your Social Security Disability case, the restrictions and limitations assigned by the your personal injury lawyer may actually destroy your Social Security Disability case.
Sound complicated? It can be and that’s why it is important that you have a Social Security Disability lawyer who can work with your personal injury to make sure that all the medical evidence is properly developed, including your restrictions and limitations.
To learn more about your personal injury claim and your rights to Social Security Disability benefits, contact Tampa Bay Social Security Disability attorney Nancy Cavey who can work with you and your personal injury lawyer to maximize your benefits. Call 727.894.3188 today for your free no obligation consultation.