Spinal Cord Injury? Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits
Unfortunately, spinal injuries can occur as a result of auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, falls from scaffolding or even diving injuries into swimming pools. A spinal cord injury normally starts with a traumatic blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates your spinal vertebrae. Bone fragments, dismaterial, or ligaments bruise and tear into the spinal cord tissue. This can crush and destroy the nerve cells that carry cells up and down the spinal cord between the brain and the rest the body. Emergency care for people with spinal cord injuries is crucial to prevent extensive damage to the nervous system.
Spinal cord injuries are classified as either complete or incomplete. An incomplete injury means that the spinal cord can still convey messages to or from the brain with some motor and sensory function below the area of the injury. The complete injury is unfortunately just that there is no sensory or motor function below the level of the injury.
People who survive a spinal cord injury have medical complications including pain, bladder dysfunction, heart and respiratory problems.
At Cavey and Barrett, we represent people who have sustained spinal cord injuries and assist them in receiving the Social Security Disability benefits that they deserve. A crucial part of Social Security benefits include the right to Medicare, which provides assistance with your recovery. If you or a family member have sustained a spinal cord injury they may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. For a free, no obligation, consultation call 727-894-3188, attorney Sharon Barrett who serves the greater Tampa Bay area.