Why Spinal Cord Injury Sufferers May Be Entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits
Spinal cord injuries can be devastating. The spine delivers commands from the brain to the rest of the body. The location of the spine injury will determine how severe the injury might be. For example, Christopher Reeves became a quadriplegic as a result of being thrown from a horse. He had suffered from paralysis in his arms and legs and had to use a ventilator. Because he was unable to walk, he had to use a wheel chair.
A partial spinal injury can occur when the spinal cord is still able to deliver some of the information from the brain to the rest of the body. People who have partial spinal cord injuries may retain sensation and movement in their body, below the area of the spinal cord injury.
Regardless of whether you or a loved one has a partial or complete spinal cord injury, these injuries can be devastating and can prevent you from working.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury that prevents you from working, you may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Nancy Cavey specializes in representing individuals or their family members who have sustained spinal cord injuries.