A stroke is terrifying and life-threatening. The side effects, such as paralysis or impaired speech, can be devastating. However, many people recover from strokes, either fully or enough to rejoin the workforce. In other words, a stroke is not always a disabling event. To qualify for Social Security Disability, claimants must show evidence of severe impairment that will last for at least 12 months. At the Disability and Injury Law Offices of David R. Machek, we can help you apply for benefits or fight a denied claim if you or your loved one suffered permanent or long-term damage from a stroke. We help our clients paint a full picture of their disability, including any factors such as age or limited education that would further hamper efforts to find a suitable job or maintain gainful employment after suffering a stroke.
We are deeply familiar with the impairment listings that the Social Security Administration references when reviewing applications for benefits. These impairments include a range of physiological and neurological conditions, including: speech, writing and language comprehension problems; muscle impairments that affect walking, balancing or grasping; blindness or significant vision loss and other cognitive, mental or health-related conditions. As your advocate, we will help you document the neurological damage and medical complications through diagnostic testing and physician notes, and to document all treatments, from physical therapy and speech-language pathology to psychological counseling.
For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation with a trusted SSDI and SSI lawyer serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding region, please contact us online or call at Jenkintown 215-385-5353 or Philadelphia 215-323-5320. We handle claims in the Philadelphia Metro area and surrounding areas of southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey.