Strokes

Seeking Full Benefits For Stroke Victims

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.

Able To Develop A Strong Claim For You

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
  • Complete or partial
  • Blindness or significant vision loss
  • 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.

In-Person And Phone Consultations Available

You do not have to travel to our office to start the process of filing an SSD or SSI claim. To meet with our attorney in person or over the phone, contact us online or call 215-385-5353 or 215-323-5320 to arrange a free initial consultation with our lawyer about SSD/SSI eligibility.

We handle claims in the Philadelphia Metro area and surrounding areas of southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey.