Common Physical And Mental Disabilities

Disabilities that qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can be both physical and mental. Regardless of the nature or severity of your disability, the attorneys at Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson, L.L.P., combine their experience and knowledge to help our clients secure the SSDI or SSI benefits they deserve.

What Type Of Disability Keeps You From Working?

An inability to work may not have resulted from a job-related accident. Over time, workers can develop injuries, afflictions and diseases. Physical disabilities can take various forms and include:

  • Injuries to the head, neck, back or spine
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Lung disease
  • Blood disorders
  • Chronic pain disorder
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and Lyme disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome

Are You Suffering From A Disabling Mental Condition?

Mental illnesses can be just as debilitating as physical injuries. Those include:

  • Clinical depression
  • Anxiety-related disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Autism and other pervasive developmental disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Paranoia

In some cases, the physical setbacks that prevent someone from working lead to mental problems as well. A once-healthy provider for a family can suffer depression over the inability to perform the most basic functions of his or her job.

Do not assume that your physical or mental disability will not qualify for benefits. As experienced Social Security benefits appeals attorneys, we remain at your side throughout the entire application and appeals process.

Get The Legal Help You Need

For more information, please contact us for a free initial consultation with a lawyer. Call 800-688-1651 or complete the online form. From offices in Macon, Albany and Warner Robins, we serve clients statewide in Georgia and throughout the Southeast. You will owe no attorneys' fees unless we recover compensation for you.