Social Security Disability for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Our Plano SSD Attorneys Can Help You with Your Claim
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful repetitive stress injury that, when severe, can be disabling. Only recently has it become somewhat easier to obtain Social Security disability for carpal tunnel syndrome; traditionally, securing benefits for this type of injury was almost unheard of. However, as more and more industries require workers to spend long hours typing, working with computers, and performing other repetitive motions that put pressure on the nerves, leading to carpal tunnel, this type of claim has become much more common.
If you are seeking Social Security Disability Insurance benefits for carpal tunnel syndrome, you may face a number of challenges in filing your claim and actually receiving benefits. Though these claims are more common than they were before, they can still be difficult to navigate. You will need to meet all eligibility requirements, which includes showing that your carpal tunnel syndrome is so severe, it prevents you from working.
At Coats & Todd, we can help you navigate the entire process of filing your claim, including correctly filling out and submitting your application and/or appealing a denied claim. Our Plano Social Security disability lawyers have over 60 years of collective experience and have successfully helped thousands of people with their SSDI claims.
Call us at (888) 898-9189 or contact us online today to request a free, confidential consultation.
Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when there is excessive pressure on the wrist nerves. This pressure is often caused by swelling and inflammation that results from overuse, overexertion, and/or strain. Because carpal tunnel is caused by repetitive hand and wrist motions, it is categorized as a repetitive motion injury.
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:
- Numbness and tingling, particularly in the thumb and index finger
- A tingling sensation that travels up the arm
- Weakness of the hand/fingers
- Inability to hold or grip items
- Discomfort and pain
While carpal tunnel syndrome is often caused by workplace factors, including tasks that require frequent, repetitive motions, it has also been associated with certain medical conditions, obesity, nerve and inflammatory conditions, medications, and other outside factors.
When Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Considered “Disabling?”
In order to receive Social Security disability for carpal tunnel syndrome, you will need to meet all eligibility requirements for Social Security Disability Insurance. These requirements include having earned the minimum work credits, paid Social Security taxes, and, perhaps most importantly, proving that your condition is disabling, meaning it prevents you from working.
While your carpal tunnel syndrome might be extremely painful, it is only considered “disabling” if it meets the Social Security Administration’s standards for a disabling injury. Essentially, these standards include an injury that is so severe, it prevents an individual from working. This means you are not only not able to continue with your typical employment, but also that you cannot conduct any light duty work or find alternative employment.
In most cases, the Social Security Administration does not consider carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms to be qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance in accordance with its disability impairment ratings. However, you may qualify for benefits if you have suffered peripheral neuropathy or other forms of nerve damage.
Why You Need a Social Security Disability Lawyer
Meeting the Social Security Administration’s standards for a disability for carpal tunnel syndrome is very challenging. It’s important that you work with an experienced attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and options. Without an attorney on your side advocating for you, you could lose your chance to secure the benefits you need and deserve.
At Coats & Todd, we are well-versed in all types of Social Security disability claims, including those involving carpal tunnel syndrome and nerve damage. Our Plano carpal tunnel Social Security disability lawyers can help you navigate this process and work to obtain the disability benefits you need.
Give us a call at (888) 898-9189 or contact us online today to learn more about how the Coats & Todd team can help you.
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