Super Bowl Sunday is this Weekend!Posted February 2, 2018 by Premier Disability Services, LLC®
Super Bowl LII takes place this Sunday, February 4, 2018, right here in our hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota at the majestic U.S. Bank Stadium. The Philadelphia Eagles will take on the New England Patriots, with Justin Timberlake performing at half-time. We all hope for an exciting game.
Unsurprisingly, football leads a number of studies as the most dangerous sport. Injuries occur during football games and practice due to the combination of high speeds and full contact. While overuse injuries can occur, traumatic injuries such as concussions and knee or shoulder injuries are the most common. Some ex-NFL players now suffer from an incurable degenerative brain disease called Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head.
You may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits if you have suffered severe physical injuries – even if they were not sustained at work. The Social Security Administration has designated several impairments, including reconstructive surgeries of major weight-bearing joints, spine disorders, amputations, bone fractures, and soft tissue injuries, that may lead to an automatic finding of disability when certain requirements are met. You may also qualify for Social Security Disability benefits if you have sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury under the Administration’s neurological listings (see links below).
Even if your injury does not meet one of Social Security’s listings, you may still qualify for disability benefits if your impairments have (or are expected to) put you out of work for one year or longer. The Social Security Administration will consider whether your conditions prevent you from returning to your past work or any other work available in the regional or national economy.
If you or someone you know is unable to work due to a medical condition, please contact us for a free evaluation of your claim!
By: Thomas A. Klint of Premier Disability Services, LLC®
Complete list of Musculoskeletal Adult Listings: SSA.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/1.00-Musculoskeletal
Complete list of Neurological Adult Listings: SSA.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/11.00-Neurological
By: Joyce Trudeau of Premier Disability Services, LLC®