Brain Injuries And SSD Benefits

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in physical and psychological disorders that prevent one from working. As such, individuals who suffer such injuries may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits to help cover their life expenses.

Unfortunately, applying for SSD benefits is a complex process and the majority of initial claims are denied. The attorneys at Cutter Hall Karlock, L.L.C., can help. We have more than 60 years of combined experience helping individuals in central and southern Ohio obtain SSD benefits. We understand the extent to which a brain injury can change your life, and will work with you and your family to assemble the strongest possible claim and, when necessary, the strongest possible appeal.

Cognitive Difficulties And Mood Disorders

TBIs are most often caused by incidents such as car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, falling objects, assault, gunshot wounds and penetrating head injuries. Athletes and military personnel are also at increased risk for TBI — and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in particular — as a result of the frequent head trauma to which they're subjected.

People with TBI may experience difficulties with:

  • Cognitive abilities such as concentration, memory and reasoning
  • Communication skills such as expressing thoughts and understanding communications
  • Emotional or mood disorders, including depression, anxiety, personality changes, anger management and aggression and acting out

A TBI may also cause people to become easily frustrated, have mood swings, lose interest in activities and experience inappropriate emotional outbursts.

In many situations, TBI sufferers are unable to work as a direct result of their condition. In such cases, our firm will help individuals understand the types of medical evidence they must provide to obtain SSD benefits.

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