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The potentially disabling effects of a traumatic brain injury

Suffering from a serious head injury can affect your life in many ways, including the ability to work. After a brain injury, many things can change, including cognitive function, memory, physical abilities and much more. In fact, you may find that it is impossible for you to return to work after your accident. 

Many with brain injuries may qualify for disability benefits because they cannot reenter the workforce, even after recovery. A brain injury can make it difficult, if not impossible, for a person to earn a gainful living and support his or her Ohio family. In these situations, it may be possible for that individual to seek benefits and financial support through the Social Security Administration.

Does your brain injury qualify you for disability?

It may be beneficial for you to learn more about disability benefits and whether or not you qualify. Eligibility for disability benefits after a brain injury depends largely on the severity of the impact, how it affects certain parts of the brain and your long-term prognosis.

Many people are unsure if they qualify for benefits, and it may be helpful for you to seek an evaluation of your case before you move forward. You do not want to leave any money on the table that may be available to you, and it is always a good idea to explore all of the options available to you. Some factors to consider include: 

  • A person with a brain injury may struggle with disabilities that are not visible, such as mental function, the inability to concentrate and more.
  • A brain injury can lead to an increase in the severity of a mood disorder or cause the development of a psychiatric condition.
  • Brain injuries can cause emotional problems or behavioral issues that can make it difficult to function in the workplace.

If any of these issues or others prevent you from working as you did before you suffered an injury, you could have a valid claim to disability benefits.

Applying for the help you need

Even with a serious injury and valid disabling health condition, it can be difficult to get the support and care you need. Instead of walking through the process of filing for disability benefits on your own, you may find it helpful to turn to the assistance of an Ohio attorney experienced with disability law. You have the right to fight for the benefits you need and the support you deserve.

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