Chronic Conditions and SSDI
While some illnesses and conditions are obviously disabling, such as physical paralysis or advanced stage cancer, others are more subtle but just as debilitating. Whether work related or not, persistent health conditions or illnesses can interfere with your ability to do certain jobs. If you feel that your particular chronic condition or illness has left you disabled, contact the experienced disability experts at the Kenton Koszdin Law Office by calling (800) 438-7734 for a free consultation.
If your condition inhibits you from visiting our Van Nuys office, we will gladly come to your home or hospital room for a consultation, cost-free.
What Qualifies as a Chronic Condition?
A chronic condition is a persistent ailment that keeps you from performing your job duties in a reasonably comfortable manner.
Your job requires standing for long periods of time, but due to an old back injury, standing becomes very painful after ten minutes or so. You’ve been to a doctor and he’s told you your back is never going to get better. You qualify as disabled.
Many chronic conditions can be because of your job. A typist with a severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome after years of daily transcription can be considered disabled.
Not all chronic conditions are physical in nature, many are neurological or psychiatric. These can include such diseases and ailments as narcolepsy, multiple sclerosis, depression, attention deficit disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia to name but a few.
What Do I Need to do if I Feel I Have a Chronic Condition or Illness?
Your first step is to see a qualified physician who specializes in treating your affliction, like an orthopedic surgeon or a psychiatrist. Many chronic conditions can be successfully treated with medication, surgery, or physical or mental therapy. Being cured of your condition should be your ultimate goal.
Unfortunately, some ailments don’t respond to medication or other forms of treatment. If your physician informs you that this is the case, you’ll need to file a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim.
If you intend to file an SSDI claim, it’s important you hire an experienced professional lawyer who’s dealt with these claims before. The Kenton Koszdin Law Office has been handling disability insurance cases for well over a decade. We are empathetic and will eagerly advocate on your behalf.
Let us examine your case and help you devise a strategy that will improve your potential success. We will work with you throughout the claim process. We can help you get the proper documentation needed for a successful claim and aren’t afraid to go to trial if your claim is denied.
Call the Kenton Koszdin Law Office today at (800) 438-7734 for a free consultation. Remember, we will come to you anywhere in Southern California if you can’t come to us. For you and your family’s sake, don’t go it alone.