Helping People Suffering From A Serious Brain Injury
There are few medical conditions as devastating as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) — these can have life-altering effects on a person’s ability to live a normal life. At the law office of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd., we help people file Social Security claims from our five offices located throughout northern Illinois, including in Chicago.
Please schedule a free initial consultation with a Chicago traumatic brain injury lawyer today. You may contact our firm online or you may reach us by phone at 888-529-0600.
Filing A Social Security Claim For A Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury is a serious type of brain trauma with both neurological and mental implications accompanied by a wide range of other post-traumatic symptoms. It is important to seek out the advice of a skilled neurologist to obtain a neuropsychiatric evaluation immediately after your brain or head injury. The amount of long-term damage varies considerably and is difficult to determine in the first few months following the injury. It is therefore important to have a neurologist monitor your symptoms to determine the extent of your disability.
Before the Social Security Administration (SSA) will make a finding in your claim, it must first determine the extent of your injury. This may take some time, especially with a traumatic brain injury. Ultimately, the findings of the treating neurologist will indicate the permanent severity of your injury.
Do Not Ignore The Evidence — Seek Medical Treatment Now
Many people suffering from a brain injury either look better than they actually are or are unsure about the extent of their brain damage. You cannot file a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) until you have adequate evidence provided by a credible medical professional.
You must also adhere to all treatments prescribed by your treating physician in order to be eligible for SSDI or SSI. The more you work with your doctor, the better your chances are that your application will be approved.
We Understand How Challenging It Can Be
At the law firm of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd., we understand that this is never an easy process for anyone, especially someone suffering from a traumatic brain injury. That is why your case is our No. 1 priority. Shouldn’t a lawyer who has your best interests in mind present your application? To find out more about your claim, contact an attorney today by calling 888-529-0600.