Portland Organic Brain Injury Attorney

Our Portland Social Security Disability lawyer Richard A. Sly is experienced at helping people with organic brain injuries secure the maximum possible benefits.

Our Portland Social Security Disability lawyer Richard A. Sly is experienced at helping people with organic brain injuries secure the maximum possible benefits.

Securing the Social Security Benefits You Need

Organic brain injuries refer to any brain damage that has not been caused by some outside trauma (like a blow to the head) and that results in psychological, cognitive and/or behavioral abnormalities. While mild types of organic brain injuries may be able to be effectively treated through a combination of therapy and medications, in more serious cases, these brain injuries can severely impact a person’s ability to live independently, maintain social relationships and even earn a living.

Qualifying for Benefits for Organic Brain Injuries

An organic brain injury can qualify afflicted individuals for Social Security Disability benefits; however, these individuals will have to meet certain requirements and provide some specific proof in order to be granted these benefits. Namely, some of the requirements for establishing the presence of an organic brain injury and qualifying for disability benefits include:

  • Demonstrating the loss of specific cognitive functions and/or behavioral disorders
  • Providing medical documentation establishing that at least one of the following factors affects the individual in question:
    • Significant memory problems
    • Hallucinations, delusions and/or other perception disturbances
    • Significant mood swings or personality changes
    • Lack of impulse control
    • Disorientation
  • Proving that the condition has restricted or impaired the individual’s day-to-day activities and/or social relationships. 

In some cases, providing proof that the organic brain injury has persisted for at least two years and has impacted a person’s ability to work and keep a job is also sufficient to meeting the requirements for disability benefits for organic brain injuries.

Portland Social Security Disability and SSI Lawyer at the Law Firm of Richard A. Sly

If you or a loved one is no longer able to earn a living due to an organic brain injury, don’t try to deal with the Social Security Administration on your own, as one misstep in this complicated system could result in an outright denial of your legitimate disability claim. To give yourself the best chances of obtaining a favorable outcome to your case, you will need the help of an experienced attorney who can help guide you through the Social Security process to help you secure the federal disability benefits you need and deserve.

For more than three decades, our Portland Social Security Disability and SSI lawyer Richard A. Sly has been dedicated to helping his clients obtain the maximum possible disability benefits. He is highly experienced at building his clients the strongest possible cases so that they have optimal chances of securing benefits the first time they present their case. Additionally, he has a proven track record of success when it comes to handling denials or appeals. Some of the specific ways that Richard Sly is able to do this time and again for his clients include by:

  • Getting up-to-date, accurate information from their doctors
  • Working with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Obtaining evidence from their co-workers, friends and relatives
  • Working diligently to build each of his clients the strongest possible cases
  • Advocating their rights in any necessary setting (including before the Social Security Administration, their Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR), their Appeals Council and in the U.S. District and Circuit Courts).

Let’s Talk

At the Law Office of Richard A. Sly, our respected and seasoned legal professionals are committed to working tirelessly to help each of our clients secure the benefits to which they are entitled.

To discuss your case for free and get your claim started at no cost, call us toll free at 503-224-0436 or email us using the form on the upper right side of this page. We offer free initial consultations, are conveniently located in downtown Portland near public transportation, and serve clients throughout the states of Washington and Oregon.