Musculoskeletal Disorders – Disability Benefits

Portland SSI and Disability Benefits Attorney Richard A. Sly helps clients with musculoskeletal conditions apply for disability and SSI benefits.

Portland SSI and Disability Benefits Attorney Richard A. Sly helps clients with musculoskeletal conditions apply for disability and SSI benefits.

Pursuing Social Security Claims for Bone, Joint and Limb Disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders — including disorders of the bones, joints and limbs — are among the most common medical conditions that keep people out of the workforce. If you can no longer work due to a musculoskeletal disorder, you may be entitled to disability benefits.

Portland SSI and Disability Benefits Attorney Richard A. Sly helps clients with musculoskeletal conditions apply for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSD/DIB) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and appeal claims that have been initially denied.

Experienced at Helping Clients With All Types of Musculoskeletal Impairments

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has investigated a number of musculoskeletal disorders and set specific criteria that, if met by an applicant, entitle that person to disability benefits. The SSA’s criteria in this category cover disorders such as the following:

  • Degenerative disc disease and other spine disorders
  • Arthritis and other disorders of the knees, shoulders and other joints
  • Joint weakness resulting from reconstructive surgery
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and other repetitive stress injuries
  • Fractures of the femur, tibia, pelvis, humerus, radius and other bones
  • Serious burns and other soft tissue injuries
  • Amputation of one or more limbs

Even if you do not meet the SSA’s criteria for a specific category, you may be eligible for benefits if you have a combination of multiple impairments or if your condition combined with your work experience and education prevent you from obtaining and keeping a full-time job.

If our firm handles your case, we will work with your doctors to make sure your condition is properly documented. We can assist you with your application, and if your claim is denied, we are prepared to represent you in administrative proceedings and in court if necessary.

Call 503-224-0436 to Talk to a Social Security Lawyer in Oregon and Washington

If you are unable to work full-time due to any type of musculoskeletal disorder, attorney Richard A. Sly and our firm may be able to help you get disability benefits. To schedule a free consultation with Mr. Sly, call us toll free at 503-224-0436 or e-mail us today.