It goes without saying that no person wants to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. However, every year thousands of Iowa citizens are injured in traffic accidents. Unfortunately, injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents can impede a person’s ability to work and earn a living. Those who are injured may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits to help pay for living expenses. The following injuries are often suffered in motor vehicle accidents and may be eligible for SSD benefits.
Joint injuries and fracture bones
A broken arm or leg can be debilitating and prevent an individual from performing his or her job. Those who have suffered fractures and haven’t been able to regain full use of a leg or arm despite treatment may qualify for SSD benefits. This also applies to severe joint injuries, like a knee or hip injury.
Spinal cord injuries
Spinal cord and back injuries are common injuries suffered in car accidents. These injuries can be long-lasting, extremely debilitating and make work impossible. If these types of injuries still make work a struggle even after surgeries and other treatments, those who are injured may be eligible for disability benefits.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are some of the most debilitating injuries suffered in automobile crashes. A TBI can impede a person’s ability to focus, complete tasks and sometimes affects short term memory. Obviously, work can become impossible for those who suffer TBI’s.
It is very helpful to gain an understanding of requirements before applying for SSD benefits. However, there is help available for Iowa residents who suffer injuries and have questions about SSDI benefits. An experienced attorney can answer difficult questions and offer help throughout every step of the application process.