Can I Receive SSDI Benefits For A Back Injury With An Undetermined Cause?

When you are performing your work responsibilities day-to-day, you might begin to suffer from serious back pain and you may have no idea what the cause is. There was no single incident that lead to you suffering from back pain and it was more of a gradual process. If this is the case, you may need more help from a Social Security Disability attorney to prove that you are injured.

Why You Might Suffer from Back Pain

Back pain can be very agonizing and can make it more difficult to complete your day-to-day tasks. Lower back pain is one of the leading causes of work-related injuries. Your back pain might simply be the result of poor posture while sitting for an extended period. It might even be the result of an incident outside of work that you didn't even realize caused your back injury.

How to Prove That You Have Back Pain

There might not be a clear anatomical cause for your back pain. However, this doesn't mean that you aren't experiencing excruciating pain. However, to receive compensation for your back pain, you must have a specific diagnosis. If your doctor is not able to find out what is wrong with your back, you may not be able to receive SSDI benefits.

Therefore, it's important to consult with an SSDI attorney if you are suffering from this type of injury. Your attorney will be able to help you determine whether you have a case and will help you avoid wasting time. Your SSDI attorney will also work with your doctor to make sure that they supply the necessary documents to the SSDI that will allow you to receive compensation for your back pain.

The Benefits You Can Expect to Receive

You will receive the same benefits regardless of which state you reside in. The primary factor that determines how many benefits you receive is the income you were earning prior to when you became disabled. 

Approval for your benefits can take a long time, but you will be eligible for back pay in addition to your monthly check. Benefits are also calculated each year and adjusted based on the cost of living. This is determined by an increase in the consumer price index. You may feel that you would rather continue to receive your salary since it is likely higher than your SSDI benefits, but only you can decide whether you would rather work or focus on your recovery and live on a reduced income.

For more information reach out to a company like The Law Office of Burke Barclay.