Free Consultation- 800-813-8783
Menu

Can I receive SSD benefits for my work-related burn injury?

There are many ways that a Tennessee resident might become injured on the job. One particularly frightening work-related ailment is a burn injury.

Burn injuries may happen in any number of fields, but may be more common for those workers who are exposed to chemicals and other hazardous materials on the job. Workers who have suffered a work accident leading to a burn injury may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits for injury.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates burn injuries by assessing the predominant feature of a person's impairment. Though the SSA classifies burn injuries under skin disorders, often burn injuries will affect more than simply a person's skin. Therefore, whether a burn injury is chemical, electrical or thermal in nature, the SSA will consider how exactly a burn affects a victim in making its determination regarding benefits.

For a person whose predominant affliction following a burn is skin lesions, the SSA may award disability benefits if the skin lesions are either expected to last for at least a 12 month period or have already lasted that long. Some burn victims may have injuries that have a greater impact on their cardiovascular, musculoskeletal or respiratory systems. Others may suffer from impacts on their neurological, mental or speech and senses abilities and consequently, the SSA will make a disability determination by evaluating a person's injuries under the requirements for the relevant system.

Workers who have suffered work-related injuries, such as a burn injury, may wish to pursue Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Accident injuries can be devastating for a worker and his or her family, but the help that SSDI benefits can provide can prove invaluable.

Source: SSA.gov, "Disability Evaluation Under Social Security: Skin Disorders - Adult," accessed on July 22, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
quote
  • "Thank you so much for your constant help on getting SSI disability for my girl. Without ya'll I wouldn't have gotten her the health and financial help. If there is anyth..." Jennifer B, Tennessee stars
  • "We got your letter that you were closing our case. We just wanted to thank you for all the help you have given our family. Thanks again." James B, Alabama stars
  • "I really appreciate the service I received. Everyone was exceptionally courteous. Thank you." Robin H, Tennessee stars
  • "My friend said you were the best and she was right. I see why she said she'd never use another attorney. Keep doing what you are doing. Thank you." Glenn B, Tennessee stars
Email Us For Response

Need A Free Consultation?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

We serve clients throughout the United States. We charge no fees in disability cases unless we recover benefits for you. To schedule your free consultation with a Social Security Disability lawyer, call 800-813-8783 or contact us by email.

Chattanooga, TN Dale Buchanan & Associates
1206 Pointe Centre Drive
Suite 110
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Map & Directions

Knoxville, TN Dale Buchanan & Associates
1111 Northshore Drive
Suite S-280
Knoxville, TN 37919

Map & Directions

Nashville, TN Dale Buchanan & Associates
1 Vantage Way
Suite 230
Nashville, TN 37228

Map & Directions

Jackson, TN
*Satellite Location
Jackson, TN 38305

Map & Directions

Manchester, TN
209 E. McLean St
Manchester, TN 37355

Map & Directions

Florence, AL
*Satellite Location
Florence, AL 35630

Map & Directions

Rome, GA
*Satellite Location
Rome, GA 30165

Map & Directions