I have been asked on several occasions, Is a broken leg a disability? In short the answer is dependant on each and every case, and how the broken leg and its ultimate health conquenses effect the claimant, and how old the claimant is at the date of filing.
Breaking your leg, known as the femur bone is a very big health issue. Many times the individual is placed on a pressure machine when the femur bone is broken. Even after leaving the hospital and reaching the point where an individual can walk, the lasting effects of a broken leg can be life changing for an individual who is 50 years of age or older. Many individuals experience a permanent limp, and or require permanent assistance with a cane.
Many of my clients use their legs and backs everyday they work, they carry, lift, move and fix objects that can weigh upwards of 100 pounds or more. With a healed broken leg many clients never gain back their full mobility, and can never lift the weight that they once could at their job. Some clients even are required to use a cane for mobility, and thus their former work is no longer available.
Their is help available, and here at my office socialsecuritydenied.com we can provide it to you. We will review your claim, and there is never a charge unless I collect money for you. At my office the most important case is your case.
Daniel L. McMurtry, Esq.