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Long-Term Disability for those Disabled Due to Back Injury or Illness

If you are disabled due to a back injury or illness and wish to secure disability financial assistance you should seek the help of a dedicated LTD lawyer.


If you are disabled due to a back injury or illness and wish to secure disability financial assistance you should seek the help of a dedicated LTD lawyer.

Living with back issues is challenging. While some days are better than others, back pain can be debilitating and those who suffer with back conditions can spend a great deal of time and money searching for relief. Physical therapy and, in some cases, surgery are helpful, while medications, though beneficial, may often have adverse side-affects and lead to addiction. To complicate matters, back pain sufferers may appear healthy to those around them, requiring them to explain why they are unable to perform tasks that others believe they should be able to do.

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If you are disabled due to a back injury or illness and wish to secure disability financial assistance you should seek the help of a top rated, dedicated, LTD lawyer. Call Partner Lonnie Roach at 512-454-4000 today and get the financial support your family needs.

If you suffer from back pain due to an injury, accident, or illness, it can negatively impact your ability to maintain gainful employment.

Lifting, standing, or sitting for extended periods of time can be painful making it very difficult to find any job that can be performed without severe discomfort. It may not be possible to maintain an attendance record that is acceptable to employers when work is missed for bad days and medical appointments.

Contact a long-term disability attorney at 512-454-4000 for a free consultation and see if you can get disability benefits while suffering from back pain. If you have been denied disability don’t give up!

Lonnie Roach, partner and disability lawyer at the Austin firm Bemis, Roach & Reed, assists Texas clients suffering from many types of conditions and injuries, including long-term disability (LTD) appeals for back conditions.

At some point you may find it necessary to pursue financial assistance in the form of disability benefits and retain legal guidance to navigate the complicated LTD process. Lonnie’s success rate is well-documented as one of the top LTD attorneys in Texas, and his client track record speaks for itself.

One client, from Wichita Falls, Texas, stopped working due to a degenerative spinal condition and filed for short term disability through AT&T, which was both her employer and her LTD insurance provider.

She was under the medical care of a board-certified neurologist and remained on short term disability until those benefits expired. At that time, her claim was transitioned to long term disability under AT&T’s Disability Income Plan. Her doctor determined she was totally disabled, both from her own occupation at the phone company, as well as any occupation within the open labor market in which she resided. Her employer was acquired by another which reviewed and denied her claim. She hired us, and we were able to win her claim.

One Bastrop client, who worked for Albertson’s, had an inoperable, severely herniated disc in his lumbar spine, which caused both spinal stenosis and severe intractable back pain.

His disability Plan Administrator claimed that he was capable of performing sedentary work, so his claim was denied. It was determined that, in an eight-hour work day, the client could only stand, sit, or drive in 30-minute increments. He required and took on a daily basis Methadone, Percocet, Neurantin, Paxil, and Klonopin. These medications prevented him from obtaining any gainful employment. Two of his treating physicians wrote that his condition was so severe that they did not even recommend performing a functional capacity evaluation on him, because it would violate his lifting restrictions and could do further damage to his severe back problem. Bemis, Roach & Reed took his case to trial and won, with a benefit reinstatement award.

An Austin client suffered from severe back pain resulting from L4-5 disc disease, as well as bilateral facet/SI joint pain.

His medications included Celebrex, Sanaflex, Norco and others. He is permanently disabled and will never be able to return to work. Indeed, that is what each of his physicians had stated and this was the finding reached by the Social Security Administration. In its denial letters and the appeal denial letters, Reliance Standard showed a lack of deference to the findings of our client’s doctors and surgeons and, in fact, a total reliance on its internal claims review personnel to support its denial. He was unable to sit or stand for more than 30 minutes at a time and spent most of his days in bed due to pain. He was unable to drive due to pain and medication. We won after taking his case to trial, with benefits reinstated.

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A client in San Angelo suffered from chronic pain resulting from failed surgical spine syndrome with arachnoiditis entrapping nerve roots and retrolisthesis, which caused significant spinal stenosis.

He experienced significant radicular pain with lifting, carrying, and prolonged walking and standing. Two physicians and the SSA certified him to be totally and permanently disabled from any occupation. Johnson & Johnson, however, contended that, though he could no longer perform his previous job, he was not disabled from any profession and could work a full-time, sedentary job. We appealed his denial and got his benefits reinstated.

Physicians had previously certified that our client from Streetman, Texas had a class 5 physical impairment and was totally disabled.

Aetna’s own file reviewer indicated that the client was unable to be employed as a Registered Nurse. The denial letter suggested that she could engage in other types of nursing. This analysis did not, however, take into account her current restrictions and limitations. She had a history of a lumbar fusion surgery as well as chronic and persistent lumbar radiculopathy with chronic pain syndrome. This resulted in a very poor sitting tolerance of approximately ten minutes. She was also noted to have a short walking tolerance and was unable to lift more than five or ten pounds. For these reasons, our client was incapable of working full time. She was awarded disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Though Aetna denied her claim, Lonnie was able to get her benefits reinstated.

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Disability benefits are an important source of income for those who are unable to work. If you not able to work due to accident or illness, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability or Long Term Disability benefits. If you have applied for benefits and been denied, contact the attorneys at Bemis, Roach and Reed for a free consultation. Call 512-454-4000 and get help NOW.

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"Words can not truly express the gratitude that I feel toward Mr. Lonnie Roach and his professional team. I give them an A+++. Very compassionate and prompt. Their priorities are first and foremost helping you succeed at your case. When you feel helpless, feeling like someone is on your side can mean the world to you. Thank you for working for the people."
-Amy K.

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The SSA denies approximately 65% of initial claims for SS Disability. There are many reasons why this happens, even when an applicant’s claim is valid.

Bemis, Roach & Reed has helped clients who are disabled from a wide variety of medical conditions. If you are unable to work due to any of the following conditions and have been denied disability benefits, contact us. We would like to help.

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