Skin Disorders & Disability
Human skin is the primary barrier between our sensitive bodies and the outside world, keeping disease-causing organisms and toxins out of our bodies. Unfortunately there are a number of medical conditions affecting the skin that can prove extremely difficult to combat. These diseases can leave sufferers unable to work or even take care of their day-to-day needs, while serious cases can be life-threatening. If you suffer from a serious skin disease, you may be eligible for disability benefits.
Serious skin disorders create lesions of varying kinds across the skin that either refuse to heal or reappear in flare-ups. Skin lesions of various kinds can interfere with the sufferer’s ability to carry out normal activities. For example, lesions on the hands can make it extraordinarily difficult or impossible to do tasks that require fine motor control. Lesions on the knees or elbows can make it intensely painful to move those joints very much.
Disability benefits from Social Security have helped millions of people meet their basic day-to-day needs while struggling with a serious illness or medical condition. Disability benefits can include financial assistance with medical treatment and living expenses, but there are other services available as well. Depending on your situation, your benefits may include job training and placement services, and assistive technology or accommodations to help you re-enter the workforce.
If you or someone you love is disabled because of a serious skin disorder, you may be eligible for disability benefits under Social Security. An Indiana disability lawyer can help you fight for the benefits you need. For a free consultation, contact the experienced Indianapolis disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office today by calling 317-634-8565.