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Was Your Life Changed By A Spinal Injury?

Few things impact your life as completely as injuring your spine or spinal cord. While these injuries are mostly commonly associated with car accidents and other blunt trauma, they can also result from disease. When applying for federal benefits, the most important aspect is not what caused the injury, but what impact the injury has had on your ability to work.

At Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, we will carefully evaluate your medical history, recommend additional follow-up if necessary, and guide you through the entire process of applying for Social Security Disability. We have successfully secured benefits for clients throughout Wisconsin, and we hope to do the same for you as well.

Different Spinal Injuries, Different Eligibility

Spinal injuries have a wide range of impact, from full paralysis to compromised motor function to cognitive disability. Many kinds of spinal injuries automatically qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but not all of them do. Here are some different qualifying scenarios for this physical condition, though there are certainly others:

  • Muscular disability
    Some spinal injuries affect your ability to move because of chronic pain and weakness, such as degenerative disk disease, spinal stenosis and osteoarthritis. In this case, you must show that your condition causes sufficient discomfort and motion restrictions that you cannot work.
  • Neurological disability
    Other spinal injuries impact your nervous system. This includes paralysis and loss of limb function, but also covers situations in which someone cannot process information effectively.
  • Residual functional assessment
    For spinal conditions that do not fit neatly into other categories, you can still qualify for benefits if you can show that the sum total of your limitations prevents you from resuming previous employment or performing any other job that may become available.

Diagnosis Is Not Enough – You Need Impact Documentation

It may seem like being diagnosed with a spinal injury should be enough to qualify for Social Security Disability, but it is not. While diagnostic medical records are a crucial part of the process, you must also provide verifiable documentation about exactly how the injury impacts your life. Our attorneys will work with you to procure the appropriate documents for your specific condition. When the impact is presented correctly to an SSDI or SSI evaluator, it can make the difference between receiving benefits and being denied.

Get The Help You Need For Your Disability Claim

While the application process for federal disability benefits is complex, our lawyers know the landscape well and can avoid common pitfalls. Email us to discuss your situation or else call our office: 1-855-NICOLET.

We practice throughout Wisconsin, including Hudson and Eau Claire.

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SEE HOW NICOLET LAW MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN OUR CLIENTS’ CASES

CAR ACCIDENT

Result with Nicolet Law 
$1,200,000.00

CAR ACCIDENT

Offer before Nicolet Law
$50,000.00

SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENT

Result with Nicolet Law 
$700,000.00

SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENT

Offer before Nicolet Law
$75,000.00

SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT

Result with Nicolet Law 
$180,000.00

SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT

Offer before Nicolet Law
$5,000.00

PEDESTRIAN HIT BY CAR

Result with Nicolet Law 
$1,050,000.00

PEDESTRIAN HIT BY CAR

Offer before Nicolet Law
$0.00 - denial

DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT

Result with Nicolet Law 
$815,000.00

DRUNK DRIVING VICTIM

Offer before Nicolet Law
$0.00

UTV ACCIDENT

Result with Nicolet Law 
$250,000.00

UTV ACCIDENT

Offer before Nicolet Law
$5,000.00
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12 locations in Wisconsin and Minnesota to serve you

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Wisconsin Locations:

EAU CLAIRE:

402 Graham Ave.
Suite 305
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Phone: 715-226-4155
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HUDSON:

517 2nd Street
Unit #205
Hudson, WI 54016

Phone: 715-226-4155
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LA CROSSE:

119 N 19th St S
La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 715-226-4155
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NEW RICHMOND:

1500 Madison Ave.
Suite 220
New Richmond, WI 54017

Phone: 715-226-4155
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RICE LAKE:
337 North Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Phone: 715-226-4155
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RIVER FALLS
215 S 2nd St #20
River Falls, WI 54022

Phone: 715-226-4155
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SUPERIOR:
1200 Tower Ave.
Superior, WI 54880

Phone: 715-226-4155
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WAUSAU:
408 3rd Street
Suite 303
Wausau, WI 54403

Phone: 715-226-4155
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Minnesota Locations:

DULUTH:
306 West Superior Street,
Suite 606 West
Duluth, MN 55802

Phone: 651-427-3331
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HIBBING:
Howard Court Bldg.
302 Howard Street, Suite 123
Hibbing, MN 55746

Phone: 651-427-3331
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MINNEAPOLIS:
225 South 6th Street
Suite 3900
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 651-427-3331
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WOODBURY:
724 Bielenberg Drive
Suite 126
Woodbury, MN 55125

Phone: 651-427-3331
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