The Social Security Administration recognizes a wide range of disabling physical impairments and medical conditions. Yet many applicants who meet or closely match the criteria are still denied benefits in the initial stages. Our experienced Social Security Disability lawyers help clients gather complete and compelling evidence needed to win benefits. Based in Portland, JP Law PC represents SSD and SSI claimants throughout Oregon, Washington, California, Hawaii, and beyond. JP Law Attorneys have successfully handled claims in every category.
We are familiar with all types of physical impairments under social security, including but not limited to:
Back and spinal disorders — nerve impingement or compression, stenosis, degenerative disk disease, vertebra fractures
Other musculoskeletal disorders — shoulder or knee joints, neck pain, loss of function
Neurological — epilepsy, migraines, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, ALS (Lou Gehrig's), cerebral palsy, Parkinson's, muscular dystrophy
Digestive tract — irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn's disease
Malignant diseases — cancer, leukemia, lymphoma
Fibromyalgia and chronic pain disorders
Immune system — lupus, HIV/AIDS
Respiratory ailments — emphysema, asthma
Heart conditions — ischemic heart disease, chronic heart failure
Liver disease — Liver failure, hepatitis
Complications of diabetes — retinopathy, neuropathy, circulatory
Senses and speech — vision, hearing, or speech impairment
Blood disorders — anemia, sickle cell
Endocrine system — thyroid disease
Skin disorders — severe burns, tumors, sensitivity to light
Multiple body systems — Down syndrome, congenital disorders
Our disability lawyers are knowledgeable about the “Blue Book” technical listings for different impairments. We work with clients and their doctors to ensure that the medical records of their disability and treatment reflect the criteria.
Symptoms don't always fit neatly into one category or don't precisely match the listed criteria. The SSA gives special leeway to applicants who are over age 50 or have multiple physical impairments. We also help clients qualify under the medical-vocational allowance if their disability does not match the listing but still prevents them from keeping a job.
We help convince the SSA that your medical condition or injury is real and that you cannot participate in the workforce because of the impact on your life. Our disability lawyers help you prepare for the ALJ hearing, and we handle our own administrative and court appeals of denied claims.
Few firms can match our in-depth medical knowledge, our focused legal experience, or the close relationships we develop with clients. We take the time to understand your condition and build a solid case.
Our Social Security Disability lawyers invite you to call us or contact us online. There is NO OBLIGATION to hire our firm, and there are NO FEES unless we secure your disability benefits.