Our client suffered a work-related injury to his back in 2004 while employed as a general laborer. His injuries left him unable to work. In addition to his physical injuries, our client was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression.
In 2008, claimant made an initial application for disability benefits but a Social Security judge denied his request in 2010. The case was later remanded by the Appeals Council and a second hearing was held.
Galfand Berger’s attorneys, Norman Weinstein and Gabriela Raful, handled this case. During the second hearing, the same judge found that our client had been disabled since 2004 and awarded him benefits. We were able to recover retroactive Social Security benefits in the amount of $43,000. The client also recovered a Workers’ Compensation settlement in 2006.
Our lawyers have helped numerous work injury victims recover the Social Security disability benefits they deserve for their injuries. If you or someone you love has been injured and needs assistance in recovering Social Security disability benefits, contact the Philadelphia personal injury law firm of Galfand Berger today at 1-800-222-8792 to speak with Norman Weinstein or Gabriela Raful. You can also email them directly at [email protected] and [email protected].