Get Financial Support to Safeguard Your Future
If you’ve suffered a serious brain injury, also called a traumatic brain injury or TBI, it’s a scary time—and you’re worried about your future.
First, you went through a major trauma that no one should have to experience.
Second, while the medical bills keep coming, your TBI prevents you from working, and you’re not sure how you’ll keep food on the table.
You need financial help to get your life back in order.
The disability and injury lawyers at Schiro & Themer can help you win the financial benefits you deserve, so you can stay afloat.
Those benefits include monthly Social Security Disability checks when you can’t work. And depending on the cause of your TBI, you may also be able to win workers’ compensation benefits or a personal injury claim.
How a Brain Injury Changes Your Life
After a traumatic brain injury, you may experience some or all of the following symptoms:
- Long-term or short-term memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Painful headaches
- Feeling dizzy and other problems with your ability to balance and move
- Difficulty sleeping
- Sensory troubles, including changes to your vision, hearing or sense of smell
- Mood changes
- Speech issues or other problems communicating
Any of these symptoms can make it impossible to enjoy life like you used to—or to work. That’s when you might qualify for disability benefits for brain injuries.
But the Social Security Disability system is complicated. Most people get denied. You can appeal the decision and win; it just takes work.
You don’t have to pay anything to get the experienced legal team at Schiro & Themer to review your claim.
We help people make it through difficult times in Springfield-Decatur, Champaign-Urbana, Danville and across Central Illinois.
How to Win Disability for Brain Injuries
Social Security Disability is a government program you paid into through payroll deductions your entire working life. But when you need benefits, the government still gets picky about awarding disability checks.
To receive disability income for a TBI, you can’t just say you’re unable to work, you must give documented proof of symptoms like these:
- Inability to control movement in your arms or legs
- Difficulty thinking, understanding and applying information
- Difficulty with social interactions
- Trouble staying on task, including difficulty concentrating, persisting, or keeping the pace needed to complete a task
If you don’t meet the exact Social Security criteria for TBI, you could still win benefits based on any neurocognitive disorders you may be experiencing.
Whatever medical information is relevant to your unique case, you must also prove you can’t do your old job, you can’t transfer to a new line of work, and your disability is expected to last at least a year.
Compiling all this information is a chore, especially for you or a loved one after a TBI. An experienced disability lawyer relieves the burden on you and doesn’t charge a fee unless you win benefits.
Get Every Kind of Compensation You’re Owed
Sometimes workers in Central Illinois receive TBIs in workplace accidents, or because of someone else’s careless action, such as a car accident with a reckless driver. You could win compensation beyond disability checks by filing a workers’ comp claim or a personal injury lawsuit.
The lawyers at Schiro & Themer identify and help you secure every available form of financial relief. Every bit counts when you’re rebuilding your future.