do i qualify for disability if I have a compression fracture in my thoracic 8 vertibria?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 04:04

I got a compression fracture in my thoracic 8 vertibria and I can't get a job and I am struggling to take care of my family because I can't lift ten pounds or more and I have a felony from when I was 17 and I'm 24 now I have medical records that show x-rays of my injury. Do I qualify for disability?

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 16:35 Permalink

Hi there,
The felony will not affect your eligibility so long as you are currently not in prison. It is possible that you could qualify! You'll need to speak with your doctor and have him fill out an RFC analysis. This will be a thorough analysis of exactly how much physical activity you'll be able to do. The SSA will use this to determine if there's no work that you're qualified for. Because you're only 24, it will be much harder for you to qualify compared to people who are 50 or above.

ddaniel (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:30 Permalink

i fractured my spine. i went to the emergency room and have seen an orthopedic surgeon and am not a candidate for surgery. i cannot lift anything. the doctor said i will recover in 6-8 weeks, but i'm broke and am about to be homeless. what am i supposed to do. i am having a hell of a time hearing back from my car insurance. i am scared and in pain.

Molly C (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:30 Permalink

Daniel, I'm sorry to hear about your accident. Unfortunately you will not qualify for Social Security Disability benefits unless you have an injury or illness that is expected to last a year.

Marty (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:30 Permalink

I had a fall from a ladder. I fell 15 feet. As a result of the fall a shattered my right heel, broke my left wrist and have 2 compression fractures on my L1 and T11 vertebrae. I have had metal plates installed on my wrist and got heel. No surgery done on my back. Could these injuries qualify me for ssdi? I have been out of work for 3 years now and living off of workers comp. My workers comp case will hopefully be over and settled soon. My work status has been lowered to a lite to medium duty and I also have no schooling other then high school diploma.

D (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:30 Permalink

Hi Marty,
If your disabilities will keep you out of work permanently, you could qualify for benefits due to your injury. You can consider filling out a Free Disability Evaluation to get in touch with an attorney who can discuss your case further.

Louis (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:30 Permalink

I was in a really bad car accident on nov. 1 of 2014 I have also had a massive heart attact the same year. I can't find a job do to my health what do I do?

D (not verified)
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:31 Permalink

Hi Louis,
Your disability claim will depend on what injuries the car accident caused. If you lost use of your limbs or face permanent back pain, you could potentially qualify. Additionally, if your heart attack weakened your arteries and left you with continuing heart problems, you could qualify. It is important that you must be disabled for 12 months to apply for benefits. If your doctors expect that you'll make a full recovery within the year, it is unlikely that you will be approved for disability benefits.

Nicole (not verified)
Thu, 03/31/2016 - 00:00 Permalink

I was in a accident and I have fracture compression in my back it will take 8 months for me to heal but I can't get a job because I have a serious fracture any wrong way I might turn it can turn bad do I qualify for disability

John (not verified)
Sat, 06/11/2016 - 21:38 Permalink

MRI shows compression fractures of the T11 and L1 with moderate height loss. Also chronic bilateral L5 pars defects with resulting grade 1 anterolisthesis. I addition there is broad-based disc bulging at L5/S1. There is resultant severe bilateral L5/S1 foraminal stenosis with possible mass effect on the exiting bilateral L5 roots. Another MRI shows advanced tricompartmental degenerative joint disease in left knee and another MRI shows posterior impingement syndrome in left ankle. Can I get disability for all of this?

Chasity (not verified)
Tue, 06/21/2016 - 11:39 Permalink

I was in a car accident on 10-21-15 I have a L1 compression wedge fracture and a hairline fracture on my L2. I'm currently drawing TTD but I'm unable to lift hardly anything, I can't sit stand squat or stay in 1 position for a period over than 30 minutes. I'm just 31 years old do I qualify for disability?

James (not verified)
Fri, 07/01/2016 - 14:15 Permalink

Wow, compression fractures seem to be going around. Back it Nov '13 I fractured my L1. Spent a week in the hospital and had to wear a brace. I was a truck driver at the time so not much manual labor. I roughed it out hoping everything would figure itself out in my back. As of 4-5 months ago, it's gotten worse (stiffness, chronic pain, weakness in legs, ). How are my chances?


In reply to by James (not verified)

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 10:11 Permalink

Hi James,
If your condition makes you unable to work, you may be eligible for benefits based off of your work record.

sandeep (not verified)
Tue, 07/19/2016 - 22:23 Permalink

i hav a compression fracture in lv1 & lv2.i am working in ofc related has adviced me not to left weight or bend and use ls belt.due to these compression i feel pain. Wts my disability % or wt r the chances to get certificate of disability.


In reply to by sandeep (not verified)

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 09:26 Permalink

HI Sandeep,
I would not be able to say as we are not affiliated with the SSA and would not be able to assess your level of disability. However, you may be eligible for benefits if you are unable to work and either have the required work history or you meet the income and resource limits.

Sherry (not verified)
Wed, 08/17/2016 - 13:57 Permalink

I fell and have an incomplete spinal cord fracture to my C5 and C6. I am know in a wheel chair and have limited use of my had. I am suppose to only life 10 pound. Will I qulify for social security disability?

Shane Fleshman (not verified)
Mon, 10/17/2016 - 08:32 Permalink

I fell when I was 26years old and I have a t10 t11 and t12 shattered and compassion fracture to my back and didn't have the fission surgery.I was check and they said am 50percent disabled and now am struggling to hold a job because of my pain. Am 40 now and the doctor said I would have this problem later in my life. Can I draw disable for this if I have the records saying all this?

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