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Milwaukee, WI SSD Lawyer for Physical Disabilities

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Social Security Disability Attorney For People With Qualifying Physical Conditions in Milwaukee County

The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) keeps a listing of impairments that qualify for disability benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. Many of the impairments on this list are physical conditions that affect everyday tasks like walking, standing, and the functioning of bodily systems. If you have one of these conditions, and as a result, you are unable to maintain gainful employment for at least 12 months, Social Security disability benefits can provide substantial relief.

Attorney Jonathan Pearson can help you get the benefits you need, and he will work with you to understand why you are likely eligible for benefits, prepare and submit your application along with detailed evidence of your condition, and pursue all reasonable options to secure an approval. Jonathan will handle all aspects of your case, and you will not be expected to pay any attorney fees unless we are successful in obtaining benefits.

Which Physical Conditions Are on the SSA's List?

The SSA listing of impairments, also called the Blue Book, organizes qualifying conditions into categories according to different body systems and functions, and within each category, there are important definitions and evaluation criteria to help you figure out whether your condition qualifies and what evidence you may need to prove it. The categories that most apply to physical health conditions are as follows:

  • Musculoskeletal system, which includes joint conditions, spine disorders, amputations, severe bone breaks, and some soft tissue injuries
  • Special senses and speech, which includes blindness and vision disorders, hearing loss, speech loss, and conditions that affect balance
  • Respiratory disorders, which include asthma, cystic fibrosis, and other chronic respiratory diseases that severely impede your breathing
  • Cardiovascular system, which includes heart disease, heart failure, and disorders of the blood vessels that significantly impair blood circulation
  • Digestive system, which includes chronic liver diseases like hepatitis, as well as other conditions affecting the intestines and other digestive organs
  • Genitourinary disorders, which primarily include diseases and disorders of the kidneys
  • Hematological disorders, which include conditions that affect the functioning of blood cells, such as anemia, thrombosis, and bone marrow disorders
  • Skin disorders, which include burns, chronic infections, and other conditions that result in extensive lesions that interfere with movement
  • Endocrine disorders, which include disorders of glands that produce hormones, including the thyroid, pituitary, and pancreas
  • Congenital disorders that affect multiple body systems, a category that consists solely of the chromosomal disorder of non-mosaic Down syndrome
  • Neurological disorders, which often affect motor functions in addition to mental abilities, and include conditions such as spinal cord disorders, MS, ALS, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's disease, and more
  • Cancers affecting all areas of the body, including the lungs, skin, bones and soft tissue, glands, blood cells, nervous system, stomach and digestive system, kidneys, bladder, breasts, testicles, and more.
  • Immune system disorders, which includes autoimmune diseases, HIV, and other immune deficiency disorders

What If My Condition Is Not Listed?

The list of impairments in the SSA Blue Book is fairly extensive, but it is not exhaustive, and you should not assume that you are ineligible for benefits simply because your specific condition does not appear on the list. The SSA and the Disability Determination Bureau (DDB) of Wisconsin will review all evidence you provide and seek information from your doctors and treatment providers to determine whether your condition severely limits the functional abilities that you would need in order to return to work you have done in the past or find other substantial gainful activity that you are able to perform.

Contact a West Allis Physical Disability Benefits Attorney

With Attorney Jonathan Pearson's assistance, you can feel confident in submitting an application for disability benefits that includes strong evidence that your condition is on the SSA list or otherwise severely impedes your abilities. To learn more about how we can help, contact us at 414-240-4801 today and request a free consultation on your case. We serve clients throughout Waukesha County and Milwaukee County, including West Allis, Oak Creek, Greenfield, Wauwatosa, South Milwaukee, Milwaukee, and nearby areas.



  • Thank you so much Jonathan. I was so tired of waiting almost 2 years for my disability hearing and you told me always stay positive and to not give up. You met with me before my hearing and told me what to expect and when you told me the judge approved my case I was so relieved! The Social Security disability payments I get allow me to keep seeing my doctors and really help us out. Thank you!

    - Shirley

  • Jonathan thank you for helping me win my Social Security disability case. You are so easy to talk to and don’t make me feel stupid each time I call with my questions.

    - Rene

  • Jonathan is very knowledgeable and pleasant,He is very considerate for his client and return my all phone calls promptly.I was very happy for his services. I highly recommend him to any body who needs attorney help.

    - S.P., Wheeling, IL

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