Fractures of the Tibia, Pelvis or One or More of the Tarsal Bones
In some cases, SSA will award disability benefits as a result of a lower extremity non-union (non-healing of the bone) fracture involving such bones as the tibia, pelvis or oneor more of the tarsal bones. Most non-union lower extremity fracture claims that SSAevaluates are the result of trauma such as a motor vehicle accident. Lower extremity non-union fractures may also be associated with weakness of bones as a result of disease suchas a tumor. SSA has special rules in evaluating this type of impairment. Essential towinning benefits as a result of a fracture to a lower extremity is the inability to return tofunctional ambulation and duration. Cases involving non-union fractures of the lowerextremity can be difficult to win disability benefits and it is recommended thatconsideration be given to retaining an attorney who has experience with social securitydisability cases.