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This is an unfortunate situation, you should consider first retaining a workers compensation attorney to help you obtain benefits,
in terms of disability, you would need to have a permanent medical condition, that is severe enough that you cannot work for a minimum of one year,
Disability" under Social Security is based on your inability to work. We consider you disabled under Social Security rules if:
This is a strict definition of disability.
Another option for you is to ask for FMLA leave,
by doing this, you can have up to 12 weeks of unpaid job protected leave,
and during this time you could try to qualify for disability,
to be able to qualify you would need medical evidence showing your medical condition is severe enough to make you qualify,
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