1st Apr

2018

What Are The Most Common Causes Of A Disability Claim?
What are the most common causes of disability?

Injuries at work? Freak accidents? It’s true, they happen. But the truth might surprise you.

  • Illnesses like cancer, heart attack or diabetes cause the majority of long-term disabilities. Back pain, injuries, and arthritis are also significant causes.
  • Most are not work-related, and therefore not covered by workers’ compensation.
  • Lifestyle choices and personal behavior that lead to obesity are becoming major contributing factors.
  • Musculoskeletal disorders are the #1 cause of disabilities. Examples include; arthritis, back pain, spine/joint disorders, fibromytis, etc.
Disability in America

Disability is already a widespread problem, and the threat is growing at an alarming rate.

  • More than 30 million Americans between the ages of 21 and 64 are disabled, according to the most recent U.S. Census.
  • Over 2.1 million people filed disability claims with Social Security in 2017.  Less than 35% were awarded benefits.
  • 25+ million American lives are restricted by the effects of disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • The average age of a disabled worker beneficiary of Social Security in 2016 was 54.2 years of age.
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