Different Types of Disabilities We Can Help With

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Attorney William Green from Delfino Green & Green Law


William Green
Mr. Green has made a career of championing the rights of the most vulnerable members of society against the most powerful corporations, government entities, and insurance companies. Where most attorneys take on “a case,” Mr. Green takes on clients and their cause.

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Delfino Green & Green
For over 30 years, the highly skilled and experienced attorneys at Delfino Green & Green have been protecting the rights of individuals throughout California. We work hard to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions that caused injuries, insurance companies responsible for their promises to pay disability benefits, and employers accountable for their commitment to protecting their employees in the workplace.


When it comes to workers suffering an injury and needing to file a disability claim, there are certain types of injuries that are considered. Unfortunately, some conditions may not be eligible to help individuals obtain disability benefits, but it’s imperative to which types of disabilities qualify. Our team has helped numerous individuals with the various problems they have encountered that make it difficult for them to complete their job duties. Here are some of the disabilities we have successfully helped individuals file disability claims for and the benefits you may recover.

Chronic Headaches and Migraines

While many don’t view headaches as a condition, when someone suffers from chronic headaches or migraines, it can be debilitating, preventing individuals from completing actions that they’d normally be able to do as part of their job duty. There are a few different things that may be looked at, though, before the claim is granted. Here are some considerations that may come into play:
  • How often do you suffer from serious headaches?
  • How serious are the headaches when they occur?
  • Do these headaches prevent you from completing normal job duties?
  • Have you been seen by a doctor to determine if there is a cure?
Once it is shown that your ability to work is impacted by chronic headaches or migraines, you can work on getting through the claims process to pursue benefits.

Claims Involving Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is not easily diagnosed, but it is a condition that is often associated with some serious symptoms that can make it difficult for anyone suffering from it to work effectively. These symptoms can include the following:
  • You may experience widespread pain across multiple parts of your body
  • You may be more fatigued than normal at random times, making it difficult to get motivated
  • You may experience issues with your cognitive abilities and focus
It’s easy to see how fibromyalgia can make it difficult to work and complete aspects of various jobs. Before filing a claim for disability, you must be properly diagnosed with fibromyalgia, which can be difficult. However, you can continue to seek opinions from approved medical professionals to determine if you’re suffering from this condition.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

When someone suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), it can create significant problems that can impact job capabilities, including symptoms of drowsiness, headaches, joint pain, and other physical pain. This can be difficult to overcome when you have certain aspects of your job that require physical labor or even mental stimulation. Unfortunately, even a proper diagnosis of CFS alone may not be enough to convince the insurance company that you need disability benefits. It’s important to have legal representation that can help you understand the process and what comes next. We can also help clients dealing with spinal cord and back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, blindness or deafness, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, or mental illness. At Delfino Green & Green, we know how difficult it can be to suffer an injury that prevents you from working in your normal capacity. When you need someone to help you understand your rights to disability benefits, we’re here to guide you from start to finish. Our lawyers are ready to work with you and help pursue the benefits you need. We’ll focus on your best interests and prevent you from having your rights taken advantage of by the insurance company.

To discuss your potential long-term disability claim with an experienced legal professional, call our firm today at 415-442-4646.We’re here for you when you need us most, and we’ll pursue benefits for medical expenses, lost income, and more.

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