Parkinson's disease is a gradual neurodegenerative condition that leads to the irreversible deterioration of motor and cognitive abilities.
Due to its pernicious effects, the disease gradually affects the quality of life and can impact diagnosed individuals' ability to maintain an occupation. Fortunately, several methods can help affected individuals claim financial benefits to cover medical and associated expenses.
- Long Term Disability Insurance – If the severity of Parkinson's prevents an individual from active work, long-term disability can partially or entirely substitute income. It can be purchased either individually from an insurance provider or through an agent or is provided by an employer. Due to the extensive evidence required to qualify, applying for long-term disability benefits can be complicated and time-consuming.
- Social Security Disability Insurance – Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson's can apply for this disability benefits program and receive a monthly payment so long as they qualify under the Social Security Administration's rules. However, Social Security Disability Insurance only applies to individuals that held an occupation covered by social security and does not apply to partial or short-term disabilities.
- Veteran Affairs Disability Compensation – U.S. army veterans that have been diagnosed with Parkinson's resulting from active service are entitled to disability compensation. These monthly benefits are tax-free and are administered by the Department of Veteran Affairs.
- Paraquat Exposure Claims – Extensive exposure to paraquat can lead to a Parkinson's diagnosis. Individuals diagnosed with the condition can seek compensation from liable manufacturers. Due to the complexity of assessing eligibility, it's vital to seek seasoned professionals with extensive experience in toxic exposure claims.
File a paraquat claim with the help of our team of experts
With more than three decades of experience in evaluating toxic exposure claims, Atraxia Law has successfully represented clients' interests and secured the compensation they are entitled to.
We know that Parkinson's is a difficult enough condition to manage independently. That is precisely why we intend to keep your involvement to a minimum as we assess the eligibility of your claim.
Due to the varying statute of limitations employed by different states, it's crucial to act expeditiously and provide verifiable proof of prolonged paraquat exposure and a definitive Parkinson's diagnosis. Doing so exponentially improves your claim's rate of success.
We are ready to provide any further clarifications you may require and evaluate your particular situation.