Mental and Emotional Limitations

If the nature of your disability is limited exclusively to mental or emotional problems, the following information does not apply to you. Please be advised that if you are strictly experiencing emotional or mental issues and would like to apply for social security disability, you will need to discuss the matter thoroughly with your Jacksonville disability attorney prior to your hearing. If you have a physical disability along with emotional or mental impairments, you also need to discuss these factors with your lawyer before going to your hearing.Jacksonville disability attorney Mental and Emotional Limitations in Combination with Physical Impairments Like many who suffer from physical limitations that affect your ability to work, you may also suffer from emotional or mental impairments or problems. Oftentimes, these emotional and mental issues arise directly from the physical problems. Unfortunately, those who suffer from both physical and emotional problems are often ashamed. They are reluctant to discuss the emotional aspects of their impairments because they are worried that people will think they are crazy. To have the best odds of achieving a ruling in your favor, however, it is crucial to be willing and able to discuss the emotional problems that have arisen due to your physical problems. People don’t often realize it, but the mental aspects of suffering from various physical problems often have the most severe impact on a person’s ability to function and work normally. If your ability to enjoy life is limited due to the emotional issues stemming from your impairment, you need to express these sentiments openly and thoroughly. All kinds of symptoms can arise due to emotional issues that stem from physical impairments. These and other symptoms can and will limit your ability to enjoy life and to hold down a job:
  • Depression
  • Quick temper
  • Forgetfulness
  • Crying spells
  • Nervousness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Avoiding others
  • Difficulty getting along with others
Retain an Experienced Jacksonville Disability Lawyer Today Whether your impairment is strictly physical or includes emotional or mental components, it’s crucial to work with an experienced Jacksonville disability attorney. Call John Fagan at 904-278-1000 now to get started.

About John Fagan

John is a Jacksonville native who grew up on the First Coast. He graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in 1975 and went to college at Florida State University where he completed a 4-year program in 3 years. John graduated from the Florida State University College of Business in 1978 and went straight into Florida State University College of Law. While in law school, John earned a position on the prestigious Law Review Board serving as its Business Editor. As a law student, John studied in the Oxford program. He also interned with the Florida Legislature working in the Florida House of Representatives Criminal Justice Committee. John was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1981. John began his legal career as a law school intern in the State Attorney's Office in Jacksonville in 1981. After his internship, legendary State Attorney Ed Austin hired John as a full-time Assistant State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit (Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties). As a prosecutor, John tried jury and non-jury trial on charges ranging from DUI to Murder. In 1983, John moved from the State Attorney's Office to begin his career in private practice. He has practiced law for 30 years on the First Coast. For the last 20 years, John and his family have made Clay County their home. John limits his practice to personal injury and disability cases. While there are many fine attorneys in Clay County, John is one of only a few Clay County attorneys who limit their practice to personal injury and disability cases. John takes pride in helping clients resolve injury claims in ways that avoid the stress, uncertainty, and the expense of unnecessary litigation. Professional Activities John is the past President of the Clay County Bar Association and has served on the Board of the Clay County Bar Association from 2009-2013. He is an active member of the Florida Bar, and the Federal Bar of the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice, the Florida Association of Justice, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, and the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates. Service to the Community John is involved in the Clay County Community serving as a member and Director of the Rotary Club of Orange Park, of the Clay County Bar Association, and the Putnam County Bar Association.
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