When you are testifying before the administrative law judge, they might ask you to explain your physical disabilities limitations as they relate to your disability claim. Your Indiana Social Security disability lawyer can provide you with suggestions as you prepare your testimony.
Physical Limitations – Lifting and Carrying
The ALJ will ask you if you have difficulty lifting or carrying any objects and address time constraints, average and maximum weights, your posture as you lift or carry items, and further limitations related to lifting and carrying. The ALJ will also want to know the impact on you physically if you overexert yourself when lifting or carrying.
The ALJ will question you about your posture and positions you take in your daily routine and if you can no longer move in certain ways. They will address bending, kneeling, twisting, climbing of any type, stooping, crawling, crouching and kneeling. They will also ask what happens to you physically if you overexert yourself. Review these matters with our Indiana Social Security disability lawyer prior to testifying on the stand.
Indiana Social Security disability attorney : Additional Limitations
You will need to advise your Indiana Social Security disability attorney of any additional limitations that have affected you. Specific areas might include fine and large motor skills, reaching, stretching, pushing, pulling, using tools, twisting, feeling and sensitivity, dropping items, shakiness, opening items, buttoning, zipping, tying, writing, or picking up change.
If you are unsure about how to explain your limitations to the ALJ, call our Indiana Social Security disability lawyer for help. You can contact James Adams at 877-874-9116.