Many disabilities are related to injuries, and may be covered by both Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance. A worker falls from a ladder and suffers a serious head injury, from which they never fully recover. A person driving home from work gets in a car accident, falls into a coma and wakes up a month later with issues that will never completely heal.
However, it's problematic to assume that all disabilities start with some traumatic event that changes a person's life. Many noninjury related disabilities include chronic medical conditions such as Diabetes, or disabilities related to trauma that happened when the person was too young to remember it. Examples include:
- Intellectual disability
- Spina bifida
- Down syndrome
- Cerebral palsy
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder