Nothing guarantees you will get disability benefits, but if you have been injured, working with a social security disability attorney can significantly improve your chances of securing the benefits you qualify for. An experienced social security disability lawyer can strengthen your chances in a few ways:
- By helping you file the paperwork.
The paperwork and language in social security disability claims are complex, and there are many exceptions, rules and information to process. For someone without a background in disability law, the documentation needs can be confusing and lead to mistakes, which in turn can lead to a denial. An attorney understands exactly what paperwork needs to be filed — and how — to improve your chances.
- By understanding the law.
An attorney understands your rights and knows how to persuasively argue for the benefits you deserve after your injury. They can cite the exact rules and laws which may be relevant to your case.
- By helping you adhere to deadlines.
Missing a deadline in a social security disability claim can lead to an automatic denial. Attorneys understand the deadlines involved and can work to submit your application and appeals well before the final date.
- By working with the DDS examiner or the Social Security office.
It can be intimidating contacting the Social Security office or testifying before a judge at a hearing. An attorney can take care of many of these details for you. Since your attorney knows what to say to strengthen your case, he or she can be a powerful voice for you.
Sometimes seemingly minor pieces of evidence or innocuous statements mean the difference between a successful disability benefits claim and a denial. If you are concerned about your disability benefits application or have been denied, contact the attorneys at KBG Injury Law for a consultation.