Why a Lawyer is Your Best Bet When Filing for Social Security

January 21, 2013
Why a Lawyer is Your Best Bet When Filing for Social Security

Just like most government processes, the process of applying for Social Security Disability is a time consuming and complicated journey. Over 70% of first-time applicants are initially denied benefits by the government, including people who genuinely need help. A lawyer who is familiar with the Social Security benefits process will help protect you from making common errors during the application, and will greatly help your chances for approval. Even if you have already been turned down, a skilled attorney will be able to guide you through the process of appealing and will be there to help you get the benefits you deserve.

File Your Claim Quickly

If you are disabled and unable to work, it is important that you pursue a claim for Social Security Disability immediately. Disability claims often take time for the government to review. Because if this, the sooner you begin the claim process the better.  A skilled attorney knowledgeable in the Social Security Disability process can help you avoid common problems. It is a proven fact that many people who file without the help of a lawyer to facilitate the process deal with long waits and many get turned down initially.

Get a Free Consultation

If you are unsure whether you have a claim, an attorney will be able to guide you through the process and will counsel you on your best course of action. People with physical impairments or mental illness that cannot work for at least a year or those with terminal conditions are eligible for Social Security Disability. If you are unsure if you qualify, speak to a lawyer. Consultations are free, so you don’t have to worry about being charged if you do not end up filing a claim.  And if your attorney does file a claim for you, there is no cost to you upfront, at all. There is only an attorney’s fee due at the end of the process after your benefits have been approved.

Present a Strong Case

Even if you are severely injured,  if you do not know the right way to present a strong case during the lengthy filing process there is a very good chance you will be denied benefits. There are many forms to fill out and a long waiting period when filing for Social Security Disability Benefits.  It is easy to make a critical mistake if you are not familiar with the application process. An experienced lawyer will help make sure that no errors are made while filing, which will greatly improve your chances for approval.

Even if You Have Been Denied, Don’t Give Up

Unfortunately, people desperately in need of Social Security Disability benefits are still turned down every day, especially when they try to file without the help of an attorney. Many are unaware that even though they were initially denied, they can still appeal the decision to receive benefits. Even if you have already been denied do not give up, an experienced social security disability benefits lawyer will guide you through the process and help make sure you receive the benefits you need. Often times, individuals who were initially denied do end up receiving benefits. Remember the government must process millions of claims every year, and without an attorney at your side, it is easy to fall through the cracks of the system.

Seek an Experienced Lawyer

Look for a lawyer who is experienced in handling all types of disability cases. The more knowledgeable your lawyer is with the process, the easier it will be for you to file and win your claim.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in an accident that was not your fault or you feel you may have a medical malpractice related claim or need social security disability benefits, call Graves McLain, the Tulsa Personal Injury Law Firm for a free confidential consultation at 918-359-6600. An experienced attorney will review your situation at no cost to you. We represent victims and their families in serious injury and death cases arising from medical mistakes, vehicle collisions, and other accidents.

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