- • How do you know whether you can qualify for disability?
- • What do you need to do to file for disability?
- • Should you hire a lawyer?
- • Filing for disability can be complicated so it's no wonder you have so many questions.
- • What Counts Towards Disability?
Disability is any physical or mental condition that limits a person's senses, movements, or activities. However, for your condition to count towards your disability claim, you need to prove that your condition makes you unable to work and support yourself.
Why Should I Have A Lawyer Help Me With My Disability Claim?
The most important reason to hire a lawyer to help you with your disability case is that your chances of winning increase significantly. Also since your lawyer only charges a fee if you win, there isn't any downside to hiring a lawyer for help. However, if your still not convinced, here are a few more reasons why you should hire a lawyer for your disability claim.
Developing a disability case.
Most people has no idea how to properly prepare for a disability case or hearing. A lawyer, especially one who specializes in disability, will have a high level of familiarity and expertise when it comes to Social Security rules and regulations. Since disability lawyers only get paid if you win your case, they are much more determined to succeed.
Your odds of winning without a lawyer.
Is it possible to win your case without the help of a lawyer? Yes and this does occasionally happen. However, filing a claim without legal assistance can put a lot at stake. Though it can happen, it is rather challenging to win a disability claim with the help of a lawyer present. It often takes so long to get a hearing in the first place, let alone the amount of time it takes to get a second one if you are denied. So when you do file your claim and get your hearing, you want to make the most of your time and effort.
Getting you the financial support you need.
Again, it is possible to win your case without the legal assistance. However, those that do win rarely get the amount of financial support they need. No one is going to be eager to hand out money. So they will do whatever they can to avoid giving you the financial compensation you need. Even if you win, they will still try to lower the amount as much as possible. With a lawyer present, they will make sure you get exactly what you need and are unlikely to settle for anything lower.
When Should I Call A Lawyer For My Disability Claim?
It is typically better to call a lawyer sooner rather than later. If your even considering filing for disability, you should call a disability lawyer for a free consultation. With the help of a lawyer, you'll be able to understand the strengths and weaknesses of your case and get assistance with your initial application. This can give you a good understanding for whats ahead and whether you feel filing is the best option for you.
If you live in the southwest Florida area and are filing for disability, make sure to contact All Injuries Law Firm. We have more than 30 years of experience to help you get the financial help you need for your disability. Contact us today for a free consultation.