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Why You Need A Social Security Disability Lawyer

If you are unable to work due to an injury or illness, you can file for a social security disability claim. However, the process is complex, so you may have to call a lawyer for assistance. A lot of people have never filed for claims before, which is why it’s natural to feel apprehensive about it. Here are some of the reasons you should consider working with a social security disability lawyer to help you with the entire claims process:

Helps File The Initial Claim

In your initial claim, you must present all the necessary information to ensure that you get the highest compensation possible and to reduce the waiting period. A lawyer would know precisely what information and documents you need to minimize any communication problems that could cause delays or rejection.

Helps File Appeals

The appeals process is a vital part of filing a claim. There are a lot of applications that get denied, which is why proper preparation for appeals is essential. Most social security cases involve multiple appeals, and there are strict deadlines to follow. A lawyer is aware of those deadlines and has measures in place to guarantee that your appeal will be filed on time.

Assists With Evidence Management

An attorney can see to it that you have the right evidence that will increase your chances of getting the compensation you deserve. Your lawyer will provide you with comprehensive information about your doctors and hospitalizations so you can have the correct medical records. In some cases, your lawyer may also communicate with your doctors about other necessary documents that can support your claim. Moreover, there might be a need to present witnesses at your hearing or seek support from former employers in order to get more evidence that will strengthen your appeal in court. Your attorney can help you reach out to those people as well.

Represents You At Hearings

When it’s finally time for your hearing, your lawyer will be by your side. Before it takes place, your lawyer will make sure that you are thoroughly prepared for it. The pre-hearing communication will allow the lawyer to ask you certain questions so you can provide the correct testimony during the hearing. Keep in mind that there will be a vocational expert at your hearing, and only an attorney can perform cross-examination of the expert. Judges rely heavily on medical or psychological experts, and your lawyer can question those individuals as well.

Helps With Legal Analysis And Brief Writing

As your claim progresses, things will become even more complicated as some cases need to be appealed to the federal court. Cases presented at the federal court will require extensive legal brief writing, which is prepared by an attorney.

These are the reasons you should hire an attorney if you are looking to file a social security claim. It’s vital to have a lawyer by your side because things can get complicated and you have to do everything you can to reduce the chances of claim rejection.

The earlier you get a lawyer for your social security disability claim, the better. The only time you should not call a lawyer for a social security claim is when you have already submitted your initial application and you are now waiting for an answer. At this point, there is not much a lawyer can do.

Despite the costs of hiring a lawyer, it is worth it compared to navigating the claims process yourself, especially if you have little to no knowledge about it. Get in touch with All Injuries Law Firm P.A. today to find out what one of our social security lawyers can do for you.