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Social Security Disability: 3 Signs You Need a Lawyer

You must be alarmed by that injury or illness that prevents you from going to your previous work. You think you are entitled to social security benefits since you have a legitimate case. Facts and stats all over the Internet sphere and past workplace conversations hint that you could successfully stake a claim and follow the rigorous process and get that recurrent paycheck for your troubles. Well, be sure to cross out some of these signs before going on a solo mission. If any of these three signs plague your claim, immediately contact an attorney whether or not you have initiated the process.

Disability lawyers have declined you

Disability lawyers only get paid when they win. They are very skilled in picking out cases that can be easy to win. By a simple phone call of less than half an hour, they can determine the likelihood of winning a case. Whether or not you plan to hire a disability attorney, make sure to make that call. Take their response to you as a crucial indicator of the strength of your case. If they are not very eager to represent you, do not be eager to represent yourself either.

Trouble valuing your claim

Seldom do people get larger benefits than the ones they claim. Asking for extremely large sums of compensation and other benefits could also harm an individual’s case. However, people should not undervalue the potential to earn that disabilities subtract from their career. Multiple injuries may compound an applicant’s factors and eventual sum benefits entitled. However, it would take the expertise, diligence and ingenuity only accessible via the services of social security disability attorneys and law firms. You could hire attorneys for the sake of getting them to determine the value of your case. They always go for the largest sum that is reasonably within reach. After the value is determined, you have the option to fire the lawyers and go on it alone but that is ill-advised. You will have better chances of winning your case with a lawyer than without one.

Rejection of initial claim

If your claim got rejected and you had to apply for an appeal, make sure to get a social security disability lawyer as promptly as possible. Solitary applicants seldom win appeals. They need to be handled by seasoned attorneys.

Often, in social security disability cases, the more an applicant stands to gain means the more they stand to lose as well. If an applicant’s case is seemingly valuable, they are always advised to hire an attorney whether or not the case is an obvious win.

This article is from Lizzie Weakley, a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. She enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her four-year-old husky Snowball.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

About This Blog

The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

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