There are many situations that can leave a person unexpectedly unable to work. When this happens, there is a system in place that’s designed to help those in need. Unfortunately, it is not always that simple. Keep reading to find out how a personal injury attorney can help you navigate the complex system of filing for Social Security Disability benefits (SSD). If you are in need of a free legal consultation, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 562-222-0146 right away.
The Burden of Proof is High
If you are injured and unable to go back to work, you are supposedly eligible for SSD benefits. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration often makes this a challenge. If you are not familiar with this process of filing, then you can count on having a difficult time – this is why we recommend that you work with an experienced SSD benefit attorney.
Remember that the burden of proof is on you, the worker, to prove that you were injured and that you cannot return to work. In some cases, just proving that you were injured at work and that you cannot work is not enough for them. If you make a mistake in your filing – no matter how minor – it could jeopardize what is otherwise a strong claim.
We Will Present the Evidence That Will Support Your Claim
The default position of the Social Security Administration is generally to be skeptical of any claims that are made for SSD. Even if your employer agrees that you were injured at work, you will still need additional evidence. We know what type and amount of evidence is likely to convince them. We know how to collect it and present it. We know how to show them that your injuries are severe and that you cannot work in the foreseeable future.
We Will Make Sure That Your Claim is Both Error-Free and On Time
There are two main hiccups that can cause serious delays or denials: Errors and late applications. The SSA needs each and every page of every form to be entirely complete and error free. If it is not, then they will send it back – you can count on that. When you are injured and unable to work, the last thing you need is to waste time on a bunch of legal forms.
Likewise, there are very specific timelines that you must follow. If you are unable to do so, then they will deny your claim. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we have a lot of experience with cases just like yours and we stand by to help maximize your chances of being approved. Contact us now at 562-222-0146 to find out how we can help you.