Have you recently become too sick or injured to work? Have you filed for disability, only for your claim to be denied? The frustrating truth is that it can take several months and more than one try for your disability claims to be believed and approved. In order to increase your chances of success, it's a good idea to consider getting help from a lawyer. Before you give the matter too much thought, here are the answers to a few questions that you may have:
Aren't lawyers expensive? If you hire a lawyer to help you with your disability claims, you'll pay nothing up front or out of pocket. Instead, your lawyer will take a percentage of the first lump sum payment that you receive. This way, you don't have to worry about struggling to come up with the money to pay your attorney on top of everything else that you're going through. You just need to wait for your disability payment to arrive and pay your lawyer with that. If your claim is denied again, for whatever reason, he or she will continue to wait for payment until your claim is actually approved.
Isn't it better to file a claim on your own and avoid dealing with an attorney? That really depends. If it doesn't really matter if your disability claims are approved or not, go ahead. On the other hand, if you're like most people, getting a lawyer may be the best and only way for your claims to be approved. It can be difficult to figure out and keep track of everything that's needed for a disability claim to be filed successfully. If you do it on your own, you may forget or not know that you need to include a particular doctor's report that will help your case. An attorney has been dealing with this type of situation for a much longer period of time and will know exactly what is needed for your claim to have the best chances of success.
Are there other reasons for getting legal help? Because a disability attorney has more experience with disability cases than you do, he or she may be able to recommend a new course of action that can help increase your chances of a successful appeal. For example, you may need to visit a new doctor or a different type of doctor who will be able to write a new report that will increase the chances of your claim being approved.
For more information, contact local professionals like Bruce K Billman.Share