Understanding social security and disability rules and regulations are standard within our team of Middle Tennessee attorneys
If you have suffered a serious injury or illness that will last more than 12 months, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability. The Social Security Administration is very helpful in assisting you in initially filing your disability claim. You will want to provide the Administration with all of your relevant information including the illness or injury from which you suffer, the names and addresses of your doctors and physicians who are treating you, and the problems and symptoms that your illness or injury causes for you. Unfortunately, most Social Security claims are initially denied.
• If your claim is initially denied please do not worry, it is not unusual for a claim to be denied at both the initial application and the reconsideration level. Our law firm can help you appeal the denial and assist you in preparing your case for your hearing before an administrative law judge.
• Many people worry about what it will cost for a lawyer. Your initial consultation will be free, and you will pay nothing unless we obtain benefits for you. Our disability lawyers have helped persons with depression, anxiety, severe back problems, fibromyalgia, severe arthritis, diabetes, heart problems, and many other illnesses that can be severely incapacitating. Many times severe pain is the most important factor in the ultimate finding of disability.
• Social Security disability is not a handout. If you worked and paid into the Social Security system, you are qualified for disability benefits if you can no longer work. We can help answer your questions as to whether or not you are qualified for disability and what types of proof will be necessary to prove your Social Security disability case.