If you are disabled and unable to work, you may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. These benefits provide financial assistance and support to take care of your basic needs.
However, if your SSD claim is denied, you will have to submit a valid appeal to keep your claim open. This process can be complex as it involves filing many forms and submitting important information to the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Hiring a Knoxville Social Security Disability lawyer will give you an advocate on your side who will fight for your interests. Some of the benefits of hiring a skilled attorney include:
A Lawyer Will Support Your Claim
Many SSD applications are rejected for technical reasons that are unrelated to the claimants’ medical condition. If they have made a mistake on their application or failed to include the right information, their claim will be denied.
Because we have detailed knowledge of the application and appeals process, we know what the SSA looks for when making a decision about your claim. We will work to make sure your claim is compiled in a complete and accurate way that fits the SSA’s requirements.
Your Social Security Disability lawyer can gather the information you need to substantiate your claim. He or she can collect your medical records and organize them in a way that shows the extent of your disability and how you have responded to treatment.
He or she may contact physicians, hospitals and other medical facilities where you have received treatment to obtain details about your condition and your ability to work.
Your SSD lawyer can also determine if you need additional medical documentation to better support your claim.
SSD Lawyers Understand How to Appeal a Denied Claim
An experienced Social Security disability lawyer will understand the process to appeal a denied SSD claim. There are many complicated steps involved in appealing a denied claim, and it is best to have an attorney by your side to guide you through the process.
We will help make sure all documents and any additional supporting information is submitted to the appropriate office on time.
We can also represent you throughout many parts of the appeals process to help make sure your best interests are always represented
SSD Lawyers Can Represent You in a Hearing
Many SSD claimants have never attended an administrative hearing to appeal a denied claim and may be unaware of the procedures that must be followed.
However, a skilled SSD lawyer will understand how to proceed with an administrative hearing and how to submit evidence and testimony that supports your claim. Your lawyer will help you prepare for questioning from an administrative judge to help you become more comfortable when talking about your condition.
In many administrative hearings, a vocational expert may testify against you by detailing several occupations that are currently available that you may still perform despite your disability.
Nevertheless, your Social Security disability lawyer will attempt to cross-examine any witness or expert testifying against your claim. He or she may present an effective counterargument that supports why you are seeking SSD benefits and how your current physical condition entitles you financial support.
Disability Lawyer Fees
The disability lawyers at Greg Coleman Law work on a contingency fee basis. This means our attorneys do not get paid unless you are approved for benefits. If your claim is denied, you will not owe any money.
There are federal laws that outline when and how much attorneys can charge clients for representing their cases before the SSA. If you choose to hire one of our attorneys, we will thoroughly review our payment structure with you to ensure you are aware of the fees that may be owed if your claim is successful.
Contact an Experienced SSD Lawyer
If you are considering applying for SSD benefits or appealing a previous decision, it is important that you understand your rights and responsibilities.
The Social Security disability attorneys at Greg Coleman Law are ready to assist with you every aspect of your application or appeal.
With over 40 years of combined experience, our seasoned attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of the SSA. We work diligently to help you obtain the SSD benefits you need.
Call (865) 247-0080 to schedule a free review of your claim.