Statistics show that Social Security Disability claims filed by a lawyer have a higher chance of being awarded benefits, than those claims filed by claimants without legal representation. An experienced Social Security Disability lawyer can increase your chances of winning benefits at every level of the disability claim process. So what exactly should a disability lawyer do?
A Disability Lawyer’s Role Pre-Hearing
Once you retain a Social Security Disability lawyer, the attorney will work with you to complete the necessary paperwork to initiate your claim. Your lawyer will then gather the appropriate medical evidence that is required to support your claim. You may not know what medical evidence is needed to support your claim, or you might simply be too sick to research and locate the information. With over 35 years experience representing claimants, the Philadelphia Social Security Disability attorneys at Silver & Silver understand the intricacies of obtaining thorough medical reports from treating doctors that are consistent with Social Security regulations. Our attorneys can also provide for a vocational expert’s evaluation of your ability to return to work.
Social Security Disability Lawyers Impact Disability Hearings
The hearing is typically the most important part of the Social Security Disability claims process; however, preparation for the hearing can be complicated necessitating the assistance of an experienced Disability attorney. As your attorney, we will develop a strategy for presentation of your evidence and provide for the testimony of witnesses and other proofs. Subpoenas may be necessary to ensure the presence of crucial witnesses and the availability of pertinent documents at the hearing. We will advise you on what to expect at the hearing.
As experienced trial attorneys, our Philadelphia Social Security Disability attorneys are skilled at presenting evidence and testimony that successfully support our clients’ claims. During the hearing, our Social Security Disability lawyers will object to improper evidence or procedures, cross-examine adverse witnesses and present opening and closing statements. Where appropriate, our attorneys will ask that a prior application for benefits be re-opened and/or seek a waiver of a time limitation.
A Disability Lawyer’s Role Post-Hearing and Filing Appeals
When appropriate, our Social Security Disability lawyers will submit a written summary of the evidence and the argument. If we are successful in obtaining Disability benefits, we will ensure that the Social Security Administration correctly calculates your benefit amounts. If we are unsuccessful, our attorneys will pursue your appeal of the unfavorable decision.
Call the Philadelphia Social Security Disability Lawyers at Silver & Silver to Assist You with your Disability Claim
Filing a Disability claim can be complicated. Presenting a successful claim requires an understanding of the numerous factors a court will address and the ability to present necessary and thorough evidence. The Social Security Disability lawyers at Silver & Silver provide comprehensive legal advice to our clients in all phases of the Disability claim. Our office in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, is conveniently located to represent clients throughout the Philadelphia area and its surrounding suburbs of Delaware County, Montgomery County, Bucks County, and Chester County, as well as the New Jersey communities of Camden County, Burlington County, Cherry Hill, Voorhees, Haddonfield, Moorestown, Mt. Laurel and Gloucester. Call us today for a free consultation at 1-800-94-SILVER or contact us online.