Do I need to have representation to win my disability case?
You do not necessarily need legal representation to win your disability case. But statistics from the federal government show that individuals with legal representation have a higher chance of being approved for benefits than those without.
A government report published in 2017 provided more insight into the importance of working with an attorney throughout this process. According to the report, individuals who applied for disability benefits with the help of an attorney were 2.9 times more likely to be approved for benefits than those who did not. To put things into perspective, only 34% of applications by individuals who did not have legal representation were approved compared to 60% of applications by individuals who had representation.
At Morgan and Morgan, we understand how frustrating it can be to navigate the process of applying for disability benefits. For this reason, we provide legal representation for eligible individuals. If you or your loved one has been denied benefits or wants to apply for the first time, we might be able to help. Fill out our free case evaluation form to get started.
How Can a Social Security Disability Attorney Help With My Application?
A typical social security disability application involves heaps of paperwork and rules each applicant must follow to be eligible for benefits. These requirements can be overwhelming for most people. It is even worse when you are struggling with a disability — you may not have the time, energy, and resources to apply for benefits.
Our experienced disability attorneys know exactly what the Social Security Administration looks at when reviewing these applications. They know what evidence is strong enough to prove disability, what does not count as evidence, where to obtain such evidence, what you should do or not do while your application is pending, and many other complex rules.
For this reason, our social security disability lawyers are better placed to assist you to file a successful application. In addition, if the government has denied your application, our attorneys can also help you file an appeal or prepare to appear in front of an administrative judge if the need arises.
How Much Do Social Security Disability Attorneys Charge Their Clients?
Most, not all, social security disability attorneys charge their clients a contingency fee. This means that you do not owe them anything unless you win the case.
For instance, at Morgan and Morgan, when you contact us for a free case evaluation, we will review your specific circumstances to determine whether you might be eligible for benefits. If you are eligible, we might be able to help you build a strong case to prove your disability.
We will then help you file for disability benefits or an appeal if the initial application was rejected. If the SSA approves your application, we will charge you a small percentage of the amount awarded, usually around 25% or $6000, whichever is less.
Bear in mind that a skilled attorney might also be able to help you recover back pay for the amount owed while your appeal was pending. This, however, depends on the circumstances of your case, which is why it is always advisable to consult an attorney beforehand.
Where Can I Find a Competent Social Security Disability Attorney to Handle My Case?
While many law firms and lawyers handle these cases throughout the United States, Morgan and Morgan attorneys can help you in ways no other law firm or attorney can. Our social security disability attorneys serve clients from coast to coast, ensuring they receive the benefits they need and deserve.
Why Morgan and Morgan Disability Attorneys?
At Morgan and Morgan, we are a law firm for the people. We serve individuals who need the highest level of legal representation but cannot afford competent attorneys.
Our disability attorneys have access to powerful legal resources to fight for their clients anywhere in the United States. And did we mention that we are the country's largest personal injury law firm?
Morgan and Morgan disability benefits lawyers have been fighting for our clients for over three decades. For this reason, they know how SSA laws apply in different situations. As a result, making the decision to hire a Morgan and Morgan attorney significantly increases your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome.
This is because we do not leave any stone unturned when fighting for our client's rights. And when it comes to proving disability, you need an attorney with access to medical records, experts, powerful technology, and other resources required to build a strong case. That is exactly what you get when you hire a Morgan and Morgan attorney.
How Do I Contact a Morgan and Morgan Disability Attorney?
At Morgan and Morgan, we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All you have to do is fill out our free case evaluation form. Then, one of our legal representatives will review your case within 24 hours and get in touch with you to discuss the next steps.
And if you have a valid claim, we might be able to represent you throughout the process. Whether your claim has been denied or you are filing for the first time, our attorneys can guide you through the journey to obtaining a favorable outcome.
We understand how painful and frustrating it can be to deal with a disabling condition. Morgan and Morgan is your friend in these times of need. Contact us today.