Why Do I Need a Lawyer for a Disability Claim?

Why Do I Need an Attorney for a Disability Claim?

SSD Lawyers Serving Essex County, Hudson County and Beyond

If you are considering filing for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you most likely have questions about whether you need to hire an attorney. While it is true that many people file their initial applications without legal advice, it is also true that two-thirds of initial claims are denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Hiring an experienced lawyer is often the wisest choice, whether you are in the initial filing stages or have already had your application denied.

At Greenberg Minasian, LLC, we handle disability claims for clients across the state of New Jersey. We charge no attorney’s fees unless we succeed in obtaining benefits for you, so it costs you nothing to utilize our services. We help clients at all stages of the SSD process, from completing initial applications to appealing denied disability claims.

An Attorney’s Role in a Social Security Disability Claim

Put simply, it is the job of a disability lawyer to gather, evaluate and present evidence in the way that maximizes the likelihood of obtaining benefits. As attorneys, there are three specific people with whom we interface to succeed:

  • Doctors: Medical doctors give opinions and look out for the patient’s best interests. However, not all doctors understand how to properly document a condition for the purposes of an SSD claim. We can make sure your condition is thoroughly and accurately recorded.
  • Government representatives: The Social Security Administration has employees who take applications over the phone. Any information you give them is not confidential, and anytime you misspeak, your words could be used as justification to deny your claim.
  • You, the client: No one understands your condition and your situation better than you. You may be unable to work, but unsure of how to communicate this to the government. We take care of that for you, and we make sure the legal requirements are met correctly.

Contact a New Jersey Social Security Lawyer for a Free Initial Consultation

Whether you have questions about applying for Social Security or need help with an SSDI claim denial, the legal team at Greenberg Minasian, LLC, is prepared to guide you through the process. To arrange a free initial consultation with our experienced lawyers, contact our West Orange law firm online or by phone 973-325-7711.

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