Some of the most common reasons why people seek an attorney are to handle cases dealing with auto collisions, medical negligence, premises liability, product liability, and wrongful death claims. But, it is also common for people to pursue claims in connection with Social Security. Often, when a situation occurs where you need help, there is a mountain of emotions that is too high to look over, never mind climb. In this kind of situation, it’s best to get a lawyer experienced in Social Security claims to help you. He or she has the know-how to help you navigate even the most complicated situations. There are a number of things a Social Security lawyer can do for you.
Getting the Evidence and Necessary Documentation
Before even filling out an application for benefits, many people choose to contact a lawyer. There are a lot of questions that can be hard to understand and difficult to find the answers for. When there is an issue and you are unsure, a Social Security lawyer can step in and help make sure you have all of the documentation and evidence you need to support your claim for benefits.
Some of these may include medical records and other related records that need to be obtained. Finding these documents can be very time-consuming. Not all medical records are easy to locate, either because they are old or the filing system was outdated or recently adjusted. There is also human error that can make certain documents hard to find. All of the hassle involved with tracking down the documents you need can be handled by an attorney.
Handling Denials and Appeals
You don’t always win every time you pursue a claim. The process may be quick and easy, but it also may take considerable time and patience. You may be willing to wait, but you may not have the time to do all of the running around to make sure things go right, particularly when it comes to taking the next steps after getting a denial. Social Security lawyers have the experience necessary to handle all of this stuff for you. You don’t have to worry about the next steps because they will be explained to you. There’s also no need to spend countless hours online trying to figure out the best way to handle an appeal because that can be taken care of as well. The heavy lifting—and even the lighter lifting—can be outsourced to a professional who specializes in getting the job done.
They Can Stand Up for You When You’re Down
If you are pursuing benefits related to a disability, the last thing you want to do is muddle through various barriers—physical and people-related—to get what you deserve. The pain and discomfort are often tough enough without having to fight for respect and recognition. An experienced lawyer can fight on your behalf. This may involve simply filling out paperwork in a timely fashion and then following up, perhaps many times. On the other hand, it may necessitate taking a stand to support you and your family when people are trying to get in between you and what is rightfully yours. Sometimes, even when you know you’re right, you just don’t have the energy to wrangle over every little detail in order to get it. Social Security attorneys can do the hard work for you. They have the experience and the knowledge to get it done without forcing you to significantly interrupt your life. This means you get more time to spend with your friends and family. If you have little ones or grandkids, every moment with them is precious, as are the times you spend with your spouse and close friends.
At the end of the day, that is what it is all about: using the time you have to do what you are able to do. With a competent representative, you are able to focus your energy on getting on with your life instead of feeling forced to step out of your comfort zone to seek benefits. Getting rid of hassles and headaches is well worth a phone call or email to a qualified Social Security lawyer who can get you what you are owed and ease the stress along the way.
Contact our social security lawyers at Vanover Hall & Bartley today. We pride ourselves on providing personalized one-on-one consultations with our clients. Through personalized discussions with our clients, we are able to identify many important aspects that may be useful in building your claims.