Hiring A Disability Lawyer

by | Jan 9, 2018 | Lawyers and Law Firms

If you are disabled and believe you meet the requirements as set out by Social Security, you can apply for disability benefits. Many claimants will contact a disability lawyer before they prepare their claim while others will wait to see if they have been denied benefits.

What does a disability lawyer do?

Like all laws, those that apply to Social Security are complex; it would be rare for a layperson to understand what is needed and when it is needed when preparing an appeal. Statistically, twice as many claimants for disability benefits are successful when knowledgeable disability lawyers in Tennessee represent them.

A disability lawyer knows what is required to support a claim and when the material must be presented to the Social Security Administration. Before the hearing with an administrative law judge, the lawyer will prepare the claimant by posing questions that can be expected and providing honest replies. In the event the ALJ calls in medical or vocational experts, the lawyer can question their findings and conclusions.

How are disability lawyers compensated?

The fees that disability lawyers can charge are set by law. If the claim is for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), back pay is calculated from the date of the onset of the disability, up to one year.

Disability lawyers in Tennessee work on contingency. This means they get paid when they win the appeal on behalf of their client. In the event the lawyer fails to win the case, the client does not have to pay anything other than out-of-pocket expenses that were incurred during the preparation of the case.

This fee arrangement is ideal for those who have lost their source of income; it allows them to engage the services of the best lawyers available, without having to be concerned about how they will pay the legal fee.

If you are disabled and have had your disability benefits claim denied, you will be far better off to hire seasoned disability lawyers in Tennessee to help with your appeal. You are invited to contact The Law Offices of Miller & Drozdowski, P.C. Like us on our facebook page.

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