As a working adult, you have the right to claim Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits if you have been injured and are unable to continue working. Almost all working adults who are not self-employed have paid into Social Security programs and have the right to receive benefits in times of need.

Unfortunately, the application process to receive SSD benefits can be daunting. If you have filed an application for SSD and have been denied benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you may need to contact an experienced lawyer to work as an advocate on your behalf.

Hiring an attorney to assist with a Social Security claim

You work hard to provide for yourself and your family. If you are injured or disabled, you may be concerned that you won't be able to support those who matter the most to you. You probably have a basic grasp on how Social Security programs can benefit you. However, you may not be prepared to negotiate the twists and turns of the SSD application process.

Experienced attorneys who focus on Social Security and workers compensation claims understand the needs of injured and disabled adults. Such attorneys also understand SSA regulations and how the application and appeals systems for SSD really work. Having such a professional on your side is essential. Your attorney will work for you, not for the SSA.

In addition to working as an advocate on your behalf, an attorney who focuses in Social Security claims will know the fastest way to appeal your case. Filing a speedy appeal and gaining a decision quickly is essential, especially if your family relies on your income. You don't need to be afraid of applying for Social Security benefits. Your lawyer will help you as your exercise the right to collect from this program.