Finding steady work you love that also pays the bills can be difficult. But in today’s competitive job market, becoming disabled can make it that much more challenging. Many disabilities can hinder an employee’s ability to perform at the same level as others, leaving them to fight for financial assistance on their own. During an already-stressful period in your life, you deserve someone who will fight for your rights— so you don’t have to.
Deciding whether to file a claim
Filing a social security disability claim can be confusing and frustrating for many reasons. On top of the mental and physical hardships you’re facing, there are tons of time-consuming phone calls, paperwork, and interviews involved in this legal process. It’s easy to wonder if you should even go through it at all…
At G3 Help Me law, we believe you’re entitled to financial compensation after becoming disabled, and we’re here to help you through the process. With the right personal injury attorney on your side, you can not only bring your claim to court, but also potentially receive a larger settlement than if you were to file on your own. Since that monetary compensation would serve as your temporary income and keep your household afloat during difficult times, the process is typically well worth it in the end.
The legal process at a glance
In Tennessee, the first step in getting you a fast, fair settlement is asking the right questions. During a free, confidential case evaluation, your G3 attorney will discuss the unique details involved in your case in order to strengthen the chances of a favorable outcome in court.
At this time, we’ll gather all the information needed to file for benefits. This includes information like:
- Social security number
- Proof of residence (address)
- Medical records (dates & contact information for places you received medical care from)
- Laboratory and test results
- Current medications
- W-2 or federal tax return
- Proof of marriage (if applicable)
- Proof of age and social security numbers for any family members involved (if applicable)
Gathering these documents and details can be one of the lengthiest parts of the process. That is, unless you have an attorney to take care of it for you.
Telling your story
In addition to the above information, a big part of the social security disability claims process is telling your side of the story. While your G3 attorney is the one who will fight for your benefits in court, this is your opportunity to provide a written statement about your previous employment and the kind of responsibilities you held in that role.
This required statement will not only help us get to know your case better, but also aid in showing the court that you didn’t choose to become disabled. It just happened to you, and as a result you’re unable to perform the daily tasks you once could.
You deserve the best!
If you or someone you know in Knoxville or the Tri-Cities is looking for guidance on a social security disability claim, we’re here to help. Give us a call at (865) 658-4012 to schedule your free, confidential case evaluation today. And as always, stay safe out there.
*Information provided in this article was sourced from the U.S. Social Security Administration.