When one is so severely injured that they are unable to work, this can create many additional issues in the individual's life. Georgia residents living with a disabling injury likely have more than their work life impacted. A disabling injury could also impact a person's ability to care for him or herself, do the physical activities they could prior to the injury and even meet his or her basic financial needs.
After suffering a disabling injury, one might choose to file for Social Security disability benefits. At Rogers, Hofrichter & Karrh, LLC, our attorneys understand that individuals applying for these benefits are counting on being approved. These benefits are designed to help address the financial hardships caused by a disabling injury.
While many SSD applicants are optimistic that they will be approved for these benefits, out law firm understands that many initial applications are denied. While this is a frustrating reality, it should not be a discouragement, as there are steps one can take to appeal a denial. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling a wide range of SSD cases. Our goal is to help our clients obtain the benefits that they are entitled to.
Because these matters can get complex, our attorneys are prepared to guide our clients through all steps of the process. We can assist with record gathering, initial applications, requests for reconsideration, appealing a denied claim, requests for a hearing before an administrative judge, hearing preparation and issues pertaining to Medicare and Medicaid. We take the time to ensure our clients are well aware of their rights, which could mean proving SSD eligibility even when benefits are received through the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1874 (ERISA) or other long-term disability insurance plans.
To learn more, check out our law firm's Social Security disability benefits for injuries website. Suffering a disabling injury can be life altering. It is vital for individuals to explore their rights and options when it comes to recovering SSD benefits.