If you are disabled and no longer able to work, you need to file for disability in order to get the funds you need in order to live. Filing for disability requires that specific steps be taken, and if the disability is not filed properly, it could easily be denied. Hiring a disability lawyer to help you with the process can better your chances of being approved for the money that you need. The guide below walks you through a few reasons to hire a disability attorney before you file for disability.
Disability Attorneys Can Help You Prepare Your Testimony
When you file for disability, you may have to go to court and speak in front of a judge. You will have to explain the nature of your disability and establish why you are unable to work. If your disability involves anxiety, this part of the process can be very overwhelming. An attorney can help you prepare for the questions that you will be asked so that you can feel less anxious and be prepared when the day comes.
Disability Attorneys Know the Ever-Changing Laws Regarding Disability Claims
Laws regarding disability claims change all the time. It can be hard for the average person to keep up with all of the changes. A disability attorney will know the laws in and out and be informed of any changes as soon as they occur so that he or she can be up-to-date on all of the laws at all times.
Disability Attorneys Can Ensure You Are Filling the Proper Claim
There are many different types of claims that you can file when you are injured and cannot work. The disability attorney will be able to evaluate your specific situation and let you know if a worker's compensation or personal injury claim are better suited for you than a disability claim. This can help to save you a lot of hassle in the long run.
Many attorneys offer you the ability to go to them for a free consultation. You can discuss with the attorney your specific situation, and he or she will let you know ahead of time if they can help you with your case. If they agree to help you, there will be legally binding paperwork that you will need to sign before they can start helping you. The paperwork will state that you agree to pay them, what they plan to do to help you, and that you agree not to retain the services of any other attorney while they are helping you.
For more information, contact a law firm like Iler and Iler.