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  • How do I get an attorney who helps with getting disability benefits?

    I applied for disability benefits 4 yrs ago and I went back on my 2nd time almost a month ago and still no answer on it

    Timothy’s Answer

    Is this your second application for benefits, or have you had to go back to Social Security related to a claim you filed four years ago? That will determine whether you need an attorney to assist with filing a new claim or whether you need an attorney to step in and assist you with an ongoing appeal. Regardless of where you are in the process, though, you should seek legal counsel, particularly since attorneys who handle Social Security cases do so on a contingency basis, where they only receive a fee if they successfully win your case. There are several good lawyers on this site who handle Social Security disability cases, and I'd recommend you seek assistance as you move forward in your claim. I wish you the best.

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  • Do i need an ssi disability Attorney?

    My husband lost his left eye in a construction accident six years ago, and we have been applying and applying for disability for him and keep getting rejected. We go to the doctor they recommend and they never send him the proper paper work. This ...

    Timothy’s Answer

    Depending on your husband's age, as well as his past work history, he may be in a position to successfully pursue disability. You will need to ensure that Social Security has records from your doctors, in addition to the reports from their doctors, though, because the doctors they send you to don't always evaluate all conditions in the light most favorable to your claim. I'd definitely recommend your husband obtain an attorney to pursue his claim.

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  • Can anyone help me?

    I have been denied for social security four time. I have seizures and can not work and have two children under two years old I need help

    Timothy’s Answer

    Cases involving seizure disorder can be complicated, and you will definitely want to hire an experienced Social Security Disability attorney to represent you in your claim for benefits. One of the key factors in seizure-related cases is whether you are still having problems with seizures even with medication, and there are many other factors that must be considered by your attorney as well in order to ensure a successful outcome at hearing. There are many good attorneys on this site, included those who have already provided answers to your question here, and I'd recommend that you seek guidance and representation as soon as possible. I wish you the best with your claim, and your ongoing efforts to provide for yourself and your children.

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  • Where can i find the best disability lawyer to help me

    I am bi-polar and have Copd and early onset of parkinson's i want someone who will be caring as well as efficient ty for your time.

    Timothy’s Answer

    Find a lawyer whose primary focus is on Social Security Disability law, and preferably a lawyer in Georgia since they'll more likely have a closer working relationship with the local Social Security Office(s), treating physicians, and Hearings Office involved in your case. Also, your lawyer should have a solid understanding of the Listings of Impairments (specific medical conditions and criteria that meet the requirements for disability), and particularly the Listings for respiratory/pulmonary conditions and neurological conditions related to the diagnoses you've described. Interview more than one lawyer if needed in order to ensure that you and they are the best fit, too, because you and they could be working on your claim together for an extended period of time. I wish you the best of luck in your claim, and that your claim will move forward quickly and favorably.

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  • Help getting disability

    I am 24 and cannot sit or stand for long periods of time. I actually can't even sit for more than a minute without my lower back hurting so bad all the way to my knees and ankles! I have a baby to take care of as I stay home but in the past I was...

    Timothy’s Answer

    You should definitely consult with an experienced Social Security disability attorney to evaluate your potential claim. The fact that you are extremely young will make pursuing a claim more difficult, since Social Security presumes that the older we get, the more difficult it is for us to do either retrain for different types or work, or to otherwise perform heavy physical work that younger individuals are more capable of performing. Despite your young age, however, if you meet the medical requirements for disability, it is possible to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Whether or not you should pursue a claim will depend on your medical conditions, your medical records, and numerous other factors that you should evaluate in consultation with legal counsel. I hope this is of some guidance to you, and with you the best as you make your decision.

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  • Do I qualify for Disability for having severe depression that stems from previous drug/alcohol use and other social issues?

    -Currently in suboxone treatment for 2 years for opiate use in my past. -Attended Military Boarding High school for 3 1/2 years. - I have had several jobs which include a state job that paid into ssdi

    Timothy’s Answer

    It depends on whether or not your severe impairments are not materially related to substance abuse problems, and whether these impairments would exist regardless and independently. I recommend you discuss your situation in more detail with a Social Security disability attorney to determine your best course of action, and whether you should pursue disability or other alternatives.

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  • Choosing a lawyer of high performance in employment law, workers compensation and personal injury

    Ate the top 10 and top 100 list in http://www.superlawyers.com/ or http://www.martindale.com/ reliable sources to find attorneys of high performance? Are there any other reliable sources of information?

    Timothy’s Answer

    Interview several lawyers. Get recommendations from lawyers you trust, even if they don't practice in the workers' compensation or personal injury practice areas, because they will have insight into lawyers they trust for referring cases. In the end, choose a lawyer who answers your questions, responds to your calls, and who you feel would be the best fit.

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  • What's next....HR says it's getting harder for them to accommodate my restrictions (WORKERS COMP)

    So, I'm on sedentary wrk restriction (10lbs, no twisting/bending,etc.) I've been doing what i can, but I'm in pain. I have 2 hern disc, one encroaching spinal cord, other on sciatic nerve, 3 bulging disc. I don't meet production anymore, HR & Supe...

    Timothy’s Answer

    The insurance adjuster and HR representative are not your friends. You have too many moving parts in your claim to proceed any further without an attorney. If you don't already have a workers' compensation attorney representing your interests, you should hire one immediately.

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  • Serious Back pain...(workers comp injury)

    I hurt my back at work, with serious injuries. I have 2 herniated discs, one on my spinal cord, and three bulging disc on my thecal sac w/spinal stenosis. My workers comp doctor would not take me out of work completely, gave me light duty. It hurt...

    Timothy’s Answer

    Based solely on the facts you've outlined here, you need to retain an experienced workers' compensation attorney immediately.

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  • Collaboration between my workers comp attorney and personal injury attorney

    I had a work place injury and I am contemplating hiring 2 attorney to separately deal with workers comp and personal injury (against building owner). Do the two need to collaborate with each other? For example, does the personal injury lawyer need...

    Timothy’s Answer

    Our firm handles both, and many other lawyers do as well. Even though we handle both types of cases, however, there are situations where I choose to associate another lawyer to assist with the personal injury case, where working together is in the best interest of the client.

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