Many residents of Florida live with permanent disabilities, ranging from chronic illnesses to issues with mobility, vision, and hearing. Some of these people can’t work at all, and must rely on Social Security benefits to make ends meet. Worse, some of these people have been denied benefits even though they are very likely eligible. Some have applied more than once.
It’s a cruel irony that those who need help the most have the hardest time getting it, and disability programs are a prime example of this. These programs are consistently underfunded and understaffed, making it a challenge to properly address every claim. Because of this, those in charge of the program will sometimes turn down a legitimate claim to conserve money, perhaps out of carelessness or ignorance.If you’ve been through the disability appeals process, you know how the damage a wrongful denial can do to your life. You might be tempted to sue, or you might be afraid you’ll have to.
While the Social Security Administration itself can’t be sued just for denying benefits, there are many legal remedies for those at the end of their rope. People with disabilities can still seek legal counsel and representation, which can significantly bolster their case for receiving benefits. Often, this is enough to make the next appeal the last one.
When you’re facing the prospect of long-term disability, a lawsuit is the last thing you want to think about. If you’ve received a final decision regarding your disability claim, however, a lawsuit may be just the thing you need.
Let Katherine represent you
You don’t have to wait until you’ve gotten a final decision to reach out. At any stage of the process, a qualified legal counselor and teacher can help you navigate the twists and turns of disability law.
Katherine is an experienced attorney with a special focus in disability and personal injury. She will help you at any point in the process, whether it’s navigating the process of claiming disability or appealing a final decision.Our services are accessible, fast, and there when you need them. Contact our offices by phone, email, or text message for a free consultation!