When you are not able to work due to medical reasons, disability benefits may be available to you. Securing these benefits requires an understanding of different options including workers' compensation disability benefits and Social Security disability benefits. Unfortunately, receiving benefits also requires a complicated application process which can result in a denied claim. An experienced El Paso disability attorney can help you to explore options and complete the process of applying for benefits or appealing a denial when benefits are due but denied.
What Does the Disability Application Process Entail?
If you are not familiar with the process of applying for benefits, you may end up in over your head. On top of that, dealing with the complicated process while suffering through injury or disability can make the process even harder. Hiring an attorney to help you receive permanent disability benefits will help you navigate the system with ease. The following are the main steps our law firm will navigate with you.
- The Interview: First, a member of the Lettunich Law Firm will contact you and ask you basic questions about your case. They will determine if the law firm can and will take on your case. If the case is complex or needs more review, they will request more information.
- Our Attorney Will Get the Medical Evidence: Whether you are seeking permanent disability benefits, veteran benefits, unemployment, or employee benefits legal services, Brandon L. Lettunich, Attorney at Law can help. He will make the process much easier than trying to figure it out on your own. You will be asked to sign a medical privacy release form. From there, our law firm will be able to access your records. We will review your records to decide if you need more tests run in order to build a better case. We will request specific paperwork from your doctors that you may not have even been aware of. Instead of handling a sea of paperwork on your own, our team will help you every step of the way.
- Preparation for a Hearing: You will often be contacted over the phone by staff members or our attorney. A few weeks before your benefits hearing, you will be asked questions by our disability attorney. These will be the same questions that will be asked during your hearing, so you won't be caught off guard when the time comes. Not only that, all info will be privileged which means they are not at liberty to share the exchanged information.
Obtaining Disability Benefits After an Illness or Injury
Social Security disability benefits provide income to people who have long-term disabling medical conditions including illnesses and injuries. It does not matter where or how the injury happened. If you can prove you are eligible based on financial need or work history and based on the severity of your condition, benefits should be available.
Workers' comp disability benefits are also available, both for short and long-term disabling conditions. However, you must be able to prove your injury or illness is work-related. Brandon L. Lettunich, Attorney at Law, has experience helping clients maximize their disability benefits. He has the knowledge, experience, and expertise to help you get the short-term or permanent disability benefits you need. He will provide you with an understanding of what types of applications should be submitted based on the nature of an illness or injury.
Instead of trying to collect medical records, fill out page after page of paperwork, and visit various law and medical offices around El Paso, you can hire our disability attorney. He will streamline the process and help you every step of the way.
Fighting for the Benefits You Deserve
Seeking social security, veteran's benefits, unemployment benefits, or employee benefits legal services will save you time and your sanity in the long run. Workers' comp should provide broad coverage, but sometimes legitimate claims are denied or employees are forced back to work before they are ready. Social Security disability benefits can be even more difficult to obtain. More than half of all applications for benefits are denied. For those in El Paso who cannot work due to health issues, getting disability benefits is essential to have income coming in. Brandon L. Lettunich, Attorney at Law will fight vigorously to make sure you take advantage of all legal avenues for securing the money you need.To learn more about the assistance you can receive from a qualified El Paso lawyer in securing disability benefits, contact us today.