If you or someone in your family is a victim of workplace injury or illness, you may be aware that getting compensation for medical treatment and loss of income is not as easy as it should be. While employers carry insurance to cover Workers’ Compensation payments for injured workers, it may take an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer to get the insurance company to pay the full amount you deserve.
Applying for SSDI Benefits
If you cannot work because of your work-related illness or injury, Workers’ Compensation may not be enough to provide financial security for your family. Though the government provides disability benefits to injured workers and their families, those funds are not available to everyone. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program operated by the Social Security Administration is supposed to help those who can no longer work, but the application and approval process is extremely difficult to navigate without a Social Security disability lawyer.
In order to stop fraudulent disability claims, there are very strict criteria that must be proved with medical documentation in order to receive SSDI benefits. To be approved, you must have significant evidence that proves:
- Your mental or physical condition prevents you from engaging in “substantial gainful activity.”
- Your condition is severe and expected to last at least a year or cause death.
- You are no longer able to perform work you previously did.
- You are unable to find any other work in the economy with your condition.
Hiring a Social Security Disability Lawyer
Because the above conditions can be very difficult to prove, only about 10% of SSDI applicants are successful on their first try. If you are unable to work because of a work-related injury or medical condition, you have a much better chance of qualifying for SSDI benefits with the help of an Atlanta Social Security disability lawyer from Robbins Law, PC
Our Social Security disability lawyers know how the SSDI system works, and will help you compile all the necessary evidence to prove your disability claim. Even if you are denied at first, we will be there to help you file an appeal and to fight for your rights until your denial is overturned.
If you or a family member may qualify for SSDI benefits due to a workplace injury or illness in Georgia, please contact the Atlanta Social Security disability lawyers of Robbins Law, PC to schedule a consultation.