If you are unable to return to work and need to receive social security disability benefits, you may be confused as to how much is involved in the process.
Getting benefits can be a lengthy and sometimes confusing process. It’s important to get an experienced attorney involved to help walk you through the process.
The first step is to get any documentation you need ready. This can include medical reports such as doctor’s treatment plans, what type of medications you’re using, and your prognosis. We also want to get statements from your friends, family, and co-workers regarding how you were before and after the accident.
The documentation process can take a very large portion of time. These documents need to span back an entire fifteen years prior to the time you’re applying. This is can be a daunting task, as you may have changed jobs and doctors multiple times. We will need to get in contact with each employer, doctor, or healthcare facility you’ve been with in order to get medical records from them.
Your medical documentation is the most important aspect of your case. We need to show proof of each and every medical test and examination you’ve had regarding your injuries. We need to show the doctor’s treatment plans, how often you visited and even the steps your treating doctor has taken to make you better. The more medical proof you have, the better off your case will be. There should be no question as to how you’ve been disabled and how that disability has affected your entire life.