The law is prepared to help you navigate the Social Security system. Founding partner Marc Whitehead is Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law by the National Board of Social Security Disability Advocacy. A lawyer handle cases from the initial application stage through administrative hearings and federal court. With a skilled Social Security disability lawyers at your side throughout the process, we will advocate on your behalf for the benefits you need. Fees for representation in these cases are set by the SSA. It will not cost you more to have a Board Certified Social Security Disability Lawyer representing you. The biggest mistake people make after SSDI denials is they don’t file an appeal, or don’t file it in time. The truth is that the majority of applicants that do appeal their case properly, end up winning. Even so, your limitations must have basis in a medical or mental health condition. When the SSA reviews your case, it will compare your condition to those on their master list called the Listing of Impairments.
If your condition meets or equals the strict criteria for a medical listing, you are automatically eligible for social security disability benefits. In such cases, you must prove that your disability has made it impossible for you to do any work. The key point is that every claim must be fully prepared with sufficient medical records, the necessary input from your doctors, and vocational evidence which together prove that you are unable to function in the workplace. Most claimants have no idea how to evaluate their medical records, or what questions to ask their doctor. They do not understand what an examiner or a judge will be looking for with a particular medical condition, or how to fully prepare a disability case for a hearing.
Disability law should be a part of every worker’s compensation case. Having an experienced disability law attorney on your side gives you additional rights and the strength to be successful in your case. Marc Whitehead has been representing victims of disability law and filing cases for over a decade. He has numerous years of experience representing both employees and employers as well as clients who are accused of unfair labor practices, exploitation, discrimination, theft, etc. In addition, Mr. Whitehead is a Certified Informed Employment Advocate (CIEA) by the National Informed Employment Association (NIECA) for the provision of training to healthcare workers on how to properly conduct an Employment and Labor Discrimination case. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with an accounting degree and a minor in clinical psychology.
Gina Walsh (Fenno, Fisher, & Walsh) represents claimants that do not qualify for SSDI or SSI but are affected by the disability provisions in the Social Security Act as a result of a physical or mental illness. They are not attorneys and do not review claims by themselves. They work with an experienced and knowledgeable Disability lawyer. We can help your SSDI or SSI case not only in obtaining disability benefits for yourself, but also for any beneficiary you want to insure, or to pay for when you get out of the hospital.