Woodland Hills Office Serving San Fernando Valley
Maximum Compensation In The Shortest Possible Time
Strength of Experience
If you have been disabled from an injury or health condition that prevents you from working, reach out to the experienced and dedicated health care attorneys at Drake & Associates. We have the medical expertise, advocacy skills, and legal resources to represent you in applying for disability benefits. We will also advise you whether your disability was the result of another’s negligence for which you may be entitled to additional compensation.
Peace in Knowing You Retained Premium Legal Talent
Nothing is more frustrating than wanting to work but being unable to because of an accident or debilitating medical condition.
With extensive medical knowledge and over thirty-five years of health care trial experience, Kenneth Drake has received among the highest professional ratings among his peers for the depth of his experience and advocacy skills. Equally important, Ken is dedicated to providing each and every one of his clients with respect, responsiveness and a deep sense of compassion rarely found in the legal profession.
Find out more by calling us and receive a no-charge initial Social Security Disability legal evaluation: Call 818-906-1441 or contact us through our Social Security confidential Case Information Form and one of our lawyers will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.
Eligibility To Receive Social Security Disability Award
You may be eligible to receive disability if you: Cannot work due to your disability, have been, or are expected to be disabled for at least 12 months, you are under the age of 65 and have worked at least five of the last ten years or have limited income. You must also have a doctor that can provide detailed medical evidence that supports your claim for disability.
Purpose Of Social Security Disability Application
The purpose of the disability application is for you to demonstrate that you are so disabled you are unable to secure employment because of the specific nature of your physical and/or mental disability. If you understate your condition or do not fully detail the complete scope of your disability, and Social Security contends you are still capable of securing work, your application will be denied.
If You Can’t Travel To Us – We’ll Travel To You
To better serve you, if you or a loved one is physically unable to visit our office, one of our attorneys will visit you at your home or hospital.
Tell Us About Your Case…
Call 818-906-1441 or fill out the following confidential Disability Evaluation Form to receive a no-cost confidential legal evaluation:
Improve Your Chances For Approval
Filing a Social Security disability claim is not only confusing and frustrating, the degree of detail involved can be so overwhelming, that it can easily discourage an otherwise eligible applicant from applying for benefits.
Most people are unfamiliar with the Social Security disability process and choose to handle it themselves. You should know, however, that the approval rate for obtaining disability is less than fifty percent for first time applicants.
Save time and improve your chances of obtaining approval. Our legal services are available to you without having to pay any upfront out-of-pocket costs. The professional fees are always on a contingency basis, which means we don’t receive our fee until you receive your disability benefits.
Your Application Needs To Be Complete, Truthful And Detailed
In order to obtain your disability award, the burden of proof rests with the applicant. This requires your claim accurately and fully describe, not only the nature of your injury, the level of dysfunction and/or limitation the condition imposes, but also the degree to which your disability prevents you from “safely” working at your job. Often this requires obtaining extensive amounts of employment information, medical documentation, and if necessary, obtaining medical experts to draft reports in support of your claims.
You will also need to substantiate how your disability has affected your daily life. It is especially important to include the physical tasks involved in your previous work history, including documenting how your current condition prevents you from fulfilling these work tasks. When it comes to proving your disability claim, providing as much detail as possible along with the right type of medical and employment documentation will determine the chances of obtaining an approval of your claims.
Time It Takes To Receive A Decision
In most cases, the application process can take up to six months or longer depending on whether you have submitted sufficient medical and employment documentation and the supporting evidence required to receive a positive outcome on your claim.
While most claimants that apply for disability on their own are initially denied on the first application, you can increase your chances of receiving your approval of benefits by retaining competent counsel. Finally, if we are unable to help you with your particular case, we will assist you in finding the right person that can.
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