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Your job is your livelihood. It’s how you keep yourself and your loved ones fed, clothed, and sheltered. That’s why suffering an injury or developing an illness that puts you out of work for an extended period of time can be devastating for your family.

Many ill or injured workers in the U.S. can apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits via the Social Security Administration (SSA), but getting approved is often difficult. In fact, many first-time applicants are denied.

At Norris Injury Lawyers, our Alabama Social Security Disability attorneys have helped many hardworking people who can’t return to their jobs get the benefits they deserve, and we’ve found that there are 3 common elements in applications approved by the SSA:

  1. They’re accurate and complete. The SSA has strict criteria for SSD benefits applications, and when paperwork is inaccurate or incomplete, applicants are often denied.
  2. They’re submitted on time. Whether it’s a first-time application or an appeal, promptness is important to ensure that applicants have the best possible chance of being approved.
  3. They’re prepared with the help of an attorney. While injured or ill workers can fill out their own applications or appeals, having an attorney’s assistance can help streamline the process and increase the odds of an approval.

Our legal team knows the ins-and-outs of the SSA and the SSD application and appeal system. We have a track record of success when it comes to helping workers like you get the benefits they deserve, and we fight to maximize our clients’ chances of getting full payouts for their illnesses or injuries. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation.