Re: Hire an attorney!
And when choosing an attorney hire one that ONLY does disability law. He/she may do SS and group STD/LTD and that's fine. There are some good local firms in many states and good national firms as well. Some of the best assistance is from firms that are "Disability Advocates" and not necessarily attorneys. These are often run by prior SS employees who know there way around all issues. Most either have some attorneys in the firm or have contracted attorneys in various regions of the US.
There is a well known firm here in Phoenix (and also in Vegas) that are clearly looking for work so they began promoting "bad drug" law suits. Their newest attempt to get clients in the door is saying they can help if SSI or SSDI has been denied. It would be a huge mistake for someone to choose them.
SS is based less on law/law knowledge and more on SS guidelines, practices, and requirements.
Rt&Lt thumb arthroplasty 2012 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS 2011
Fusions: L5-S1 (87), L4-S1 (93), C5-C7 ('06), L3-S1 ('10)
C5-C7 foraminotomy 08
Last edited by SpineAZ; 08-18-2011 at 09:21 AM.