Hi this Kathy from Maryland, I was turned down my first time out. The second time I went with a disability lawyer, heres the thing with these lawyers, if they cant win, they wont take the case.
It was so much easier to let a seasoned attorney do what they do best rather than me running around not really knowing what to do. Not just that but 11 years ago when I became totally disabiled, I was so depressed I could barely get out of bed, let alone do all that work.
I had a great doctor, he copied all of my records, and there had to be several hundred pages, without charge. Now I dont know many drs that will do that but from there, I handed them to this lawyer and he called me back that same day and said, he was taking my case. At that point I knew I would win. I they dont win, (the lawyers) they dont get paid. Its that simple.
I was very fortunate, my doctor was a wonderful person who I would still be going to if, well that another story. And my lawyer, when we went before the board, told me what to say, what to answer. The next thing I knew, and it was not a long time, maybe 2 weeks, he called me told me we had won.
Almost the next day, I received the papers telling what I would get, and from there at least my financial problem was solved. My lawyer actually sent me 2000.00 back saying they had overpaid him. I mean was I lucky or what.
So good luck to you and I hope all goes well for you, if you are worried, let the professionals do it. Yeah it costs a little money but it saves a lot of stress.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson