Social Security Disability


Why Are SSD Benefits Claims Denied?

by Staff Blogger | October 29th, 2018

Social Security benefits aren’t just for retirees. They’re also designed to protect people who are injured or develop illnesses that prevent them from going back to work. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is in charge of overseeing the benefits system and determining who gets monthly paychecks, but the criteria for approving claims is strict. That means people with serious illnesses and injuries often fall through the cracks and are unable to get the benefits they deserve.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, our California Social Security Disability lawyers know this fact all too well. We’ve helped many people who are unable to go back to work due to health conditions apply for benefits or appeal the SSA’s decisions on their claims. In addition to having a law firm on your side that knows the ins and outs of SSD benefits claims, it’s also important to know why claims are often denied:

  • Incomplete, inaccurate, or missing paperwork—The SSA wants thorough documentation of everything related to your illness or injury. If anything is missing, not completely filled out, or contains incorrect information, your claim may be denied.
  • Lack of evidence concerning your illness or injury—Going to the doctor and following up with medical appointments is essential for SSD benefits eligibility. If you fail to do so, the SSA may not believe your health problems are serious enough to warrant awarding you the money you deserve.

We don’t think you should have to worry about mistakes costing you a chance to get money. Call us today for a free consultation, and let us get to work for you.


Why Do You Need a Lawyer to Help with Your SSD Benefits Claim?

by Staff Blogger | July 30th, 2018

When you’re unable to go back to work, you’re supposed to be eligible to get compensation via the Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits program. But the Social Security Administration (SSA) makes it difficult for injured workers to get the money they deserve—and if you’re unfamiliar with the filing process, having a lawyer on your side can be extremely beneficial.

The burden of proof for injured workers is heavy when they’re applying for SSD benefits. And in some cases, proving you were hurt at work and can’t return to your job isn’t enough. Even minor mistakes are known to jeopardize otherwise strong claims, leaving injured workers and their families scrambling to keep their heads above water.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, our California Social Security Disability lawyers want to maximize your chances of getting the money you deserve by taking the following steps:

  • We’ll present evidence that supports your claim. The SSA is skeptical of most claims by default. Saying that you were hurt at work—even if your employer agrees—isn’t enough to get your claim approved. We’ll collect evidence that proves the on-the-job accident occurred and that the injuries you suffered are severe enough to keep you out of work for the foreseeable future.
  • We’ll make sure your claim is error-free and submitted on time. The SSA wants benefits claims to be complete, accurate, and submitted on time. But when you’re injured, it can be difficult to comply with those strict requirements. Let us handle the paperwork on your behalf. We know the SSA’s system, and we know what it takes to file a successful claim.

Don’t risk not getting the benefits you earned during your career. Call us today for a free consultation.


2 Common SSD Benefits Mistakes to Avoid

by Staff Blogger | April 9th, 2018

The fact that a large percentage of American workers are eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits if they become disabled due to work-related illnesses or injuries is a double-edged sword.

On one hand, it’s a great safety net for workers and their families when they’re victims of accidents or other unfortunate on-the-job incidents that threaten their health. But on the other hand, the wide availability of SSD benefits means that strict standards and requirements must be met before workers can get approved for the benefits they deserve.

Some of those strict standards and requirements can be and often are violated by first-time applicants, especially if they are unfamiliar with the process or proceed without the help of a California Social Security Disability lawyer. Common mistakes that applicants sometimes make include:

  1. Not taking medical treatment seriously – Getting approved for SSD benefits means proving you’re suffering from an illness or injury. If you put off going to the doctor or fail to follow his or her instructions, it can harm your claim when you’re seeking benefits.
  2. Waiting too long to file a claim or contact a lawyer – Time is of the essence with SSD claims. Every SSD claim must go through multiple steps, and the longer you wait, the longer it will take for the Social Security Administration to process your claim.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, we fight for the rights of people like you to help them get the money they deserve. Call today for a free consultation to find out how we may be able to put our experience, resources, and determination to work for you and your loved ones.


We Want to Help With Your SSD Benefits Claim

by Staff Blogger | January 29th, 2018

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are a government funded program for workers who get hurt or develop illnesses that prevent them from returning to their jobs for long periods of time.

And while SSD benefits can be life-changing for approved workers and their families, countless people see their claims denied every year. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has strict criteria and guidelines for applicants, and many people who otherwise meet those requirements slip through the cracks due to errors, incomplete information, or missed deadlines on their applications and their appeals.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, our California Social Security Disability lawyers know how the process works. We have years of experience helping clients maximize their chances of success, whether they’re applying for benefits for the first time or appealing the SSA’s decision.

When you choose us to help with your social security disability claim, it’s our goal to:

  • Make sure your application or appeal is complete, accurate, and submitted on time – It can be difficult to keep track of all the SSA’s requirements when you’re trying to get better. Let us handle the fine print and small details while you spend time with your family.
  • Guide you through the appeals process – If your application is denied and you may deserve benefits, an experienced SSD attorney can help file a strong appeal on your behalf and guide you every step of the way.

Don’t leave your family’s future up to chance. Call us today for a free consultation, and let us put our experience to work for you.


A Better Way to Seek SSD Benefits

by Staff Blogger | July 3rd, 2017

Social Security Disability(SSD) benefits are difficult to secure. In our experience, it’s not simply about whether or not you are disabled and qualify for benefits but a lack of understanding of the application process and how the system works. Too qualify for benefits, you must prove that you are unable to work. Getting that level of proof on your own can be extremely difficult, which is one of the reasons why more than two-thirds of all initial applications are denied.

There’s a better way to work toward getting benefits. Call an experienced Social Security Disability attorney to handle your application from start to finish. A good portion of our SSD clients came to us after they were denied benefits, but we’d love to speak with you before you make your initial application. We know how the Social Security Disability system works, and we can help you put together the strongest application you can.

Wouldn’t you rather get benefits the first time around? Call us today for a free consultation, whether or not you’ve been denied already. We’ll review your application at no cost or obligation, and do everything within our power to make sure you start getting your disability checks as soon as possible. Contact us today.


Losing the Ability to Work

by Staff Blogger | June 5th, 2017

The ability to get up on a Monday morning and go to a job that pays the bills is a privilege. We take that privilege for granted while thousands of Americans struggle with injuries or illnesses that have robbed them of that ability. As a result, they must turn to government programs such as Social Security Disability for financial assistance. Unfortunately, more than two-thirds of all initial applications are denied, leaving folks with disabilities in our own communities wondering how they’ll make ends meet.

If you or someone you love has been denied Social Security Disability benefits, don’t give up. There is still a good chance you can secure benefits through an appeal. However, you can’t win an appeal the same way you applied for benefits in the first place. You need a new strategy that will give you the best chance of being approved. An experienced California Social Security Disability attorney can help you develop that strategy. We know the system and how to get you the benefits you deserve.

Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation. We’ll review your application for free and fight on your behalf for the benefits you and your family will need going forward. You may be closer to benefits than you think, so call us today.


Win the Battle for Securing SSD Benefits

by Staff Blogger | April 17th, 2017

Disabled folks in San Francisco face an uphill battle to get Social Security Disability benefits. We wish it were different, but the sad reality is more than two-thirds of all initial applications are denied, leaving thousands of people every year wondering how they’re going to make ends meet. If they could, they would work for a regular paycheck, but unfortunately, their disability keeps them from doing even the most basic of jobs. SSD benefits are their last and only hope.

If that sounds like your situation, we understand just how scary a situation you find yourself in. Social Security was supposed to be your lifeline, but now it has turned into a bureaucratic nightmare that you can’t seem to find your way out of. The problem is two-fold: the complexity of the application process and the burden of proof placed on you. The first you already know well if you’ve been denied. The second you may not be familiar with, and it could be why you’re not getting benefits right now.

To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must prove that you can’t do any type of work, not just the work you’ve done your entire career. That can be extremely difficult on your own. That’s why you should call the Social Security Disability lawyers at Berg Injury Lawyers right now. We know the system and how to prove your disability qualifies for benefits.

Give us a call today for a free consultation. We’ll evaluate your application at no cost and work to get you the benefits you deserve. Contact us right now to get started.


Getting the SSD Benefits You Need to Survive

by Staff Blogger | March 6th, 2017

There are certain benefits the government provides that should never be taken away. One of those benefits is Social Security Disability (SSD). The program provides lifesaving benefits for those who can no longer provide for themselves due to a disability. Without SSD benefits, many of these folks would fall through the cracks of poverty with no way of pulling themselves out again.

That’s why the Social Security Disability attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers take their job seriously. For many disabled Californians, we are their last hope of securing the disability benefits they desperately need to survive. Just how challenging is it? More than two-thirds of all initial applications are denied benefits. Although there are a host of reasons why, one contributing factor is that many applicants don’t know the process well enough to submit an adequate application. So they get denied.

If that’s happened to you, give our experienced San Francisco Social Security Disability attorneys a call today for a free consultation. We’re ready to review your case for free. If we feel like we can help, we’ll fight to get you maximum benefits in the least amount of time. Your future depends on securing SSD benefits. Contact us today.


The Difference Between Poverty and Making It

by Staff Blogger | January 9th, 2017

There are plenty of get rich schemes out there. Stay up late enough and you’ll have a plethora of infomercials telling you how you can become a millionaire fast by placing “these small ads” or reselling “these fine products.” But no matter how much late-night TV you watch, filing for Social Security Disability (SSD) will never be one of them. First of all, no one has ever gotten rich off of SSD benefits, and neither will you. However, it could be the difference between making ends meet and falling below the poverty line after a debilitating injury.

Social Security Disability benefits are for disabled Americans who are no longer able to work to make a living. Although these benefits are crucial to the futures of these individuals, the reality is it can be extremely difficult to secure them on your own. In fact, more than two-thirds of all applications are initially denied, leaving thousands of Americans wondering where they can turn for help. If that sounds like your situation, you should call the Social Security Disability attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers today.

Over the years, we’ve helped disabled individuals just like you secure the SSD benefits they deserve through the appeal process, and we’re ready to put that experience to work for you as well. Call our San Francisco Social Security Disability attorneys today for a free consultation. We’ll review your application for free and work to get you the benefits you deserve. Contact us today.


The Difference Between Getting By and Losing Everything

by Staff Blogger | November 14th, 2016

Social Security Disability (SSD) exists to help disabled Americans who can no longer work make ends meet. No one has ever gotten rich from receiving SSD benefits, though they can be the difference between getting by and losing everything. Still, thousands of disabled Americans each year are denied those benefits, leaving them in a serious financial dilemma. In fact, two-thirds of all initial SSD applications are denied outright.

That’s why it’s so important that you get an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer on your side to handle your appeal. At Berg Injury Lawyers, we’ve been helping disabled Americans get the disability benefits they deserve for years, and we’re ready to help you too. That’s money you need for medical treatment, living expenses, and more. The only way to secure that money is to put forth a compelling argument for why you deserve benefits, and that’s exactly what we do.

If you’ve been denied Social Security Disability benefits, give our experienced San Francisco SSD attorneys a call today for a free consultation. We’ll review your application and set a clear course to securing benefits with your appeal. Don’t let your appeal end up denied as well. Contact us today.