You ask a good question. Before you can decide whether or not to hire a Social Security disability lawyer, you need to weigh the costs and benefits so that you can make an informed decision.
We Charge No Fees Unless We Are Successful
Our fees are governed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, therefore, we charge no more than 25 percent of your back benefits, up to a maximum of $6,000, if we are successful. Because the fees are set by the SSA, it will not cost you more to be represented by an experienced Social Security disability attorney at our firm than it would cost you to be represented by a lay advocate who is not an attorney.
The Financial Consequences of Failing to Hire a Lawyer Can be Costly
The majority of Social Security disability applications are denied. The SSA requires very specific information to be provided in a very precise way by Social Security disability applicants. Any application that fails to meet the SSA’s requirements will be denied and the applicant will be unable to recover Social Security disability benefits even if the applicant has a disability that qualifies him for such benefits—unless the applicant is successful on appeal.
You risk nothing by hiring a board certified Social Security disability lawyer, but you risk quite a bit if you fail to hire an attorney to protect your rights. Without Social Security disability benefits, you may find it difficult to pay for your medical bills and living expenses.
You don’t have to take this risk. Instead, we encourage you to contact us for a free, no obligation consultation. We will review your case and give you information about how we can help you so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not to hire a board certified Social Security disability lawyer to protect your rights. For more information, please contact us via this website or by phone to schedule your free consultation.
by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.