Before Filing a Claim:
The claimant benefits from involving us in the case as early as possible. This way, an attorney may review the initial application documents before submission, seeking all appropriate claims, and striving for appropriate numbers and descriptions of impairments and the earliest appropriate disability onset date, for maximum benefit dollars. Because the law firm is paid with a percentage, and not by the hour, it costs nothing more to involve the firm earlier in the process.
After a claim has been denied:
Many claimants prefer to seek benefits of their own. If their inability to work is obvious, they may succeed. However, if they are denied at the application level, they will likely need the experience and skill of a social security attorney to be successful.