You Do Not Have to Fight Your Legal Battles Alone.
Sadly, the California Workers’ Compensation system and Federal Social Security Disability programs are set up to take advantage of rookies.
Why is this you ask?
Well, while the Workers’ Compensation System is designed to assist you if you were injured on the job, it is controlled by insurance companies who want to spend as little money as possible on your claim. If they can get away with being stingy they will. Big business has controlled the rule-making in the workers’ comp system for years. Sorry, there is just no polite way of putting this, if you don’t know what you are doing, you get screwed.
Similarly, the Social Security Administration is not in the business of qualifying all those applying for benefits. Initial claims get denied at the rate of 65%. Why not, they simply do not have the resources to qualify everyone that applies. They too have some rather strict qualification requirements. It is all about denials for them. If you are not persistent and do not know how to develop the proper medical evidence, you lose.
For people who can’t work due to an industrial injury, or who become too disabled to work due to a non-industrial medical condition, the stakes are high. We are talking food, clothing and shelter here. There can be no mistakes in pursing these benefits.
The law office of Thomas K. Ledgerwood was founded here in the North State in 1991. Mr. Ledgerwood is a Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist. Our focus in the last 15 years has been protecting the rights of injured workers and getting people qualified for Social Security Disability benefits. We are no strangers to the fight.
Half the battle is just knowing what you are up against. Take some time to dig deeper into this website. There are separate sections focusing on both Workers’ Compensation claims and Social Security Disability Appeals. Get a grasp on the dos and don’ts in these respective areas of the law.
If you are interested in talking to us, the best time to call is right at the beginning of your case, especially if you are claiming Workers’ Compensations benefits. Recent changes in the law could jeopardize your rights if the correct moves are not taken early on in your application. Furthermore, well drafted appeals in Social Security Disability applications can shave years off the waiting process if done correctly, sometimes enabling claimants to receive benefits without having to go before an Administrative Law Judge.
Call us for a free, no obligation evaluation of your case: toll-free 888-761-7383 or email us by clicking here. The Ledgerwood Law Group Inc. works on a contingent fee basis. That means there is no fee unless we win your case. We have helped thousands of people like you. You do not have to do this alone, contact us today and get an experienced professional on your side.