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Protecting The Disabled And Injured Since 1974

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Protecting The Disabled And Injured Since 1974

Proof Of Impairment

The first step in any Social Security Disability claim is proving the existence of your disability. If the Social Security Administration (SSA) is not convinced that your disability exists, you will not be eligible for any type of benefits.

The most important evidence you can have to support the existence of your physical, mental or emotional disability is medical evidence from physicians, psychiatrists and psychologists. At the Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, LLC, we know how to gather and present medical evidence of our clients’ disabilities in a manner that the SSA cannot ignore.

Proving Different Types Of Disabilities

There are many types of qualifying disabilities. Depending on the nature of your disability and whether it is a physical, mental or emotional impairment, the method used to prove its existence varies.

Physical disabilities such as back and neck injuries and cardiovascular problems are easiest to prove. They are typically visible by the naked eye, or with the help of X-rays and MRIs, and these can provide documentation.

However, mental and emotional disabilities such as depression and anxiety can be more difficult to prove. Our lawyers often work closely with psychiatrists and psychologists to prove that our clients’ mental or physical impairment exists and that the disease is so severe as to prevent our clients from maintaining employment.

Experienced Disability Lawyers Know What To Do

At the Law Offices of Clark, James, Hanlin & Hunt, LLC, clients always have access to a team of experienced professionals. Attorneys and legal staff are available to answer questions, address concerns and gather information. If you are suffering from a physical, mental or emotional injury or disease that makes it impossible to work, we can help you obtain the benefits you are entitled to receive. Call us today at 205-208-7980, or send us a message online.