Social Security Disability
Cleveland, Ohio Social Security Disability Lawyers Serving Mentor, Willoughby and Cleveland
Claiming Social Security Benefits with a Cleveland Attorney
Statistics show that social security claimants represented by an attorney have a much higher rate of success than those who are unrepresented. In fact, 70 percent of all claims are denied after the initial application. Applying for disability benefits is a long process that requires the expertise of a social security disability attorney who knows how to navigate the system.
Our Social Security Disability Lawyers Can File Your Claim
At Ziccarelli & Martello, we will work with you through every step of your Social Security disability claim. Our attorneys will assist you with all the paperwork necessary. Because appeals are a common step in this process, we will make sure they are filed on time. We’ll represent you in your administrative hearing and, if necessary, on appeal to federal court. On appeals in federal court, we’ll prepare and submit legal arguments on your behalf. Being prepared to answer questions in front of the judge is very important, and we make sure each client is confident and ready.
Social Security Disability Appeals
Don’t be disheartened if you have been denied benefits. Remember, most initial applications are denied. Our firm has more than 25 years of experience in representing claimants who have been denied disability benefits before the Social Security Administration, including appeals before federal administrative law judges, the appeals counsel in Washington, D.C., and in Federal District Court.
We also represent individuals in PERS claims, long-term disability claims, longshoreman (Jones Act) cases, medical malpractice cases and railroad (FELA) cases.
Each Social Security disability case is considered on its own circumstances, which is why working with a social security disability lawyer is important. The Social Security Administration will review a variety of factors during an appeal, and we’ll help you understand which issues are most important to your case. At Ziccarelli & Martello, we can help you determine what is the best course of action for you or your family member.