Indiana Social Security Disability Lawyers
Most people are reliant on income from their jobs to support themselves and their families. In the event that the provider is injured or becomes ill and is unable to continue working, he or she may be able to file for Social Security disability benefits. These are intended to help individuals that have developed an unexpected physical or mental disability. Frustratingly, the application process is often overly complex and many people are denied on their first attempt.
The Indiana Social Security attorneys of the Hankey Law Office are dedicated to helping individuals who are seeking Social Security disability or other disability benefits. Contact our offices today at (317) 634-8565 for a confidential consultation about your case.
Social Security Legal Services
Years of experience have helped us become familiar with complex disability laws. Our legal team of disability lawyers is prepared to help you with all issues pertaining to your rights to this type of financial support. Contact our offices if you have questions about topics such as:
How do I know if I am eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?
In order to qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you must have a qualifying medical condition that meets the SSA’s definition of a disability. In addition, you must have worked long enough (typically ten years) to be covered by Social Security. The disability usually has to be serious enough that you can no longer work, with things like experience and age taken into account. If you qualify, you may be eligible to collect benefits on a monthly basis if you are unable to work for a year or longer or if your condition will not end until death. Keep in mind that Social Security only pays for total disability and does not pay for partial disability or short-term disability. An experienced SSD attorney can discuss your condition and can help you determine if you may qualify for benefits.
Am I eligible for benefits for the months prior to my disability application?
If the Social Security Administration determines that you were disabled in the months prior to your application, you may be eligible to collect back-payments for benefits during that time period. The SSA may award disability benefits to you for up to 12 months prior to your application. Naturally, it is recommended that you consult an attorney as soon as you become disabled so that you can start the application process and receive the benefits you need as soon as possible. If you didn’t immediately apply for benefits, don’t worry, an attorney can help guide you through the application process so that you can secure the monthly payments you need to support yourself and your family.
Personal Injury and Other Practice Areas
Despite a strong focus on Social Security disability issues, our qualified legal team also handles cases pertaining to personal injury topics, such as car accidents, medical malpractice and premises liability. When someone suffers an injury at the negligent hands of another party, they should not have to suffer through the consequences alone. Our experienced Indianapolis personal injury attorneys can help people who have been injured seek compensation from the person responsible for harming them.
While determining liability in personal injury cases can be challenging, the Hankey Law Office has a history of successfully holding negligent parties accountable for the injuries they cause. People who sustain serious injuries at the hands of someone else’s poor behavior should not be made to singularly shoulder the burden caused by medical bills and lost wages. Our injury lawyers can guide you through the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit. We will fight for you throughout the trial or until the case is settled.
We also help people going through employment law issues and numerous other subjects. Whether you are preparing for a personal injury case or interested in filing for Social Security disability benefits, an attorney from the Hankey Law Office is ready to help.
How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?
If you have been hurt in an accident caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another person, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim. There is no reason why you and your family should bear the burden of expensive legal bills, lost wages, and the countless other costs that come with an accident that was not your fault. It is important to discuss the details of your accident with an experienced attorney who has handled these cases before, and it is important to never settle for less than what your claim is worth. When your health and your family’s financial security is on the line, you need an aggressive and knowledgeable legal team on your side. That’s where the team at Hankey Law Office come in. We work tirelessly on behalf of our clients to make sure they get the compensation they are owed following a serious injury accident, and we are prepared to help you.
How much will it cost me to talk to a lawyer?
At Hankey Law Office, our experienced and compassionate legal team is ready to help injured people in Indiana, and we are here for you. If you have been hurt in an accident, you can contact us and schedule a FREE consultation to discuss your case. We know that accidents happen, but we firmly believe that people should be held responsible if they cause serious injury to others. Don’t wait until it is too late to file a claim, contact us to schedule your consultation today.
Disability issues often result in emotional stress that can be worsened by the legal process. If you or someone you love is in need of assistance with Social Security disability applications, appeals, or representation or you would like to retain the support of a knowledgeable attorney for another type of case, contact the offices of the Indiana Social Security lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at (317) 634-8565.