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Sometimes an accident or illness does more than just keep you down temporarily. Some injuries can leave you permanently disabled and unable to work, where you no longer have the means to support yourself or your family. If you have been working for five out of the last ten years, then you are probably entitled to receive Social Security Disability payments to help compensate you for the loss of your earnings. (There is also a program available to persons who do not have an established work history called Supplementary Security Income (SSI).)

However, Social Security Disability benefits are notoriously difficult to obtain, and one-half to two-thirds of all first applications are typically denied. The legal team at Katz Wright Fleming & Dodson, LLC consists of experienced Social Security Disability lawyers who understand what it takes to obtain necessary government benefits.

Meeting Social Security's Strict Definition of Disability

In order to qualify for social security disability payments (a.k.a. SSDI), you must demonstrate that you are unable to perform substantial gainful activity as a result of a severe impairment which is expected to last for at least 12 months or end in death. This includes being unable to do the work you did before as well as work at another job. The Social Security Administration (SSA) interprets this definition very strictly. Basically, the government would rather have you working than pay you not to work. Before applying for Social Security Disability benefits, it is wise to consult with an experienced Social Security Disability attorney who can help you determine if you qualify and assist you in preparing and submitting an accurate, complete, well-documented, and persuasive application.

Please note that it is possible to receive benefits even if you have also applied for workers' compensation benefits or if you have filed a personal injury lawsuit. At Katz Wright Fleming & Dodson, LLC, we provide comprehensive representation that covers of all your different claims and ensures you receive the maximum compensation that you are entitled to.

A Denial of Your Social Security Disability Application is not the End of the Road

Many people simply give up when their application is denied, either because they don't know they have other options or because they have become exhausted with the process and don't feel there is any point in fighting the system. Our lawyers understand the system and are not intimidated by the giant government bureaucracy. We know how to work within the system and make sure your application gets a fair hearing. Our lawyers may take any of the following steps to make sure your application is ultimately successful:

  • Request for Reconsideration before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) with the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR)
  • Appeal to the Social Security Appeals Council
  • File a lawsuit in Federal District Court
  • Appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals

We prepare you to testify before the ODAR ALJ, and we work with your doctors to make sure we have all the information and documentation necessary to present a solid, persuasive case. Our Social Security Disability attorneys are here to get you your benefits as soon as possible so you can pay necessary living expenses and avoid the stress associated with a lack of regular paycheck.

Call Today for Immediate Assistance with Your Social Security Disability Claim

If you have been injured and cannot work, or if your application for Social Security Disability benefits has been denied, call attorney our disability lawyers today at (404) 460-0101 for your free consultation. We represent clients across the state of Georgia, including those residing in Atlanta, Decatur, Roswell, and Marietta.

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I was in a head-on collision last year that put me in a wheelchair with a fractured femur. I needed an attorney and my cousin recommended this firm because he had used Briant Mildenhall for his accident. I was glad I called Briant because he always did what he said he would do and kept me informed. We settled with the insurance company and I'm happy with the result. If someone I know needs an attorney, I will tell them to call Briant because he will get the job done. Michael G.
After a head–on collision I had extremely serious injuries to my back and neck, and some internal injuries. I was airlifted to the hospital and started a huge amount of medical expenses accumulating. I hired a lawyer recommended by a friend but I was not satisfied. My cousin told me about this firm so I talked to Briant Mildenhall about handling the case. I was at ease from the get–go. Briant kept me informed all the way through, was always reassuring and did everything he said he would do. He helped us get the money we needed to get the treatment we needed. Briant was fantastic! Ronda W. (Car Accident)
I was in a car accident that was complicated from the start. I looked on the internet and called a few different lawyers but they turned me down after they heard my story. When I called this firm Lyn Dodson asked me to talk to her in person. I met with Lyn and Rob Katz and after hearing my story they were confident I had a case. They vigorously pursued my case and over time we built a trusting relationship. Lyn even took time to help me with the traffic issues and other aspects of the case. They were always on my side and talked to me about the advantages and disadvantages of my options... Robert W. (Car Accident)
After my car accident, I was looking for an attorney and came across the name Katz Wright Fleming & Dodson, LLC. My intuition told me to call. I called in and Briant Mildenhall talked to me. He was very clear and honest about my options. As the case went forward, Briant and the staff at the law office always answered my questions right away. I was very confident in Briant's legal ability. He kept me informed every step of the way. I would recommend Mr. Mildenhall and the firm to anyone who needs an attorney. Antonio J. (Car Accident)
I would recommend the law firm of Katz Wright Fleming & Dodson, LLC. Lyn Dodson was my attorney after my auto accident. I had confidence in her legal abilities and experience. She did a very good job for me. She was always there to answer the many questions I asked. The firm is very professional. Lyn always gave you her undivided attention. The firm, especially Lyn, worked with you like a long time friend. Joe B. (Auto Accident)
I am 100% satisfied. I called Rob the day after the accident. Everything he said that would happen did, every step of the way. He went beyond what we needed him to do. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. Steve H.
Robert Katz isn't your average personal injury lawyer. He has specialized knowledge and experience that the others don't. Timothy W. (Trucking Accident)
I have nothing but good and positive things to say about Rob. One of the unique things about my case was that I was involved in a bicycle accident with another biker. He took an unorthodox case between two bicycle riders and he could see the logic and liability in it. I was very happy with the result. Rodney H. (Bicycle Accident)
We just loved him to death. He acted like he cared about us, not just our case. He kept us posted on everything. He even called us on Sundays to update us. My case involved a rear-end collision where I had herniated disks and I had had a prior back injury. Complicated as it was, we were very happy with the outcome. Kathy H. (Car accident)
Throughout the course of my case, Mr. Katz kept me informed about its status, returned my telephone calls and was very attentive to my needs and concerns. Simply put, he cared not just about my case, but about me. Joseph B.
I was, and still am, extremely satisfied with Rob's work and with the outcome of my case. Rob strives to be there for his clients, and I was no exception...I would happily recommend Rob to anyone who is seeking legal assistance after suffering a severe injury. Joey E.
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