Gilbert Law Group PLLC Attorneys Answer Your Questions
Legal matters are tricky, to say the least. Navigating a workers’ compensation case or a child custody dispute is complicated. A lot of questions arise.
The attorneys of Gilbert Law Group PLLC are always here for their clients whenever they need them. Feel free to explore the questions below to find answers to some common questions they’ve heard. If you can’t find an answer, don’t hesitate to reach out.
I was injured at work. What should I do?
Every time you face a work injury, you should always follow this process:
- Report it: First, make sure you report the incident and injury immediately to your employer. This is not a good suggestion – it’s the law. Even if you only think you may have sustained an injury, report it right away. Failing to do so may affect your ability to receive accurate compensation.
- Get counsel: Second, you should talk with a legal representative as soon as possible to get advice on how to get the benefits you need and deserve.
- Write it down: Third, document the progress of resolving your injury claim. Keep a written record of dates and who you spoke with when notifying your company of the incident. This will help bring clarity and expedite the process.
The experience of Gilbert Law Group PLLC attorneys in workers’ compensation cases allows them to provide honest, straightforward legal advice.
My Social Security claim is denied. What should I do next?
If your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim has recently been denied, let Gilbert Law Group PLLC attorneys leverage their experience leading clients to successful Social Security appeals for your benefit. Certainly, there is no guarantee. However, attorneys Theresa C. Gilbert and Haley Damron routinely educate clients on the law and help them avoid common mistakes in the appeals process.
What should I do after receiving notice of denial?
Here’s what to expect in the coming weeks in the appeals process:
- Reconsideration: The reconsideration review is where the appeals process begins. Here, different claims examiners at the Social Security Administration will look through your paperwork and your application again. The main purpose is to find any errors or mistakes the initial SSA reviewer made in denying the claim. Less than one in five are approved at this stage of appeals.
- ALJ hearing: After reconsideration review comes a hearing with an administrative law judge (AJL).
Here are a couple of things the judge may ask about:
- Medical conditions
- Medication side effects
- Rehabilitation treatments
- Work experience
- Day-to-day activities
At the hearing, your attorney will represent you, bring in witnesses and plead your case before the judge, compelling them to reconsider your claim.
I was injured in a car accident. What rights do I have?
If you’ve been injured in an auto or truck accident, you may be eligible for compensation. You may be able to recover:
- A replacement vehicle
- All medical expenses incurred after the accident
- Lost wages during your recovery
- The cost of a rental car
- Compensation for your pain and suffering
- Payment for loss of consortium or companionship
If you were not at fault for the accident, it’s important to contact an attorney to discuss your case.
Get In Touch With Gilbert Law Group PLLC Today
Contact Gilbert Law Group PLLC‘s attorneys to discuss your case and decide whether to pursue compensation. The firm can be reached by phone at 859-908-1274 or through this email.