We go through life intending to be healthy so we can live a long and fulfilling life; however, this is not always the case. Unfortunately, disease and illnesses strike individuals in Florida and elsewhere, drastically changing their lives as they know them. Not only does their life entail going to the doctor, having medical treatments and resting every chance they get, but it also often means being unable to work. A work-related illness or occupational disease could be the cause of a person's long-term disability. This could make it difficult to meet the basic needs in life, especially if they are unable to work.
At the Lawrence Law Firm, our skilled legal team understands how a serious illness can become debilitating, even preventing you from working. Therefore, we are devoted to helping residents in the Tampa area understand their options when it comes to Social Security disability. SSD benefits can assist individuals with a wide variety of illnesses. And whether they are short-term or long-term, our experienced attorneys can help you determine what rights are afforded to you.
We understand that the application process can be daunting; thus, we are prepared to help guide you through the steps. It should be noted that many initial applications are denied; however, we will prepare you for this potential outcome and even explain your rights to appeal this decision. Whether you are filing an initial application, seeking reconsideration or preparing for a hearing, our law firm has years of experience helping clients successfully navigate these matters.
To learn more, check out our law firm's Social Security disability for illnesses website. No one ever expects to fall ill or suffer a disabling disease; however, it is important to know that there are resources available to those going through these troubling times.