Need a Social Security Disability or Worker’s Compensation Lawyer?
If you suffer from a physical or mental health condition that prevents you from working for a year or more, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). If you have been injured in the workplace, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, even qualified applicants are sometimes denied the benefits they need to survive financially. By working with disability attorneys, people who are applying for benefits may be able to secure the legal expertise and support they deserve. If you need an SSI or SSD lawyer in Philadelphia, or Lancaster, PA, or the surrounding regions, turn to the law office of Lisa M. Ritacco.
Worker’s Compensation Benefits
On-the-job injuries can happen in any place of work. You can slip and fall in an office or suffer a serious welding-related injury on a construction site. In these situations, workers’ compensation is meant to help you pay for medical bills and replace your wages as you heal.
In New Jersey, Pennsylvania and other states, employers are required by law to pay for workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. This insurance covers workers in the event that they are injured on the job – and coverage is available no matter who was at fault for an injury. The benefits are meant to be paid quickly to financially support workers while protecting employers from lawsuits. Workers’ compensation insurance is not something you need to pay for — your employer should have purchased this coverage on your behalf when you started employment.
Unfortunately, even if your injury is work-related, you may not always be guaranteed benefits. Many workers with legitimate claims find their applications for benefits denied. In some cases, adverse decisions are made due to a technical problem. In other cases, insurers claim there is a lack of medical evidence. If you have been injured at work and would like to secure benefits in a timely fashion or would like assistance dealing with a rejected claim, contact a workers’ compensation and disability benefits attorney for assistance.
An attorney may be able to help you file your claim, secure medical records to support your injury claims, and assist with any adverse decisions. If your employer and their insurance company insist on an evaluation by an independent doctor, an attorney can offer alternatives or can help you get ready for your appointment. If you have questions about the process or need to attend a formal administrative hearing, having an attorney means that there is someone standing by to represent you.
If you have suffered an injury related to your work, contact the Law Office of Lisa M. Ritacco. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your potential claim. Our workers’ compensation and disability attorneys handle cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey (as well as Delaware and Maryland for social security cases).
Social Security Disability Benefits
SSD and SSI benefits are paid for by tax dollars and your contributions. During your working life, some of your earnings go towards these programs. Of course, if you become ill or are seriously disabled and need these benefits to pay for everyday bills, you expect SSD and SSI compensation to be there for you.
Unfortunately, in many cases, applicants who are legitimately injured and unable to work are denied the benefits that are supposed to help them. In fact, the U.S. Social Security Administration reports that about 53% of disability claims are denied for technical reasons, medical reasons and other causes.
Fighting the Odds
What can you do if you have a legitimate claim? One option is to speak with a disability insurance lawyer. An SSD attorney may have the experience, knowledge and education to help you seek benefits. Experienced SSD attorneys know which terminology to use, how to file the correct forms, and how to navigate the complex benefits process.
An experienced disability lawyer may also be able to strengthen your claim, offer legal advice and represent you as you present your case. If you have not yet applied for benefits, a social security disability lawyer may be able to build the strongest application to reduce your chance of denial. If you have already applied and received a denial letter, an SSD lawyer may be able to handle your appeal, build your case, and make sure your appeal is filed within the necessary timeframes.
Applying for SSI or SSD benefits is a complicated process, and many qualified applicants are denied benefits based on a technicality. Workers’ compensation claims are also complex and rely on strict deadlines. In most cases, you have 21 days or less to file your claim. If you are one of the 65% of first-time claimants who have been denied benefits, our team may be able to assist you.
The law office of Lisa M. Ritacco specializes only in SSD and SSI claims — she knows the law inside and out, and has over nine years of experience helping clients get the benefits they deserve. Having your disability claim rejected can be frustrating and disheartening. Rather than give up or live without benefits that can improve your quality of life, contact Lisa M. Ritacco and her team today.
Attorney Lisa Ritacco’s Experience
Lisa M. Ritacco is a Pennsylvania-based lawyer who understands that when you file Social Security disability in Lancaster PA, Philadelphia PA and the surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware it can be a very long and frustrating process. We can take the stress of filing off of your shoulders. Disability Attorney Lisa M. Ritacco has helped individuals win their SSD and SSI cases at all levels. We can help you file the initial application for benefits and assist you throughout the entire process, including all levels of appeal.
At the Law Office of Lisa M. Ritacco you will deal directly with your SSD or SSI disability lawyer throughout the entire process. Your case won’t be handled by paralegals or passed from one attorney to the next. You will work with someone who knows you and understands your situation and will treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve.
Although you may find other SSD attorneys Lisa M. Ritacco provides personal, compassionate, and detail-oriented service to all of her clients. Lisa M. Ritacco is a Social Security Disability Lawyer in Pennsylvania who Helps People With All Disabilities, as well as Physical and Mental Health Disorders.
Areas We Serve
Lisa M. Ritacco is a SSI and SSD lawyer with a primary office in Media, PA. She handles cases from Delaware County to Philadelphia to Bucks County, and her practice extends to the surrounding areas as well, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Lisa M. Ritacco has represented clients from all over Pennsylvania, New Jersey and surrounding areas. If you need a SSD or SSI disability lawyer in Atco, Swedesboro, Glassboro, Pennsauken or elsewhere in New Jersey, all it takes is one call to plan your consultation in the PA and NJ area!
Contact Lisa M. Ritacco today to see how she can help you.