â€œAccidents happen every minute.â€
Do you believe in these words? That, as we blindingly and uncaringly live our lives, people out there get tangled up in all sorts of trouble. Theyâ€™re kind of people who, just like us, are living their lives unaware of whatâ€™s coming for them.Â Oftentimes, simple accidents take place. These are the kind of accidents we almost never pay attention too. For instance, tripping on a doorstep and losing oneâ€™s balance on heels are accidents that are all too predictable; theyâ€™re generally regarded as â€œharmless.â€ However, there will be days when unfortunate things happen. These are times when accidents, the kind that is serious and sometimes irreversible, catch us by surprise.
When these days come, I ask you: Are you prepared?
Misfortune is a part of life. No matter how many candles you light, lucky charms you wear, or how much you pray, there is no stopping accidents. Even something as innocent as going to work in the morning may hold many dangers unbeknownst to the person experiencing the fact. It is only ex post facto, or â€œafter the fact,â€ that people realize just how dangerous existing in this world is. A construction worker can get involved in a nasty structural accident. A doctor, in all his glory, can be stricken by a dreaded virus during one of his medical missions. Lastly, an educator can be walking towards the school gates when she suddenly gets involved in a traffic accident.
Thing is, nothing is certain in a world that is unpredictable. No matter how close a climatologist observes the weather; his predictions will never be 100% accurate. No matter how much a scientist researches the Earth, he can never document every living thing on the planet. You see, in this unpredictable world, no truth remains true for very long. There will always be discrepancies and room for new learning. This is why there is absolutely no way you can tell that you can safely get to work this morning or that youâ€™ll be going back home the same time as usual in the evening.
More than being careful, you have to be prepared. You have to be ready to accept whateverâ€™s up ahead â€“ good and bad. And by the time misfortune hits you (although I really hope it wonâ€™t), you should know who youâ€™re going to call.
You need yourself a disability lawyer â€“ a good one at that.
Who Are Disability Lawyers?
Disability lawyers are those who specialize in cases that have to do with disability claims and benefits. As a general rule, all lawyers are allowed to handle cases of disability however, there is always an advantage to hiring specialized attorneys.
First, they know the situation better. Theyâ€™ve handled it before and you can bet that they can handle it again. Experience is important to handling cases. The more experienced a lawyer is on the stipulations about disability, the more qualified he is to give you legal advice. From start to finish, an experienced attorney is the best candidate to handle the case.
Next, they are well-versed about disability cases. You can turn it, twist it, toss it, or shake it but disability lawyers will still catch on. Theyâ€™ve dedicated most of their career learning disability cases down to the dot. They are very knowledgeable â€“ even towards minute details.
Lastly, theyâ€™re worth every penny. Instead of wasting time and money on a lawyer who has little to no experience with handling disability cases, it is far better to hire someone whoâ€™s been taking similar cases for years. Youâ€™re paying for the expertise; that alone makes your expense worth every cent.
When Is The Best Time To Hire A Disability Lawyer?
The Earlier The Better â€“ You never know when you are going to need one so getting yourself acquainted with a disability lawyer ahead of time will definitely come as an advantage in the future. As long as you are working, the chances of you getting in trouble or a nasty accident remain high. Although we do not wish for you to experience such accidents in the course of your career, it is still best to be prepared. You donâ€™t need to hire one before an actual case even starts. Just try to get familiar enough to be on speaking terms with a good lawyer. This way, when an emergency comes up, youâ€™ll know who to call.
When The Case Is Fresh Out Of The Oven â€“ Itâ€™s best to be guided right when youâ€™re applying for SS or WC (Workerâ€™s Compensation) disability benefits. When an accident happens that requires you to be absent from work for a long time (long enough to threaten your financial stability), itâ€™s best to contact a disability lawyer right away. Get legal advice and inquire about the best course of action. The earlier you get help, the more positive the outcomes of your claim will be.
Oops! Donâ€™t Leave It Half-baked! â€“ So you may have successfully received your benefits. What now? One thing I can tell you is to not lose contact with your disability lawyer â€“ at least not yet. There are ways to maximize your benefits while youâ€™re preparing to resume work. In fact, there is a way for you to continue receiving benefits even after you get back to work. But rather than looking for those ways alone, having professional help by your side is definitely more advantageous. A disability lawyer can offer you professional advice on how you can get the most out of an SS or WC program. They can also help you when it comes to reapplication and reinstatement.