Greensboro Disability Lawyer
Have you applied for Social Security Disability benefits in the Greensboro area and been denied? Or, have you become unable to work because of a serious injury or medical condition and are thinking about applying? If so, a disability lawyer with experience in Greensboro and the Piedmont Triad at the Riddle & Brantley law firm may be able to help.
Our disability benefits team has over 30 years of experience fighting for North Carolinians with disabilities and is led by a Board-Certified Specialist in Social Security disability law. We have the knowledge needed to navigate this complex system and we put our clients first.
For a FREE consultation with a disability lawyer experienced in helping Greensboro clients, please call us at 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.
We never charge a fee for representing disability applicants unless and until you obtain benefits.
You will know up-front what your fee will be if you win so there are no surprises. There is never any fee or obligation for the initial appointment.
Call 1-800-525-7111 and see why clients are talking about Riddle & Brantley like this:
“I would recommend them to anyone. They fought hard for me.” – Christine W.
“It was nice to see Riddle & Brantley put me and my needs first” – R. Colley
“They treated my case very professionally, with respect from beginning to end”
– Joseph W.
What can a Social Security Disability lawyer do for you?
A Specialist certified in Social Security disability law serving the Greensboro area and across North Carolina can help from the beginning to the end of your disability claim by doing things like:
- Assisting you in filing an application for Social Security Disability benefits.
- Walking you through your SSA file and showing you what the hundreds and hundreds of pages of employment and medical records mean to your claim.
- Filing a Request for Reconsideration if you are denied initially.
- Communicating with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
- Filing a Request for a Hearing if your initial disability claim is denied.
- Collecting treatment records from your doctors and including them in records submitted to the SSA for consideration.
- Seeking letters and Residual Functional Capacity evaluation forms from your medical providers to support your claim for disability benefits.
- Cross-examining witnesses at your hearing.
- Arguing the merits of your claim to the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).
- Appealing your case to the federal district courts if you are denied benefits by the ALJ and Appeals Council.
- And much more…
Has the Social Security Administration already denied your application for benefits?
The reality is that many people who apply for disability benefits on their own are turned down, sometimes multiple times.
Has this happened to you?
Most first-time applicants are denied benefits because the medical records supporting their claim are not strong or clear enough to meet the Social Security Administration’s stringent requirements to prove total disability.
Compiling the records you need to win your case can be a complicated, time-consuming and stressful process. This is where an experienced, skilled disability lawyer with experience in Greensboro, North Carolina can make the difference between winning and losing.
The disability lawyers at Riddle & Brantley has been helping clients in the Greensboro area and throughout North Carolina for decades. We know the system and can help you navigate the entire claims and appeal process from start to finish.
For a FREE consultation with a Board-Certified Specialist in Social Security disability law, please call 1-800-525-7111.
You can also complete the fast and easy online form.
Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s talk about your case. You may be entitled to disability benefits and we would love to help you if we can.
The consequences of a disability can be life-changing and challenging, but you don’t have to do this alone.
Riddle & Brantley’s disability attorneys are here for you. Please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE consultation with our team.
Why hire a Specialist?
If you’re searching for a disability lawyer in the Greensboro area to assist with your application for disability benefits, you may want to consider hiring one with proven knowledge and experience. We’re proud to have on staff a North Carolina State Board-Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law.
What does that mean – “certified specialist”?
Board-Certified Specialists have been recognized by the State Bar of North Carolina (the licensing and regulatory agency for all lawyers in the state) for their experience and competence in specific areas of the law by focusing on this practice area and passing a rigorous exam.
Scott Scurfield, one of the attorneys at Riddle & Brantley, is a Board-Certified Specialist who, with his team of paralegals and case managers, has been helping disability clients in Greensboro and across North Carolina for many years.
“We can help you through the entire disability claims process and increase the chances that you are approved for benefits.”
–Scott Scurfield, Board-Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability
For a FREE consultation with a Board-Certified Social Security Disability Specialist, please call (336) 516-9066 or complete the short form below.
There is no obligation to hire our firm, and you will never owe any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive disability benefits.
No win, no fee!
Call (336) 516-9066 today and let’s discuss your case for seeking SSD or SSDI benefits. Our compassionate legal team will listen to you and advise you on your best legal options for pursuing benefits.
Our disability lawyers have experience helping clients in Greensboro and throughout the Triad and would love to help if we can.
How Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability?
There are no guarantees that you will be approved for disability benefits, but there are many factors the Social Security Administration considers when determining whether you qualify.
The SSA uses what they call a “Five-Step Sequential Analysis” as their method for determining whether an applicant is eligible for benefits.
The analysis goes like this:
- Are you working? In order to qualify for disability benefits from the SSA, you cannot earn more than around $1,200 per month. It does not matter how sick or injured you are; if you are working and earning that much, you are, by definition, not disabled.
- How severe is your condition? The SSA will try to determine the extent to which your disability interferes with work-related activities when evaluating your application.
- Is your disability on the “Listings” of disabling conditions? The SSA maintains a list of conditions that automatically qualify an applicant for disability benefits if they meet certain other criteria. You can view this list — called the “Blue Book” — on the SSA website.
- Can you do the same work you are accustomed to? You may qualify for Social Security disability benefits if your condition prevents you from doing the same type of work that you have done for many years, and you also meet additional criteria.
- Can you do any other type of work? The SSA will determine whether your disability prevents you from doing other suitable work with your remaining abilities (sometimes called your “residual functional capacity”).
Call (336) 516-9066 for a free case review with a disability lawyer who is experienced helping clients with disabilities in Greensboro and throughout the Triad.
We have experience serving clients in Greensboro and would love to help if we can.
There is no shame in seeking disability benefits; you paid into the system while you worked, and this is why.
We are here to help you collect the benefits you have earned and paid for.
There are no upfront costs and no attorney fees unless we successfully obtain disability benefits for you.
We understand what you’re going through.
Justice Counts for North Carolinians with disabilities and Riddle & Brantley is ready to help.