If you are asking yourself, “Should I seek medical treatment for my disability?” the answer is, yes — even if you do not expect a cure or an improvement in your condition.
One of the most important things anyone can do to enhance their chances of having a disability benefits claim approved is to have a record of regular medical treatment for their disabling condition or conditions.
The attorneys of Chermol & Fishman, LLC, have often represented people who are legitimately disabled but whose applications for SSD or SSI were denied because they had an insufficient record of medical treatment or none at all.
We encourage clients to get regular treatment by the appropriate medical professionals even if prior treatment did little or nothing to improve their condition. The goal, in many cases, is to establish a record of treatment that will help you get the disability benefits you deserve.
Regular treatment not only establishes a record of treatment, it helps establish a relationship with your doctor. When your physician knows you and your condition personally, he or she may be more willing to complete the medical evaluation forms required by the Social Security Administration.
Both the medical record and the personal relationship with your physician can help in the claims process.
To speak with an attorney about your disability claim or appeal, please call (215) 464-7200 or contact us by e-mail. There are no upfront fees or out-of-pocket expenses. You pay us nothing unless we win your disability claim. From offices in Philadelphia, our lawyers represent clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and throughout the nation.