Alabama Social Security Disability Costs Attorney

If you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits or if you are appealing your case, it is advisable to obtain legal representation in order to increase your chances for a successful result. It is a statistical fact that applicants who obtain legal representation have a higher approval rate. The great majority of disability applications are refused in their initial application and it is easy to understand why: applicants are unfamiliar with the process. On the other hand, an experienced Social Security Disability Attorney who has represented thousands of individuals is extremely familiar with the process. Watermark & Keith offers a free case review to discuss your particular case.

Why There are No Legal Costs Unless Your Case is Won

If your case is represented by Wettermark & Keith, the case will be accepted on a contingency fee basis. This means that there are no legal fees at all unless your case is won. It is only after the case is won that legal fees will be deducted. Typically, the client enters into a legal agreement and agrees upon a fee with the attorney. The legal fees must be approved by Social Security and cannot exceed their legal limit of $6000 or 25% of your backpay – whichever is less.

Successful Cases

Your attorney must invest his or her time and effort into your case. Your attorney will ask your permission prior to taking steps that require your approval. Cases often take more than a year for resolution and during this time you will be updated as to the progress of your case. Each client and case is treated on an individual basis and your attorney is there to serve you. Your phone calls and emails will be promptly returned.

Contact an Alabama Social Security Disability Attorney for a Complimentary Case Review

There is no substitute for an experienced attorney who knows how to effectively represent you. Your attorney has your best interests in mind and wants you to succeed. The compassionate attorneys at Wettermark & Keith have represented thousands of clients over the years and they know that you would rather be healthy and able to work than to have to file for disability benefits, but they also know that these benefits are extremely important to help you as you proceed in your life. A free case review awaits you and can be scheduled by calling Wettermark & Keith at (205) 933-9500.

 

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Wettermark & Keith secures a reversal of judge's decision by the Appeals council for their client

Wettermark Keith is pleased to announce exciting news from the Social Security department. While our attorneys have an extremely successful track record in obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients, sometimes the journey is longer than others. When a client receives an unfavorable decision from an Administrative Law Judge, the available recourse is to appeal that decision to the Appeals Council, the body responsible for reviewing cases for mistakes made by the previous judge as to the law or facts. Unfortunately, due to the strict standard of review, the Appeals Council fails to find a reason to overturn or remand the prior determination in the vast majority of cases. However, our attorneys are committed to ensuring that our clients receive the benefits they deserve.

This month, Attorney Jessica Brooks secured a reversal of the judge’s decision by the Appeals Council for her client. A more common outcome when the Appeals Council takes issue with a judge’s decision, is a remand to the judge in order to conduct a another hearing, a process which is time consuming and does not always result in a positive outcome. A reversal constitutes an outright order of payment of benefits to the claimant and only happens in 2% of cases! Ms. Brooks added, “I understand that this is often a long and frustrating process for my clients. This was a case that went to hearing in November of 2011 and we received the Appeals Council reversal in February of 2014. However, the fact that my client will be compensated for that time in back pay makes the determination and hard work worth it.” Wettermark Keith looks forward to future Appeals Council reversals as we continue to provide our expertise and experience to our clients.

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