Los Angeles with a population of 3.7 million people is the second largest city in the United States. Since the post-WWII era, L.A. has grown to become a major metropolis with nearly 18 million people in the greater Los Angeles area served by dozens of iconic cultural, entertainment and recreational institutions. Landmark sites in greater L.A. range from Dodger Stadium to the Griffith Observatory, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Los Angeles is also home to Hollywood, the undisputed world leader in film and television entertainment, as well as professional sports franchises for Major League Baseball’s the Dodgers, the National Basketball Association’s the Lakers, Major League Soccer’s the Galaxy, and the National Hockey League’s 2012 Stanley Cup Champion the Los Angeles Kings. Los Angeles has also hosted the Summer Olympics twice.
More than 80 districts and neighborhoods make up the City of Los Angeles, including Downtown Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, Northeast Los Angeles, South Los Angeles, the Harbor Area, Greater Hollywood, Wilshire District, the Westside, and the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys.
Social Security Disability Benefits
The government has programs in place both at the Federal and state levels to help those who suffer a disabling injury. The kind of benefits you can access depend on where and what kind of injury you suffer. If you get hurt on the job, for example, your employer likely carries workers’ compensation insurance to cover your medical bills and part of your lost wages.
If you’re injured severely enough that you’ll be disabled in the long-term, however, you may be eligible to collect Social Security disability benefits. The problem that many people encounter when trying to collect Social Security, however, is that the government works hard to prevent fraud, and that means many people who deserve benefits, get denied. When that happens, you need help from the Law Offices of Dr. Bill LaTour. Dr. LaTour is a Los Angeles disability lawyer who can help you get the compensation you need.
Applying for Disability Benefits
Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, is a federal insurance program that is in place to provide the financial support you need if you get injured to the point where you are disabled and can no longer hold down a job. In order to qualify for this benefit, you must suffer a disability that lasts for at least a full year.
Naturally, the government has very specific guidelines as to what disabilities qualify. First, you must no longer be able to do the work you formerly did. Secondly, you must not be able to adjust to a new type of work. Finally, your disability must be either expected to result in death, or to last for over 12 months. If you meet all three of these qualifications, which seem straightforward, you may be entitled to receive benefits.
Getting Denied for Your Claim
Given how straightforward the rules seem to be, it can be stunning when you get a denial. This happens because the government looks for reasons to be suspicious of claims. Too many people have tried to game the system over the years, which unfortunately means it’s all too common for those who deserve benefits to get denied the first time out.
The good news is that an SSDI denial is not the end of the road. It’s not over, but you’ll have to be willing to fight for the benefits you deserve. Our Los Angeles disability lawyers can fight for your rights, gather the evidence to back up your case, and make sure that you get the benefits to which you’re entitled.
A Compassionate Disability Attorney
Dr. Bill LaTour is not only a Los Angeles disability lawyer, he is a licensed psychologist. This means he knows about the physical and the mental impairments that such an injury can cause. He knows how to help you get the benefits you deserve, while working to overcome the trauma and stress that comes with fighting for these benefits.
You don’t have to let the few bad apples that have caused your denial ruin your chance at the financial benefits you sorely need. Dr. LaTour can help you fight for the benefits to which you are entitled under the law.
Contact Dr. Bill LaTour Today
Our Los Angeles disability lawyers focus on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) law, serving clients throughout Southern California. Let our legal team handle your case while you focus on regaining your health and well-being.