Our firm has been focused exclusively on disability benefits law for more than 30 years. Social Security laws and regulations are extremely complicated and the process to get and keep disability benefits isn’t easy. That’s why denial and termination rates without the guidance of an SSD attorney are so high. Even more complex is ERISA and Insurance Bad Faith, the laws that typically govern short term disability claims. Every policy is unique and insurance companies have vast resources to deny and terminate otherwise valid claims. When offsets are involved, LTD claims can require a simultaneous SSD claim. When it comes to protecting benefits you rely on, working with a firm concentrated in both Social Security is your best defense
Our attorneys have represented tens of thousands of Social Security Disability claims and have represented over fifteen thousand claimants in hearings and litigation. With more than 100 years of combined experience, we know what we are doing. We also have a highly experienced support team. Much of our staff previously worked for the Social Security Administration or insurance companies. So they know what it takes to handle claims right. Experience matters. You have a much better chance of winning your claim if you are represented by an experienced attorney and legal team on your side.
There are many regional and national firms who provide representation in Social Security Disability claims. Some have attorneys and many have non-attorney representatives. At OPR, you are always represented by an experienced Arizona attorney. We travel around the state to represent our clients and have extensive experience in front of the judges in Phoenix and Tucson, where all SSD hearings in AZ are held. We can tell you exactly what to expect when you go to Court and know how to prepare your case for the best possible outcome. An attorney or non-attorney advocate who flies in from across the country cannot provide that level of local ability or the rapport we have with Arizona SSA staff and doctors that make decisions and provide evidence for your case.
We are committed to helping you every step of the way. We will file your application or appeal and communicate with the agency so you don’t have to. We will work to get the medical records and assessments from your treating doctors to support your claim at hearing. Many attorneys and national advocates do not continue representation to the next levels of adjudication after a hearing, but we continue representation to the highest levels and have an excellent record and long history of success in the federal court system. We know what has to be proven to establish your entitlement to disability benefits. So many of our clients have expressed that dealing with the process of trying to get benefits without an attorney chips away at their dignity. Let us deal with the Social Security system or fight the short term disability insurance companies for you so you can concentrate on your health and surviving this difficult time.
The hardest part of being disability benefits lawyers is that we and our support staff see so much suffering. Our clients are in pain and struggling to survive. When our clients can no longer work, it is not only a financial hardship, but a psychological burden as well. We understand that winning your case not only helps you obtain benefits and health care coverage, it also provides much needed validation. Finally, someone believes you. We care to work as hard as possible to help our clients win as early in the process as possible.
Not only is our initial consultation free, but you pay nothing unless we win your case. We understand getting around may be difficult for you. We’re happy to meet in person or by phone – whatever works best for you. Our staff will diligently keep you informed about your case and provide convenient reminders for appointments and documentation to support your case. After your case, we stay with you to ensure you actually receive your benefits, that they are correct and help you maintain them. Many other firms do not provide such comprehensive and convenient follow through.