The recent headlines about the ex-Westchester cop found out he was getting nearly double his salary in retirement prompts a reminder that humans are fallible. With human interaction comes human error so even the government can make mistakes. Luckily in the case of the retired cop who had been injured on the job, the error was found and admitted to by the powers that be.

Social security and disability claims can be complex and confusing, especially if you haven’t done a lot of research on the subject first. When you need to apply for Social Security benefits, it can be helpful to have someone in the know help you through the process. If you have been denied Social Security benefits, it may be time to get a knowledgeable, reputable attorney involved in your case.

Being denied Social Security disability benefits is not uncommon. There can be a number of factors that make a denial a possibility. You can utilize the help of an experienced attorney rather than give up the benefits you really need to survive. Unfortunately many people file their own claims, receive the denial, and then give up on the idea of ever receiving benefits.

When you are disabled or injured on the job, there may be a lot of red tape in front of you. However, your legitimate case comes with rights you have as an American and an injured employee. You need to exercise those rights in order for justice to be done on your behalf. Sometimes you need an attorney to help protect those rights.