Attorney Cara Gallucci, a lawyer at d’Oliveira & Associates, represented a Rhode Island man for his claim for Social Security Disability benefits. The man became disabled in 2011 after having multiple knee surgeries on both knees, severe spinal injuries and a minor heart attack. A subcontractor by trade, the serious injuries left him unable to work and provide for his family, including his teenage daughter. The man called the Woonsocket Social Security Disability lawyers in 2014 for help with his Social Security Disability claim.
Attorney Gallucci and the experienced staff at d’Oliveira & Associates walked him step by step through his case, and represented him in front of an administrative law judge in Providence. Due to Attorney Gallucci’s experience handling Social Security Disability cases, the man got a combined award of nearly $20,000 of past due benefits, and over $2,300 per month going forward.
Attorney Gallucci stated that “I was very happy to be able to help this gentleman. He had a very straightforward situation, and should have been approved long before he had to get to the hearing level. Unfortunately, this is the situation very often. When the information was provided to the Judge in a concise fashion, he was able to see that this gentleman deserved to be approved.”
Bone and joint impairments, which lead to disability, are some of the most common cases awarded by the Social Security Administration. Especially vulnerable bones and joints are the spine and knees, which bear the weight of your entire body and which can cause extreme pain resulting in the inability to move or sit comfortably.
The process for obtaining Social Security Disability benefits is long and confusing, and most people are denied multiple times before they are finally awarded. Consider hiring a disability lawyer who can help you obtain the necessary documentation to gain approval from the Social Security Administration. It could make the difference between being totally denied, and getting the compensation you deserve.
d’Oliveira & Associates is a personal injury law firm with 15 offices conveniently located in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The firm has been helping people get SSD benefits for over 25 years. If you or a loved one have become disabled, and wish to file a claim for SSD Benefits, contact us toll free 24/7 for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.