Attorney Cara Gallucci, managing attorney of the Attleboro branch of d’Oliveira & Associates, recently got an Attleboro man a $19,000 past due award in his claim for Social Security Disability Benefits. The man, a hardworking and lifelong laborer, suffers from serious injuries to his neck and back, which prevents him from working. After his initial application was denied, he called the Attleboro Social Security Disability lawyers to get him help.
The experienced staff at d’Oliveira & Associates walked the man step by step through his claim. Attorney Gallucci appealed his denial and got him a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge in Boston. The Judge granted his claim and awarded him over $19,000 in past due benefits plus almost $1,400 per month going forward.
Attorney Gallucci said “this young gentleman suffers from an unfortunate condition, which has prevented him from continuing to perform his past work, or any other work. I was very happy that we were able to help him and his family receive the disability benefits that were deserved.”
Back, neck, and other spine conditions are very common in people that perform manual labor for a living. These injuries can occur suddenly, or accumulate slowly over time. They create intense pain and limit a sufferer’s ability to perform the same type of work they used to. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration offers help. If you are unable to work for at least a year due to your disability, you may be entitled to collect Social Security Disability Benefits.
d’Oliveira & Associates is a personal injury and disability law firm with 16 locations throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. The attorneys at our firm have years of experience handling these kinds of cases and they have obtained good results for their clients. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form on our website.