There is no good reason to delay if you are injured in a motor vehicle collision, or a work accident, or you are disabled from work.
You should seek medical attention immediately.
You should follow medical advice and treatment plans.
You should file an accident report right away.
You should file a traffic report as soon as possible.
You should file for Social Security Disability as soon as you believe you will be unable to work for an extended time.
You should seek advice from an experienced injury or disability attorney to guide you.
These actions show that you were injured and injured severely.
These actions may prevent a Judge or insurance company from believing that some other event caused your current condition.
These actions will support your claim for damages and pain and suffering.
These actions will prevent you from losing potential benefits.
Remember that an injury lawyer and disability lawyer are only paid if you win so you are not out of pocket any upfront money.
Questions about your injury or disability case? Feel free to contact Illinois injury, work injury, and disability lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.
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Parents of a minor child may file a negligence lawsuit on behalf of the injured child for money damages. Illinois law also has a different statute of limitations for minor children.
Social Security Disability benefits are difficult to get and it takes a long time.
In Illinois, after you apply it will take approximately 5 months for a review and decision.
If you are denied, then you must appeal and it will take another 5 months for a reconsideration of your application.
If you are denied at this level, you will have to file a request for a hearing.
It is taking 14 to 16 months to get a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.
Once you have the hearing it has been taking 2 to 5 months to receive the written decision from the Judge.
As you can see the wait time is extreme and very difficult on disability applicants.
Social Security explains that the long wait times are due to a large number of applicants and not enough staff to process the cases.
To be proactive you should file your case as soon as think you are unable to work and make sure to get to your doctor for appropriate tests and treatment.
This will provide objective medical evidence of your condition and possible limitations of your functioning.
Questions about how to make your case stand out from the large number of applications? Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.