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Does your Social Security Disability attorney properly prepare for the hearing?

Does your Social Security Disability attorney properly prepare for the hearing?  At Matt Fendon Law Group (MFLG), we are a client-focused Workers' compensation and disability law firm. What this means is in preparing for a Social Security disability hearing, we put the client first. The typical process involves months to years of preparation for hearing. However, to keep things more simple for this blog post, we will let you know the types of things that we do in the final month before the hearing. For example, we make sure that all the medical records are updated. In addition, we make sure that all residual functional capacity forms are completed by doctors and returned to our office. These forms are crucial because they address what the claimant can or can't do. In addition, we prepare a brief. The purpose of the brief is to simplify the case for the administrative law judge and for the client. In the brief, we address the objective medical evidence, address what surgical procedures have been done, and we address the functional capacity of our client aka the fact that they are unable to work. Shortly before the hearing-typically a day or two beforehand-we have a conference with the client to prepare them for the hearing process and to make sure they have a clear understanding of how things work. We want to make sure that the client reviews the brief, and understand our argument as well. We then meet the day of the hearing as well to make sure any final questions or issues are addressed. With many of the national Social Security firms, the client never meets their attorney until the day of the hearing and they do not conduct the preparation that is done they way that MFLG prepares. Please feel free to contact our office for a free consultation on your case. We are the rock for injured and disabled workers. We have offices in Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, and Prescott Valley. Matt C Fendon, Esq.
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WORKERS COMPENSATION IN PHOENIX, AZ

My employer said they would take care of me.Unfortunately, this is not accurate. When you are injured on the job in the state of Arizona, you need to promptly do the following three things: file an injury report with your employer, file an injury report with the Industrial Commission of Arizona, and go see a doctor immediately.Do not under any circumstances allow your employer to convince you to tell anyone - whether it be a doctor, hospital or anyone for that matter - that your injury occurred somewhere else besides work.Arizona employers do this all the time where they attempt to take advantage of injured workers by telling them to report their injury as something other than work related, and in response, the employer will take care of their medical benefits and salary.This essentially destroys The injured worker's chances at a compensable Arizona workers' compensation claim. If medical records or any other type of documentation shows that the injured worker said it wasn't work related, this will jeopardize their claim. The whole reason why the employer tells injured workers to do this is to avoid their Worker's Compensation premium from increasing. Nine times out of 10 the employers then "throw them under the bus" and stop paying for their medical benefits and salary. In addition, if the injured worker has any future problems whether medically or the need for compensation, they're out of luck.The whole point of having workers' compensation insurance is to protect employees from hazards on the job. Having Worker's Compensation insurance is a business expense and mandated by Arizona law.Please feel free to call Matt Fendon Law Group (MFLG) about any questions in relation to this subject or any other subjects involving workers' compensation benefits. We also handle Social Security Disability and employment law cases. We offer free consultations for workers' compensation and disability cases. We are the rock for injured and disabled workers.

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