Working With Your Doctors · Phoenix Lawyers

Getting Accurate Medical Records to Support Your Disability Claim

When you apply for Social Security disability benefits — and especially when you appeal a claim that has been denied — it is extremely important to have support from your doctors, including complete and accurate medical records that fully communicate the severity of your condition.

At The Slepian Law Office, we are committed to putting our clients in the strongest possible position to get their claims approved. If you hire our firm to handle your case, our Phoenix attorneys will work with your doctors to get the information we need to argue your case.

Helping Your Doctors Understand the Social Security Disability System

Your doctors may be very good at practicing medicine, but chances are they do not practice law. If they tell you that you are disabled — or that you are not disabled — they may not be basing their opinions on what it means to be disabled under Federal Social Security law.

Our attorneys will ask your doctors precise questions about your condition so that we can get the answers we need to present your case to the Social Security Administration.

You can also do a great deal to make sure your medical records are accurate by visiting your doctors regularly and telling them about all of your symptoms every time. This is important whether you always see the same doctor or whether you see many different doctors.

Refrain from telling your doctors you feel the same or that you are ok when you are not. The more specific you are in reporting your exact symptoms and the manner in which they affect you, the better the documentation.

Some doctors are reluctant to fill out forms for patients who are applying for disability benefits. Our lawyers can answer your doctors' questions and explain the process to them.

Contact Our Arizona Social Security Disability Attorneys at 602-266-3111

The best way to increase your chances of success on your Social Security claim is to get both good medical attention and strong legal representation. For a free consultation with our disability lawyers at The Slepian Law Office, please contact us at 602-266-3111, at 888-SLEPIAN or by e-mail.