A skilled Ocala disability lawyer will recommend that you speak to your patient’s lawyer concerning your testimony, and can remind you that the Social Security Administration (SSA), when determining disability, does not necessarily require that the claimant be completely incapacitated.
If you indicate that your patient’s impairments are more serious than they actually are, you undermine the reliability of your own opinion, rendering it worthless to the SSA as a means of deciding your patient’s status in accordance with the provisions of the Social Security Act.
An Ocala disability lawyer can tell you that there are circumstances under which a patient may be declared disabled even though he or she may be able to work in a variety of capacities. The claimant’s age is one factor (over 50 or 55). Furthermore, the disability attorney may wish to present evidence of some bodily limitations in conjunction with a psychological problem as a means of determining whether or not the claimant qualifies.
By contacting an Ocala disability lawyer prior to completing any paperwork, you can obtain answers to your questions and assistance with the requisite forms.
Call the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at 352-304-5300 to speak to an experienced Ocala disability lawyer today.