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Your Credibility

  • Published: July 10, 2014

As you prepare for your testimony at your disability hearing, your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer can explain how important it is for you to establish and maintain your credibility while providing testimony about medical evidence and your treatment history.

Medical Evidence

The symptoms you experience cannot usually be measured, but your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer can explain that these effects can be observed. For example, pain that you experience may manifest itself in muscle spasms, reduced motion to your joints, disruption of your movement and deficits in your sensory perceptions. If you have some of these medical findings in your medical records, your testimony will be more credible:

  • A description and location of the symptoms, factors that cause the pain, how often the pain occurs, the severity of the pain and how the pain has affected your daily life;
  • Recordings of treatment that has been prescribed and whether this treatment has affected your condition; and
  • A listing of other impairments that correspond with your pain, such as mental impairments.

Treatment History

Another way that an Ocala Social Security disability lawyer can help lend credibility to your testimony is by presenting evidence that you have sought treatment for the pain that you experience. For example, you might testify about how you have taken additional medication, tried different medications and sought referrals to specialists for the treatment of your pain. This can help demonstrate that you are distressed by your pain and are actively seeking a solution.

If you would like to learn more about ways to establish your credibility, contact an Ocala Social Security disability attorney at CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC by calling 352.304.5300.

Claudeth Henry

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