Tips On How To Win Your Case

At the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson, we want to see you, our client, succeed in obtaining the Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits you need.

As your attorneys, we will guide you at every step in the process — whether you’re preparing to file your initial application or need to appeal a denial.

Below are a few tips to keep in mind when getting started:

  • Get to know your condition: If your disability keeps you out of work (or is expected to keep you out of work) for up to 12 months, you should start thinking about the real-life challenges your disability presents. Although the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a very strict definition of disability and may not consider all the factors your condition presents, your attorney can help you build a strong case while highlighting all relevant effects of your condition.
  • Medical evidence is key: Your medical records are of the utmost importance when establishing your disability claim. It’s important to document all your visits to the doctor, keep your own records and adhere to the treatment plans provided by your doctor.
  • Keep track of how you feel: You are probably not a doctor, but you still know how your disability is affecting your life. Keep track of your symptoms, how you feel, what you’re experiencing and any other information you think is relevant. Write down how you feel each day, describe the pain, note what helps and what doesn’t, note what the pain keeps you from doing, etc. This information will be helpful in establishing a clear record of your condition and may be supported by the findings of your doctors.
  • Be honest about what you’re experiencing: It doesn’t help you to exaggerate your symptoms. Be honest with yourself. Instead of glossing over minor symptoms, write them down in as much detail as possible. With a clear, honest record in place, your lawyer can better help you build a strong claim for benefits.
  • Keep it consistent: Once you start keeping track of your treatment, pain, limitations, etc., don’t stop. The record should be consistent and follow the timeline of your disability. Lapses and gaps in your documentation may hurt your credibility and cause your claim to be denied.

Contact Us To Learn More About Building A Strong Claim

Whether you live in Dayton or one of the surrounding Ohio communities, our team at the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson can help you through all steps in the SSD or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) process. Give us a call at 1-800-596-1533 to schedule a free consultation. You can also contact us via our online contact form.

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Beavercreek Office

4461 Dayton Xenia Road
Dayton, OH 45432-1805
(937) 432-9775
Map & Directions

Cincinnati Office

2021 Auburn Ave., Suite 105
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 276-4677
Map & Directions

Columbus Office

1041 Dublin Rd #103
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 384-5800
Map & Directions

Franklin Office

8 Stadia Drive
Franklin, OH 45005
(937) 432-9775
Map & Directions

Kettering Office

5335 Far Hills Ave., Ste. 108
Kettering, OH 45429
(937) 524-5922
Map & Directions

Piqua Office

430 N Wayne St
Piqua, OH 45356
(937) 325-8500
Map & Directions

Springfield Office

150 N Limestone St #217
Springfield, OH 45501
(937) 325-8500
Map & Directions

Trotwood Office

2541 Shiloh Springs Road
Dayton, OH 45426
(937) 524-5922
Map & Directions

Troy Office

22 N Market St
Troy, OH 45373
(937) 524-5922
Map & Directions

West Chester Office

7103 Cincinnati Columbus Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45069
(513) 276-4677
Map & Directions