Can The SSDI Hearing Date And The Workers’ Compensation Process Be Sped Up?

Filing for workers’ compensation or Social Security Disability Insurance means going through a lengthy, complicated and oftentimes frustrating process. The attorneys at Silverman, Silverman & Seligman, P.C., focus solely on helping those injured in job-related accidents with multiple, sometimes simultaneous claims. The days and months after suffering serious injuries may be the most difficult time in their lives. For our clients, we simplify the process and answer any questions that arise.

The Length Of The SSDI Process

The length of the SSDI process is well-known. After taking the necessary steps to complete a lengthy application, a denial is likely. While discouraging, it is not the final verdict regarding your benefits. After that rejection, you have 60 days to file for a hearing. That request is placed in a queue, starting a waiting game that continues for about a year.

Thankfully, technology has caught up to the SSDI application process. To speed things up, hearings can now be done remotely via television by a judge from any state whose identity is revealed at the meeting. You travel to the hearing destination and a decision is made that is effective immediately. Unless the SSDI application involves death, all benefits are retroactive.

Moving The Process Along

While the lawyers at Silverman, Silverman & Seligman, P.C., cannot make slow, bureaucratic processes involving SSDI and workers’ compensation go faster, there are steps that can be taken to move the process along. With experience and legal knowledge, we compile thorough documents that rarely need corrections or additions. In addition, we know the steps to take and the missteps to avoid.

If you have experienced a work-related injury, you can talk with one of our experienced Schenectady disability attorneys. Call 518-631-4521 or contact us online for a free initial consultation with a New York work injury compensation attorney.