Disability Lawyers on Explain Your Condition Clearly
For some people, going to the doctor is a nerve-wracking experience even on a normal basis. They may get nervous about talking to their doctor, about telling them what the problem is, or about medical costs. If you’re applying for Social Security disability, it can be even more intimidating. At RGG Law, our disability lawyers know that it can be difficult to talk to a professional about a disability – especially when you have the added pressure of your disability claim resting on it.
Fortunately, our team of disability lawyers and disability attorneys are here to help. In this blog, we offer some advice on how to talk to your doctor about your disability, and your Social Security disability claim.
Be Clear About How Your Disability Affects You
When you live with a disability every day, it’s easy to take the ways in which it affects your life for granted. Little things you’ve had to do to compensate and make things easier you might not give a second thought, but to someone without a disability, that could be much more significant. Even the best disability lawyers and doctors aren’t mind-readers.
Before you visit your doctor to talk about it, make a list of how your disability affects you. It might be something to do with a friend or family member, as well as your disability attorney or lawyer, in order to make sure you’re not missing any details.
Be Honest About Your Abilities
It’s important that you’re honest with your doctor about how your disability affects you. There are plenty of stereotypes out there about disability lawyers telling clients to exaggerate their condition to help their case, which only makes the unfortunate perception of Social Security being for lazy freeloaders worse. You should be honest with your doctor, your disability lawyer, and yourself about why you’re applying for benefits. This will ultimately help your case in the long run.
Be Ready to Explain What They Need To Do
It might come as a surprise, but many doctors are unfamiliar with how the Social Security disability process works. Remember that your GP sees countless patients with different problems all day, which is enough work without having to think about outside factors that aren’t immediately relevant to their job.
If you’re talking to your doctor about your disability claim, make sure you’re familiar with the process so that you can clearly explain what they’ll need to do if they support you. There’s also the added bonus here of being able to reassure them that it may not be as much additional work as they might assume.
Contact Our Disability Lawyers Today
If you need professional help with your Social Security disability claim, our team of experienced, professional and understanding disability lawyers are here to help. With years of experience in helping people get the support they need, we can give you guidance and advice throughout the process. Contact RGG Law today.