New Jersey and New York Social Security Disability Lawyers


The Social Security Administration (SSA) deducts money from your paycheck every pay period. Most people get that money back when they retire, but some need to access it earlier due to injuries or illnesses that prevent them from working.

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are supposed to provide income replacement to disabled people, but getting approved for those benefits isn’t always easy. In fact, the SSA is known for rejecting many claims, even when applicants meet all of the criteria for approval. Around 70 percent of initial SSD benefits are denied by the SSA, and most appeals are also denied.

Don’t risk your future when an injury or illness prevents you from working. Get in touch with the New York City and New Jersey Social Security Disability lawyers at Judd Shaw Injury Law today. We know what the SSA looks for when it approves claims, and we know how to maximize your chances of getting the benefits you deserve. Whether you’re appealing a denied claim or applying for the first time, we want to help. Contact us today at 1-866-909-6894 or complete our online form now for a free case review.

Why Are SSD Benefits Claims Denied?

The SSA is notoriously strict when it comes to approving benefits claims. One small mistake or oversight is enough to jeopardize claims and appeals. A few of the most common reasons that claims get denied include:

  • Lack of evidence—The SSA wants to see as much evidence as possible that applicants’ injuries are serious, long-lasting, and truly disabling. If the SSA believes that applicants are still capable of working, even if they are in severe pain or are partially disabled, it may deny their claims.
  • Failure to follow treatment regimens—The SSA doesn’t want to pay applicants benefits for long periods of time. That’s why its team of examiners makes sure applicants follow their doctors’ orders regarding treatment protocols and follow-up appointments.
  • Missing paperwork or application mistakes—SSD benefits claims require filling out huge amounts of paperwork, and failing to send back a single page or writing down inaccurate or outdated information can be enough for applicants to be rejected.

Whether you’re applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), our legal team wants to help you get the best possible chances of approval. Contact a social security disability attorney at Judd Shaw Injury Law today to get started.

Worried About Getting a Lawyer? We Make It Simple.

Many people are reluctant to hire a lawyer because of two reasons: they’re afraid of the costs, and they’re worried about the stress of the legal system. At Judd Shaw Injury Law, we do everything we can to eliminate those concerns.

Our No Fee Guarantee® means that you don’t owe us any money unless we get benefits for you. Our consultations are free, and you won’t see a bill from us unless we win your claim.

In addition, our core values are all about making the legal process as smooth as possible for clients like you. We call it the Judd Shaw Way, and it involves five principles designed to ensure we put your best interests first in every step we take.

Contact us today for a free consultation.