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Disability Benefits Attorneys

Having a qualified disability attorney can help your case immensely. From making sure the numerous forms are completed correctly, to gathering and supplying evidence for your case, a Minnesota disability attorney can ease the disability application and appeal process and help to ensure a fair result.

At Fields Law Firm, our Minnesota disability attorneys will work as your advocate and relieve much of the workload and stress on you. We can offer guidance during the application process, improving the likelihood your benefits will be approved more quickly. And if your claim is denied, your attorney will prepare a strong appeal or file the case in federal court, if necessary.

Fields Law handles several different kinds of disability claims, including:

  • Short-Term and Long Term Disability
    Many of those who apply for disability insurance benefits find the process to be overwhelming and deeply frustrating, and disability claims are often denied. People who have become disabled, and cannot work for a year or longer, need to receive benefits as quickly as possible. Our disability insurance lawyers will help you navigate the appeal process if your short-term or long term disability claim has been denied.
  • Social Security Disability
    Initially, winning your Social Security disability benefits may seem simple. In reality, the process can potentially take a year or longer. Hiring a Social Security Disability Attorney substantially improves your chances of winning your case. If you’re planning to apply for Social Security disability, speak with our experienced Social Security disability attorneys about your claim.

How Our Minnesota Disability Attorneys Can Help

A Minnesota rehabilitation assistant had a great career, and loved her work. Unfortunately, over time she developed fibromyalgia, cervical degenerative disc disease, degenerative joint disease, and arthritis. Although her job was similar in nature to a receptionist, she was forced to stop working due to her disabilities.

Worried about her future, she applied for both short-term and long-term disability benefits from her disability insurer, as well as social security disability benefits from the government. Regrettably, her Social Security Disability application was denied. To make matters worse, although the disability insurance company initially granted her short-term disability benefits, she received a denial letter in the mail after receiving benefits for only a few months terminating both the short-term benefits she was living on and denying the long-term disability benefits she had applied for.

The insurance company claimed that the woman’s medical records did not support a continued disability that would prevent her from performing the material and substantial duties of her regular occupation. She appealed the insurer’s decision, but the insurance company affirmed their decisions.

The woman was scared, and felt like she was out of luck. Thankfully, she contacted Fields Law, and our Disability attorneys immediately began to help her with her claims. During the course of our conversations with the client, we learned that her husband had previously received a settlement for a work-related injury in 2008. Although her husband had been represented by a Workers Compensation attorney with another law firm, he had ultimately fired the other law firm believing they did not do their job properly.

The Fields Law attorneys agreed. In reviewing the man’s work injury records, we found that he had suffered a permanent injury to left shoulder in the scope of his employment, with permanent work restrictions ordered by his doctor. According to a Functional Capacity Evaluation, the man had been deemed unable to return to pre-injury employment. In addition, he did not qualify as a vocational retraining candidate. Because of these facts, his Workers Compensation attorney should have advised him to pursue Social Security Disability benefits, which he clearly qualified for.

Our attorneys immediately filed an application for Social Security Disability for the husband, and a Reconsideration Appeal on behalf of the wife. Despite overwhelming evidence that both should have qualified for Social Security Disability Benefits, they were each denied. Our disability attorneys ultimately requested a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge in each case and won SSD backpay and benefits for both.

Our attorneys also worked with our client’s physicians to build a strong case for the short-term and long-term disability denial, and appealed the Disability insurance company’s decision to deny benefits. However, the insurer once again denied our client’s appeal on the same foundations. After discussing the denial with our client, our attorneys filed a lawsuit to fight for our client’s right to benefits.

The Fields team gathered everything they needed for trial, and were well prepared as the court date approached. In order to avoid having to go to court against our experienced disability attorneys, the Long Term Disability insurance company proposed a sizable settlement offer. We discussed the offer with our client, and she was overjoyed with the amount. No longer having to worry about medical bills and other expenses, the couple was able to begin the next chapter in their lives together.

Contact Our Disability Attorneys Today

Whether you are applying for disability or your benefits have been denied, it’s important to speak with an attorney to help you understand the most suitable approach to getting your benefits approved. Contact us today – just call 1-888-343-5375 or complete a free contact request form for free, no-obligation advice on your case.

SETTLEMENTS AND RECOVERIES IN ALL CASES DEPEND ON SPECIFIC FACTUAL AND LEGAL CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH ARE UNIQUE TO EACH CLIENT’S CASE. PAST CASE RESULTS ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION OF SIMILAR RESULTS IN FUTURE CASES WHICH THE FIELDS LAW FIRM AND ITS LAWYERS MAY UNDERTAKE.

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John Kelley
John Kelley
21:38 16 Oct 18
I was having issues with an insurance company and I hired fields law firm. The people there are amazing and always quick to answer questions even a couple times on the weekend. I worked with Blake amazing person and very informative on my case. I would highly recommend this firm to any of my friends.read more
Michael Frazier
Michael Frazier
23:58 10 Oct 18
I had the pleasure to work with Michael and Annie on my LTD case. When my claim was denied by the insurance carrier, Michael didn't hesitate to take them on with an appeal. He worked diligently on the appeal and ultimately won this for me. Mind you, this wasn't a huge case but he treated me like it was and as if I was the only case he was representing. He kept me abreast of vital information, it was clear that he knew his stuff and wasn't afraid to take on the big insurance company. Michael was much more than I ever expected given that our relationship was entirely remote, handled by telephone and email only. Not only is he a strong lawyer, he treated me with compassion and respect. I am beyond pleased with him and the Fields Law team. Michael cares about his clients and he gets the job done for them because he knows how impactful an injury can be to both a person's well-being and their financial security. I highly recommend Michael and Fields Law whether you are local to their Minnesota offices or out of state like myself.read more
Melanie Eason
Melanie Eason
20:12 29 Aug 18
Fields Law Firm is great. Patrick Kramer, my lawyer, is fantastic. He and his legal assistant Samantha K. have handled my case for several years. They have kept me informed every step of the way. They are both easy to contact. I have both of their phone numbers and email addresses and they respond promptly to any messages I leave. Without their help I would not have been able to get the disability company to fulfill their promises. It is a relief to leave all the dealings with the disability insurance company in their hands.read more
Jeannie Kerr
Jeannie Kerr
23:37 15 Sep 18
My experience with Merrick Williams of Fields Law Firm has been truly above and beyond satisfactory. His knowledge and professionalism have guided me through a very difficult time. He and his assistant Angela were readily available to answer any questions and address my concerns. I highly recommend him as an attorney and will use his services again if necessary in the future.read more
ebon jordan
ebon jordan
19:51 27 Sep 18
Field Law Firm was great my lawyer Zach Schmoll was more than I could ask for. He always kept me in the loop and explain everything perfectly, got back to me whenever I called less than 24 hrs and was a extremely nice guy. This guy is young and knows what he is doing so please don’t let the age fool you. I had a wonderful experience with Field Law and will refer anyone with legal matters to them.read more
Edward Johnson
Edward Johnson
23:11 31 Oct 18
I highly recommend Fields law Firm if you need some no nonsense attorneys to represent you. I was treated courteously and efficiently each and every time by Mike and his associates. They settled my Long Term Disability case in a timely fashion. and was pleased with the results. Thanks again Mike and Fields Law Firm. You are the best!read more
Jeffrey
Jeffrey
19:19 09 Nov 18
Fields Law Firm is simply the very best when it comes to representing you & fighting for your rights! They are a "10 Star" Law Firm hands down! Michael Kemmmitt & Sarah Christensen were simply outstanding to work with. They took over my long term disability case after I was being denied my benefits & gave me the moral support & law experience that I needed to win my case. They were supportive throughout my case & they will fight tooth & nail to assure your rights are not being denied. It is so rare to find a law firm that treats you like YOU are the most important person to them. I HIGHLY recommend Fields Law Firm. They are truly advocates for justice.read more
Ben Chadwick
Ben Chadwick
23:20 12 Nov 18
Michael and Samantha were always giving me updates in a very timely manner. They were very good at getting back with me if I had questions, and they didn't have the answer at the time of our discussion. They were very thorough in their handling of my case, and we received a positvie ruling due to their efficiency and expertise. Thank you very much Michael and Samantha, I appreciate all that you did to help me with my case. I would definitely refer people to you, as well as use you in the future. Benjamin Chadwick.read more
Michael Rosa
Michael Rosa
00:01 01 Dec 18
Evan was absolutely fantastic. He was knowledgable, informative and patient. Evan Sanford and Fields law took my case when other lawyers pretty much told me to pound sand. The outcome was a substantial amount of money that will take the pressure off of me for years to come. I would absolutely recommend Fields law.read more
BOBBY jr
BOBBY jr
17:49 02 Dec 18
It is very difficult for the average disabled person to battle the disability insurance and Social Security disability industries. I was very sick, exhausted, and stressed out about being denied and told that I can work by someone who doesn't even know me! The paperwork was daunting and had to be filled out multiple times. I chose Field's Law Firm after finding them online. They took over my claims and handled all of the paperwork and appeals that were necessary. They even went to a hearing with me to the Social Security Judge. Field's also kept me in the loop every step of the way. This allowed me to focus more on myself and greatly reduced my financial anxiety. They don't get paid unless you get paid. You truly have nothing to lose and everything to gain! I am truly appreciative of Field's Law Firm!read more
Raphael Roe
Raphael Roe
00:35 04 Dec 18
I had the pleasure of working with Patrick Kramer for my LTD appeal. He walked me through the entire process and answered all my questions. Patrick called me anytime there was new information and went above and beyond what I expected. It was one of the most stress free processes I’ve had to deal with thanks to the team at Field’s! Thank you for all your hard work! -Michael Roe, Monroe, MIread more
Donna Williams
Donna Williams
19:07 06 Dec 18
My attorney, Blake Bauer and paralegal, Samantha Kurschner are wonderful. Whenever I need to speak with one of them, they are always available. If I have to leave a message, my call is promptly returned. They worked diligently on my case and won my LTD claim. I highly recommend Fields Law Firm.read more
Lori Anderson
Lori Anderson
20:33 04 Dec 18
Jodie has been a wonderful person and on top of my social security disability claim. The attorneys are great and very thorough with what they do. Would recommend Fielsd Law Firm to everyone. Thank you for everything you have done for me.
Todd Burge
Todd Burge
15:40 11 Dec 18
I worked with Attorney Hans Lodge on a large debt collection from a creditor. He was able to determine that there was a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and swiftly moved into legal action. This whole matter was completely and quickly resolved within a couple of months. This whole situation could not have turned out any better on my end. I highly recommend working with Hans or any of the attorneys at Fields Law Firm!read more
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