For purposes of claiming disability benefits, you must be in a position to prove a disabling condition that results in an inability to support yourself with gainful employment. As per our Colorado disability lawyers at McDermott Law, that requires medical documentation from your doctors and other health care providers. Those providers must be licensed health care professionals. Here are some examples of what might be considered acceptable licensed health care professionals
- Physicians (medical or osteopathic)
- Ophthalmologists for visual disorders.
- Podiatrists for foot and ankle disorders.
As opposed to the opinion of a consultant, your doctor’s opinion as per disability might be pivotal. After all, he or she is the person who has been caring for you and treating you. A medical consultant generally only sees you once.
Full and complete medical documentation of an applicant’s condition is required. Omissions will only delay a decision. Doctors will need to complete reports on an applicant’s condition. Here is some of the information that is asked for:
- The applicant’s medical history.
- Laboratory test results.
- Diagnostic reports.
- Treatment and the applicant’s response to treatment.
- The doctor’s diagnosis and prognosis.
- Any functional limitations.
- The applicant’s ability to work.
All records and reports that are submitted in support of a disability application must be timely, accurate and sufficient. They must be obtained, organized and presented professionally. You are likely to stumble through the process on your own without the help of experienced and effective Colorado disability lawyers. You can contact us at McDermott Law here in Denver to arrange for a free consultation and case review. We’re going to listen to you closely about your condition and answer your questions too. After that, we will let you know how we think that we might be able to help you. We maintain a special interest in disability law. Our objective is to assert the strongest possible claim for you. Let us put our experience to work for you.