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Work with Experienced Attorneys to Secure Social Security Disability Insurance


The process of securing disability benefits for you or a loved one can be a difficult to navigate. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is meant to provide aid for those who can no longer work as a result of physical injury, mental illness, or a combination of medical problems. As part of this process, you may need to submit tax forms, work history, a disability report describing your condition, among other things. Unfortunately, applications for these benefits are oftentimes denied.

In the event that your SSDI application has been denied, worry not. At Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, we help clients in this exact situation. One of our attorneys will handle your appeal and formal hearing so you can get the benefits you deserve.

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Best Practices for Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance


There are a number of criteria that the Social Security Administration reviews when determining your eligibility. Firstly, if you are unable to do the work you did in the past, your medical condition, age, education, past work experience, and skills will be evaluated to determine if you are capable of other work. If you cannot do other work, the Social Security Administration will conclude that you are disabled. Otherwise, you will receive a letter of denial. Your disability being expected to last at least one year or result in death is another determinant the Social Security Administration uses to decide whether or not you are eligible for SSDI.

It is necessary that you have medical evidence from your doctors and hospitals, clinics, or institutions where you have been treated to provide to the Social Security Administration, as they will use this information to resolve your SSDI application. Make sure that your medical provider is fully aware of the symptoms you are experiencing and that everything is documented in your records. Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys will fight for your right to receive Social Security Disability Insurance so you can focus on recovery. We work with clients who have been denied benefits for the following conditions:

  • Mental illness, including clinical depression, schizophrenia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD
  • Heart conditions, including irreparable damage from a heart attack or severe blockage
  • Lung conditions, including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD
  • Cancers, including lung cancer, leukemia or sarcoma of the skin
  • Back injuries, including spinal disorders and disc herniation, back surgeries
  • Multiple Sclerosis or MS, fibromyalgia or lupus
  • Physical limitations Anxiety, HIV, Liver disease, Blindness, And more

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Settlements & Verdicts – Social Security

  • $526,000
    Client Injured in Premise Suit
    Client was severely injured when he fell when a crane bucket broke. Resulted in a settlement of $526,000.
  • $1,000,000
    Amusement ride causes neck and facial injury
    Our client suffered neck and facial injury after an amusement ride failed to work properly.
  • $3,500,000
    Truck Driver T Boned by 18 Wheeler
    Our client, a truck driver, was hit by an 18-wheeler that ran a stop sign and T boned his truck.
  • $8,250,000
    Low highway shoulder caused accident & paraplegia
    An $8.25 million court award against the state Department of Transportation and Development was issued by Judge Edward Brent Dufreche.
  • $375,000
    Cement Truck Accident
    The client pulled up to construction site when a cement truck in front of him backed into him twice.
  • $118,000
    Basin Bridge Wreck
    Client was rear ended on I-10 between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. Client suffered bulging disc injuries and case settled for $118,000.
  • $130,000
    Workers Comp Fall Injury
    Our client suffered a workers comp injury from a fall onto concrete with improper safety codes met. Case resulted in a $130,000 settlement.
  • $115,000
    Rear Ended With Back Injuries
    Our client was at a complete stop and rear ended by the defendant driver which resulted in herniated discs and a case settlement of $115,000.