The stress that comes with filing a workers' compensation, Social Security Disability (SSD) or ERISA claims (for long-term disability) in Phoenix can be overwhelming. The obvious anxiety arising due to injury is compounded by worries of lost income. These issues can have a serious impact on nearly all aspects of life, including housing, transportation and family. The situation is often compounded by the legal complexities of claims and the fact that the social security administration and insurance companies are often trying to avoid making payments to claimants.
I'm Joel F Friedman, and it is precisely because I understand these hardships that I have devoted my legal career to helping claimants get their lives back under control. My comprehensive knowledge of every aspect of claims, and a commitment toward fairness allows me to ensure those who are denied benefits are afforded the treatment they need and deserve.
Maricopa County Social Security Disability Attorney
There's a great deal of complexity and unfairness that can come with these claims, and I'm dedicated toward taking every possible step to ensuring the best possible outcome for my clients. The satisfaction I derive from work is the knowledge that I'm providing the assistance needed and making the quality of life for my clients better.
While I began practicing SSDI and in Arizona in 1982 (prior to working in workers' compensation,and ERISA long-term disability law) I realized early on that if I was to be the best attorney possible, I could never rest on my existing knowledge or laurels. For nearly three decades, I've continued to refine my understanding of law and injuries by researching and presenting papers at national and state legal conferences. I have also made a special effort to learn about extremely specialized claims involving traumatic brain injury, psychological disorders and behavioral/personality evaluation.
Phoenix ERISA Attorney
With this knowledge, I take a personal approach as a lawyer, working one-on-one with claimants from free in-person initial consultations through every necessary step of the process, including medical examinations, appeals and/or litigation. Unlike many firms, I do federal and state appellate work for Social Security and ERISA claims and state appellate work for workers' compensation cases. I am one of just a handful of attorneys in the state with experience representing claimaints with all three types of cases (workers' compensation, SSDI and ERISA long term disability claims) and have represented many clients with multiple concurrent claims.
When there are questions about a claim, it's important to speak with experienced legal representatives. Call 877-508-5547 or e-mail me to schedule a free consultation.