Social Security

How we work on social security disability cases

We do social security disability claims in Northeast Ohio. Our cases are mostly from Cuyahoga, Lorain, Erie, Huron, Geauga and Lake counties. We have offices in downtown Cleveland and in Amherst in Lorain County, both of which are open Monday Through Friday from 9am – 5pm.. These offices are fully equipped to handle your case and to present your claim to social security disability. Our combined experience in social security disability cases is over 60 years.

Our social security disability cases regularly involve back pain and neck pain, heart problems, and emotional and mental problems. On a regular basis we see diagnoses such as heart failure, herniated disks, degenerative disk disease, arthritis, lupus, RSD, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety. Recently we have been seeing many cases involving fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, chronic pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. All of these diagnoses and many others can support a claim for social security disability benefits.

We believe it is essential to a social security disability claim that an attorney have a face to face meeting with a new client when we start the claim. We will want you to bring with you whatever paperwork you have from your doctors and Social Security. All this paperwork will be returned to you, but we need to review it to get a good start on your social security disability claim. We also need to get to know you and to understand your problems and this meeting will give you the chance to know us.

When we represent you on your social security disability claim, we will take care of the paperwork like filing appeals and filling out forms. We will get your file from Social Security and review it to see how we can make it stronger for you. We will contact your doctors and hospitals to get information to support your social security disability claim. If possible we will try to get your claim approved without a hearing.

However, most cases for social security disability have to have a hearing before a federal administrative law judge. If your case needs a hearing, an attorney will meet with you before the hearing to fully prepare you for that hearing. Then an attorney will go to the hearing with you and be beside you before the judge in that hearing. We will help you do the best presentation of your case to the judge.

It is our belief that you need and deserve personal, local help through the whole social security disability process. That is why we try to take only the cases where we are able to help people. Social security disability claims can be very complicated and hard to understand. We believe people need help in all stages of the claim.

In social security disability claims we do not get paid unless we help you obtain benefits. If we do not get anywhere, we do not get paid. If we do help you get benefits, we charge 25% of the benefits owed to you up to that time.

The offices of Sheerer and Goodwin regularly see and help claimants with their social security disability claims. Some of the typical claims are for:

  • Arthritis
  • RSD
  • Ruptured Disc
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Seizures
  • Cancer
  • Multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders
  • Joint Replacement
  • Breathing Problems
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Heart Attacks
  • Strokes
  • Liver Disease

and many other conditions