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Workers’ Compensation

Have you been hurt at work? We are Oklahoma's largest worker's compensation law firm for employees that have been injured on the job. We only represent injured employees, NOT insurance companies or employers. If you're hurt, we can help.

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Social Security Disability

Has an injury or illness left you unable to work? Getting your social security disability income started is a serious matter. We have helped thousands of people across the country get their SSD benefits started, and we can do the same thing for you.

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Motor Vehicle Accident

Have you been hurt in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident? Motor vehicle accidents are very disruptive to your daily life. We can help you get the treatment you need and pursue the maximum compensation from your accident. Your first consultation is always free.

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Workers' Comp

Have you been hurt at work? We are Oklahoma's largest worker's compensation law firm for those that have been injured on the job. If you're hurt, we can help.

Social Security

Getting your social security disability income started is a serious matter. We have helped thousands of people nationwide get their SSD benefits started.

Auto Accidents

Have you been hurt in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident? We can help you get the treatment you need and pursue the maximum compensation from your accident.

Social Security Disability {Appeals Process}

Oklahoma’s Disability Determination Division (DDD)

When you first file your application for Social Security Disability here in Oklahoma, we can help you ensure that you understand the technical requirements for eligibility for the benefits you are requesting. This first application will go to Oklahoma’s Disability Determination Division (DDD), which is in alignment under the United States Department of Rehabilitative Services.

Email Boettcher & Lobaugh or call (580)-765-2541 today.

The DDD (located in OKC) will be responsible for looking through your application and making sure you meet income limits, work requirements and that your medical situation is verified. At this point, based on the case your presented in your application, the DDD will either approve of deny your application.  If approved, you will be eligible to start receiving the disability benefits you requested.

The Social Security Disability Appeals Process

Less than 1/3 of applications are approved. This is why it is important to involve an proficient Social Security Disability attorney as your advocate through the entire process, but especially if you need to petition for an appeal.

For the last 30 years, Boettcher & Lobaugh have helped clients through the complicated and nuanced rigors of working with government agencies towards a desired end.  Let us help you or your loved one file a well-prepared appeal for your Social Security Disabilities request.

Appeals will go to one of three offices to serving Oklahoma – Ponca City, Oklahoma City, or McAlester. The government office that handles appeals is called The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).  Depending on where you live, you will have to appear at one of those three offices for your hearing. Those who represent themselves at ODAR hearings often unwittingly frustrate the very people they are trying to win over. Historically, having an attorney represent you in this stage increases your chances of approval.

Request For Reconsideration

The truth is the SSDI appeals process can be nuanced and lengthy for any applicant. Our Oklahoma SSDI attorneys can help you file what’s called a Request for Reconsideration. Less than 1 in 5 of SSDI appeals are approved at this stage. The stronger you can make your case, the better.  Still, if you are not approved at this stage, your journey’s not quite over.

Administrative Law Judge Hearing

After a Request of Reconsideration is denied, we will help you petition for an administrative law judge hearing.  Our goal is to leverage all of the opportunities we can to try and help you and your family obtain any Social Security Disability Benefits that you could be appropriately entitled to.

As with the first level of appeals, having an attorney alongside you to represent your best interests will increase your chances of approval.

Contact Boettcher & Lobaugh Today

The Ponca City based law firm of Boettcher & Lobaugh has been representing the rights of Oklahomans for over 30 years. Our team is always poised to offer practical representation and we’re an easy conversation away from forthright legal advice for your claim. You may find the attorneys at Boettcher & Lobaugh to be a bit different from other Social Security disabilities lawyers. Many clients have remarked that our approach to dealing with their stories is a breath of fresh air. If your request for Social Security Disabilities benefits has been denied, don’t wait a moment longer to enlist the advocacy of Boettcher & Lobaugh.