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$34,000 Back Pay Won for Woman With Severe Back Pain

My client, a 46-year-old woman, had a very solid work history, and enjoyed her job until her back pain forced her to stop working.

Suffering severe back pain, she went to her doctors to figure out what was wrong. They did some diagnostic testing since she was unable to do her job, and the pain often interferes with her sleep.

When she was denied disability benefits, she contacted our firm and we helped her file a Request for Reconsideration. This was wrongly denied, so we appealed the decision and went to a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).

I fought for my client, presented the judge with compelling evidence that the previous denials were wrong, and the judge awarded my client $34,000 in back pay as well as continued disability benefits.