Wickward Law Office, PLLC-

Social Security Disability & Workers Compensation Attorney For North Carolina

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Welcome to Wickward Law

The Durham disability and injury attorney, William (Bill) Wickward, Jr., at Wickward Law understands how life-changing an injury can be. In cases of serious injury or wrongful death, life as you know it has changed forever. The attorney at Wickward Law is here to offer hope to our clients. We realize that no amount of money could ever make up for the pain your have suffered as a result of a serious injury or death of a loved one. Our goal is to make sure you receive the benefits and compensation you need to recover from your injury; physically and financially.

Attorney William (Bill ) Wickward, Jr. provides legal assistance to people throughout North Carolina who have been injured or a seeking disability benefits. Attorney Wickward also practices traffic law, helping those who have been charged with traffic violations.

The legal challenges you are facing should not be dealt with alone. Seek the assistance of a patient and competent legal representative. Attorney Bill Wickward, Jr. strives to provide his clients with compassionate and quality legal representation. He is an experienced North Carolina lawyer who is passionate about advocating for people who are in difficult legal situations. Call Attorney Wickward today to discuss your case and obtain answers to all your pressing legal questions. Seek the guidance of a hardworking and dedicated legal counsel, call Wickward Law Office today.


I am very pleased with the representation I received from Mr. Wickward. He was very kind, knowledgeable, patient and professional. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
--Gideon J.
Main Office

Main Office
4819 Emperor Blvd, Suite 400
Durham  NC  27703

Phone
  • (919) 313-4537
SSDI
Social Security Disability For North Carolina
Bill Wickward, Jr. is an experienced Social Security disability lawyer representing clients throughout North Carolina. Attorney Bill Wickward, Jr. has represented clients for both Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims. He has successfully helped clients obtain the benefits they need.

As a disability lawyer, Bill Wickward, Jr. will provide your case with the personal attention it deserves. Attorney Bill Wickward, Jr. will explain the process and help you present your best case. He will evaluate your claim, submit evidence on your behalf and look for ways to get you the benefits you need. Social Security Disability Attorney Bill Wickward, Jr. will provide you with competent legal representation and personal attention to help you through the process.

When you lose the ability to work, you may fell like you lost a part of yourself. Some claimants develop depression when they can no longer work and provide for themselves and their family. It is a difficult time. Disability attorney Bill Wickward, Jr. will provide you with the compassion you need during this difficult time.

Q: I hurt my back and my doctor says I need surgery. I applied for Social Security disability, but they denied me. I worked since I was 16 years old. I cannot work now. Why did they deny me? I need money to pay my bills. What can I do?

A: In order to qualify for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, you must prove you are unable to engage in substantial gainful employment. When you have a back injury, you will need to prove that your limitations prevent you from engaging in any type of work.
Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSDI)

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are available to those who are disabled and have earned enough credits or quarters. In order to be eligible for these benefits, you must have earned at least 20 credits in the last 40 quarters. A person earns credits when they earn enough income to exceed the current credit limit. A person can earn up to 4 credits per year. If you are found disabled by the Social Security Administration and you have enough credits, then you would receive monthly payments based upon your lifetime earnings.

If a person is granted SSDI benefits they are also eligible to receive Medicare coverage. These requirements can be confusing for some claimants. Attorney Bill Wickward, Jr. has the knowledge and experience to handle your Social Security disability insurance claim.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are financial needs-based benefits. These benefits are available to all who are deemed disabled and who have not worked or who have not earned enough credits for SSDI payments. All income, earned and some unearned, which comes into a household is used to determine SSI benefits. A claimant must also meet an asset limit requirement to be eligible for SSI benefits (Regulations). If a claimant is granted SSI benefits they are also eligible to receive Medicaid benefits.

A claimant can be found disabled based on the Listings or in accordance with the Medical-Vocational Guidelines.

Children can be eligible for SSI benefits. Income from their parent(s) or guardian(s) may be imputed to the child for determining payments. Child cases are evaluated based on six domains listed in the regulations.

Qualifications for SSDI Benefits
Five Step Evaluation

Social Security Disability Process

"Social Security disability benefit claim form"Most claims are denied at the initial applicationstage. A claimant must file an appeal in order to continue their claim. There are several levels of the appeal process. A disability attorney can help in the appeal process, especially at the hearing level. Your case may go before an administrative law judge (ALJ). This is your best chance to make legal arguments and present your evidence. With experienced Social Security disability lawyer Bill Wickward, Jr., this is your best chance to succeed in your case. You get to testify regarding your pain, symptoms and limitations while attorney Bill Wickward, Jr. presents legal arguments. Depending on where you live, your case would be heard before an administrative law judge at one of the four hearing offices (ODAR) in North Carolina or a remote office by video conference. A medical expert and/or vocational expert may testify in your case. They are paid by the Social Security Administration to provide testimony regarding your claim to the ALJ.

As a disability lawyer, I understand the process and evaluation of disability claims. I can evaluate your claim and explain the issues you face in obtaining benefits. As a disability attorney Bill strives to explain the process and thoroughly prepare his clients for hearings.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Wickward Law Office represents clients injured or unable to work anymore. The ability to work and provide for you and your family is a fundamental activity in life. When you have been injured and unable to work, the financial stress is just the start of the problems. Representing injured persons is important to help those who need representation so they do not have to fight an insurance company or the government alone.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

When you contact Wickward Law Office you will talk directly to an attorney and receive the help you need.

William Wickward

William (Bill) J. Wickward, Jr., Attorney at Law, is a Durham lawyer representing clients in a variety of legal matters in Durham, Raleigh and and throughout North Carolina. He graduated cum laude from North Carolina Central School of Law. While in law school he was a member of the Moot Court Board and participated in appellate competitions. He was involved in the North Carolina Central University Law School'

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