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At Deputy and Mizell, our focus is PEOPLE before profit. Located in the heart of the Ozarks, we are here for our friends and neighbors and give you the local representation you need. If you have been hurt, you should be treated like a person, not a payday. We will work hard to get the outcome you deserve. ocial Security Lawyers

The Social Security Disability Process 
We always tell our clients that the disability process is a marathon, not a sprint. Do not get discouraged– just understand that it may take a long time if you are initially denied. However, if and when you eventually win, you will receive past-due benefits that will make up for the months you waited to receive disability benefits.

Read on to learn more about the process of applying for disability as well as the subsequent steps to take if your claim is denied.

Step 1. File an initial application 
Once you apply, it typically takes 90 to 120 days for the Social Security Administration to review your claim and either approve or deny your application. It is important to remember that approximately only 30 percent of Social Security disability applications are approved at this stage. If you are approved, you will begin receiving disability benefits.

Step 2. If denied, request for reconsideration
If your initial claim is denied, you…  Read More

Knowing When To Hire A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer 
There may be nothing more frustrating than being told that your workers’ compensation claim has been denied when you know that your claim has merit. Our work compensation lawyers are prepared to answer any and all questions you might have, help you file your initial request for benefits and guide you through the entire appeals process.

Our attorneys have represented employees in all types of work injury claims, including the following:   Read More


Dan Mizell loves the Ozarks. Born in Missouri and a proud alumni of the University of Missouri, Dan wants to ensure that the community he serves is always taken care of.  My Ozarks is his way of giving back to the businesses and organizations that mean so much to him, and that give his home special meaning.

Dan has always accepted automobile accident casesworkers’ compensation cases, boat accident cases, slip and fall claims, wrongful death claims and other tort claims.

In 2007, Dan and his family decided to live in Lebanon, Missouri. It was during that time, that Dan purchased Darrell Deputy’s law office at 120 East Second Street in Lebanon, Missouri in June, 2007. After careful deliberation, Darrell and Dan entered into an agreement whereby Dan would purchase Darrell’s law practice. The practice has been putting People before Profit ever since.

If you have been involved in any type of incident where you suffered bodily injury due to the negligence of another, you should contact Dan Mizell for a free consultation.

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