Not every difficult case is complex; and, vice versa, not every complex case is difficult.
The “difficulty” of a case may be inherent or external — of problems within the body of the case, or some external elements which impacts upon the case. Complexities can be qualitative or quantitative — arising from some element of a case which makes it more than the “run-of-the-mill” issue, or influenced by a multitude and variety of issues to be resolved.
Almost all cases have some inherent difficulties, and the complexity of a case can often be simplified by systematically resolving some of the inherent difficulties presented. Often, a “complex” case is merely a matter of perspective — where the client believes in complications which in reality have no impact upon the case.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition, and which triggers the need to file for Federal Disability Retirement benefits, an initial consultation with an OPM Disability Lawyer who specializes in FERS Disability Retirement Law will often ferret out the complexities, define the difficulties, and simplify the issues to be resolved.
Every case has difficulties and complexities, but you should make sure that they are “real” ones, and not merely born out of not knowing the issues which are relevant.
Robert R. McGill, Esquire