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Beyond Denial: How to Fight for Your Long-Term Disability Benefits

Facing a long-term disability can be an overwhelming experience. The financial burden, coupled with the physical or mental limitations, creates significant stress. Benefits from your long-term disability (LTD) insurance policy can be available to you, which could lessen this expense. However, navigating the often complex claims process can be challenging, and denials are unfortunately common.

This blog post is here to empower you. If your initial LTD claim was denied, you have the right to fight for the benefits you deserve. Here, we'll discuss the appeals process and the significant advantages of having a disability insurance attorney by your side throughout this crucial journey.

Understanding the Appeals Process for Denied LTD Claims

The first step after a denial is understanding the appeals process outlined in your LTD policy. This will typically involve one or more levels of internal review by the insurance company. Deadlines are critical, so acting quickly and submitting your appeal within the designated timeframe is essential.

The appeal process requires gathering additional medical evidence, crafting a compelling argument for your disability, and potentially attending a hearing.

Here's where things can get complicated. Insurance companies have a team of experienced professionals working on their behalf. They understand the intricacies of disability law and may use complex language or interpretations to deny claims.

Why You Need a Disability Insurance Attorney in Your Corner

Hiring a qualified disability insurance attorney specializing in LTD claims can significantly increase your chances of a successful appeal. Here's how:

  • Expertise in Disability Law: An attorney with experience in LTD claims understands the specific legal landscape and regulations surrounding disability benefits. They can review your policy, analyze the reasons for denial, and identify potential weaknesses in the insurance company's case.
  • Gathering Medical Evidence: Strong medical documentation is crucial for a successful appeal. An attorney can assist you in obtaining comprehensive medical records and reports from your doctors that clearly demonstrate the severity and limitations caused by your disability. They can also help interpret complex medical jargon for a clear and impactful presentation to the insurance company.
  • Building a Compelling Case: Your attorney will work with you to craft a persuasive argument for your appeal. This will involve highlighting your medical limitations, how they prevent you from performing your regular work duties, and any attempts at accommodation you have already made.
  • Communication and Negotiation: Insurance companies often use confusing language and complex processes to discourage appeals. An attorney can simplify communication, handle all correspondence with the insurance company, and negotiate on your behalf.
  • Hearing Representation: Having an attorney by your side is invaluable if your appeal reaches a hearing stage. They can present your case effectively, address any questions from the insurance company representative, and ensure your rights are protected throughout the process.
  • Understanding Your Options: The legal system can be complex, and additional avenues may exist if the internal appeals process is unsuccessful. An attorney can advise you on all your legal options and ensure you are pursuing the best course of action.

The Power of Advocacy: How an Attorney Fights for You

A disability insurance attorney is more than just a legal advisor; they strongly advocate for your rights. They will put up a brave battle to make sure your claim is taken seriously and that your voice is heard.

They will handle all the complicated legal aspects of the appeal process so you can focus on your health and well-being. Knowing that you have an experienced professional at your side can help reduce stress and give you the confidence to go through this difficult period.

Don't Give Up on the Benefits You Deserve

Being denied LTD benefits initially can be frustrating and disheartening. However, it's important to remember that you have the right to fight for what you are entitled to. An experienced disability insurance attorney can be the key to a successful appeal and the financial security you deserve during your long-term disability.

Disability Insurance Companies Have Lawyers. Shouldn't You?

Our law practice was founded to concentrate on disability insurance, so we have gained experience in this intricate area of the law.

Because of our proficiency with long-term disability claims, our clients benefit from the support of a legal team that includes lawyers who:

  1. are experienced in disability claims;
  2. battled and understood the tactics of all major disability insurance companies;
  3. a track record of success;
  4. won major disability lawsuits that resulted in the creation of good laws; and
  5. retrieved disability benefits of millions of dollars.

All our lawyers commit to helping people get disability benefits from MetLife, UNUM, Prudential, Northwestern Mutual, Hartford, CIGNA, and others every day of their legal careers.

We don't need to be in your state to assist, as most disability insurance claims are governed by federal law. We offer our services to clients all around the country.

Give them a call to have knowledgeable disability attorneys on your side with:

  • Submitting a disability insurance claim;
  • Appealing a long-term disability denial;
  • Negotiating a lump-sum settlement; and/or
  • Filing a lawsuit against your disability insurance company.

If you need help with disability benefits, Dabdoub Law Firm is here for you. You can reach our staff online or call us at (800) 969-0488 to arrange a free consultation.