Lawyer Disability Insurance Attorneys
Disability Lawyers Helping Other Legal Professionals File Claims
At Dabdoub Law Firm, we take pride in being the long-term disability claim law firm that other legal professionals around the country rely on when they need help seeking disability benefits. You may be well-versed in everything related to divorce law or the criminal justice system, but comprehending the nuances of insurance law and ERISA may be understandably foreign to you. Rather than trying to sort through all the details on your own, taking up your valuable time, allow us to act as your legal guide.
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Own Occupation & Any Occupation Disability
As lawyers ourselves, we know how strenuous an average day at the office can be. You need to stay on the move to meet with clients, research a case, and get to the courtroom, and so on. Standing or sitting for long periods of time are not uncommon, as you certainly know as well. The dexterity of a lawyer’s hands is also crucial since we spend so much time typing up case information, emails, etc. Any injury or illness that interferes with your job-related abilities might be grounds for disability benefits to some extent.
The two primary categorizations for disability benefits are:
- Own occupation: In most cases and under most disability insurance policies, you will initially file for “own occupation” disability benefits. Put simply, you are claiming your injury or illness prevents you from comfortably completing tasks related to your own occupation, to being a lawyer. Own occupation disability generally expires after 24 months, unless you have what is known as an “own occupation” disability policy.
- Any occupation: When your own occupation disability benefits end after 24 months, you must prove you are unable to complete job duties for any occupation in order to continue receiving benefits, in most cases. This means the disability insurance company will again investigate your claim to determine if you meet this new, more stringent definition of disability.
Investigations into Your Disability Claims
Any insurance provider, whether one that is part of an ERISA group or an individuals disability insurance,, will conduct an investigation into your claim for disability benefits as a lawyer. Investigations will look into a typical day in your law office, as the specifics of your occupation as an attorney, and the extensiveness of your injuries or illnesses. Medical records, office records, testimonies from trusted parties, and other key sources can all be used to prove the validity of your disability claim. Insurance companies may also seek to delve into your personal and business finances, even if not required to prove your disability.
Our long-term disability attorneys can assist you before, during, and after the investigation of your disability claim to improve your chances of case success.
Disability Insurance and ERISA Attorneys You Can Depend On
As an attorney, you know how important it is to seek legal assistance when it is necessary. Dabdoub Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars of disability benefits from insurance companies. Call (800) 969-0488 to connect with our long-term disability lawyers, serving clients like you from coast-to-coast. We are always happy to start our clients off with a free disability case consultation to let them know what to expect on the road ahead.