Podiatrist Disability Claims
Long-Term Disability Lawyers Helping with Your Claim
Own Occupation or Occupation Specific Disability Insurance for Podiatrists
Companies like UNUM, MetLife, Mass Mutual, Northwestern Mutual, and others aggressively marketed what is known as “own occupation” disability insurance policies to physicians. These policies are meant to insure a podiatrist’s ability to perform the duties of his own occupation.
The definition of disability can vary depending on the disability insurance company. Most define total disability to mean the inability to perform the material and substantial duties of your occupation while others, like Northwestern Mutual, requires you to be unable to perform the principal duties.
Regardless of the definition, what we have seen is insurance companies conduct a very intrusive investigation into your occupation. The purpose is to find aspects of your day to day duties that they can claim you can continue to perform despite your illness or injury. In this way, the insurance company can deny a claim for total disability.
Our lawyers are experts in handling disability claims for physicians. Our specialization positions us to anticipate ways in which an insurance carrier may try to redefine your occupation or otherwise use a tactic to delay or deny the claim.
Podiatrist Disability Insurance Claim
As a podiatrist, you have to spend your days helping patients with feet and lower limb issues. You need to identify potential issues, diagnose and treat any known issues, and possibly perform surgical and no-surgical procedures.
If you are struggling with medical conditions of your own and considering filing a claim for disability insurance benefits, this is beyond your experience and expertise.
Examples of medical conditions that may prevent you from working as a podiatrist:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Back pain
- Cardiovascular disease
- Carpal tunnel
- Chronic pain
- Hearing loss
- Mental health issues
- Vision loss
Disability attorneys at Dabdoub Law Firm can help you with a claim for long-term disability benefits to help you focus on your health. The firm has extensive experience handling claims under an individual disability income policy.
Our attorneys know how stressful it can be to try to handle a disability claim and deal with insurance companies on your own, especially when you are struggling with medical conditions that cause disabilities. That is why we are committed to work by you, every step of the way.
Disability Insurance Companies Have Experienced Disability Insurance Lawyers. Shouldn’t You?
Get legal representation from a law firm that specializes in these claims.
As a law firm created to focus on disability insurance, we have fought all major disability insurance companies and have won several major disability lawsuits. All our lawyers commit every day of their legal career with helping people get disability benefits from UNUM, MetLife, Prudential, Northwestern Mutual, CIGNA, and other insurance companies.
We help clients nationwide.
Call to get experienced disability lawyers on your side with:
- Submitting a disability insurance claim
- Appealing a long-term disability denial
- Negotiating a lump-sum settlement
- Filing a lawsuit against your disability insurance company