We have successfully litigated against all other major disability insurance companies, including:
- Lincoln Financial
- The Standard
- Northwestern Mutual
- Mutual of Omaha
- Mass Mutual
- The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (aka- Berkshire Life)
- Principal Financial
You Have the Right to an Appeal
If your short-term, long-term or private disability benefits were denied or improperly terminated by your insurance company, you may have the right to appeal the decision. It is very important that your disability appeal is handled properly by an experienced long term disability attorney because you may not be allowed to introduce new medical information or documents to support your case in court. If your disability appeal is denied, you have a right to file a lawsuit in state or federal court.
Most long term disability cases are governed by a federal law known as ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. ERISA gives you certain rights as a disabled person trying to get disability benefits. This law also provides standards for how a disability insurance company must treat people with disability insurance appeals. Under ERISA, you are not entitled to a trial by jury. Instead, your case is decided by a judge based on the paper record the disability insurance company has on your claim.
We are experienced disability insurance lawyers serving clients across the United States. We know the tactics many disability insurance companies use to build cases against our clients. We understand your rights under your disability insurance policy and the applicable law.
Call (800) 969-0488 today to discuss how we can help you get your disability benefits.