Psoriasis Disability Claims
Our Disability Insurance Attorneys Help Claimants with Psoriasis Nationwide
Anyone can get psoriasis, a chronic autoimmune disease that causes problems with the skin. There are many different types of psoriasis, and some are serious and life-threatening. About 10% to 20% of people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis, which affects the joints, causes significant fatigue, and can even lead to blindness.
Whether someone has psoriatic disease (the term for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis together) or has a severe form of psoriasis, the condition can be disabling. If you need to pursue psoriasis treatment and avoid psoriatic triggers, and you have a disability insurance policy through your employer or a private plan, you can take time off work with short-term or long-term disability benefits.
If you have trouble getting these benefits, please call Dabdoub Law Firm. We have been helping claimants with psoriasis recover disability benefits from insurance companies for more than 20 years, and we can help you, too.
Call us at (800) 969-0488 to get started with a free consultation today.
Types of Psoriasis
According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, there are 8 types of psoriasis, including psoriatic arthritis. Two types of psoriasis (generalized pustular psoriasis and erythrodermic psoriasis) are serious and life-threatening, but all types of the disease can be disabling.
Overall, the types of psoriasis include:
- Plaque psoriasis – characterized by patches of thick, raised skin (plaques).
- Guttate psoriasis –tiny, salmon-colored bumps on the skin that appear suddenly and clear in a few weeks or months.
- Inverse psoriasis – sore, painful skin in the armpits, genitals, and buttocks.
- Pustular psoriasis – red, swollen skin and pus-filled bumps on the feet and hands.
- Generalized pustular psoriasis – pus-filled bumps covering most of the skin that appear, burst, and peel in an extremely painful cycle.
- Erythrodermic psoriasis – most of the skin looks burnt and feels extremely itchy; includes chills, fever, muscle weakness, and rapid pulse.
- Nail psoriasis – tiny dents and discoloration in the fingernails and toenails.
- Psoriatic arthritis – psoriasis in the joints; causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and tenderness.
Psoriasis is a skin disease that happens when your immune system causes cell turnover to happen too quickly. People can experience multiple types of psoriasis at the same time, and they usually struggle with another type of psoriasis before developing one of the more serious variations of the disease (i.e., erythrodermic psoriasis). Pustular psoriasis can make using your hands or feet excruciatingly painful, and generalized pustular psoriasis is usually accompanied by a fever, headache, and muscle weakness.
People with psoriasis are not contagious, but they are very sick, and most of them require immediate treatment. They must also avoid psoriasis triggers, like stress, skin injuries (e.g., scratches, sunburns, and bug bites), extreme weather, and illnesses.
Avoiding psoriasis triggers can be extremely difficult at some workplaces and fulfilling the duties of your occupation can be all but impossible during a psoriasis outbreak.
You may need to use short-term disability benefits to seek psoriasis treatment or long-term disability benefits to avoid psoriasis triggers at the workplace – or a combination of both.
If you need to recover disability benefits from your insurance company, Dabdoub Law Firm can help you.
Lawyers with Expertise in Disability Insurance Claims
Our law firm has always focused on disability insurance law and disability insurance law alone.
Because we specialize in long-term disability, our clients get the benefit of:
- Having an attorney who is an expert in long-term disability claims.
- Having an attorney who has experience with every major disability insurance company.
- Being backed by a law firm that has a proven track record of winning tough disability lawsuits.
Call Dabdoub Law Firm to get experienced disability lawyers on your side.
We can help with:
- Submitting a disability insurance claim,
- Appealing a long-term disability denial,
- Negotiating a lump-sum settlement, or
- Filing a lawsuit against your disability insurance company.
Our team represents clients nationwide with disability claims governed by federal law, which means we can help you – even if we are not located in your state.
Call us at (800) 969-0488 or send us a message online to speak with an experienced disability attorney. You won’t owe us any legal fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.