Stroke Disability Attorneys
Your Strong Advocate During This Difficult Time
According to the CDC, stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the U.S. However, despite this study, filing for stroke disability claims can still be extremely challenging. The majority of disability insurance companies will make sure that you jump through hoops before approving your claim; and when they do, they often offer lowball settlements. This is why having a competent disability lawyer on your side is of utmost importance.
Reach out to Dabdoub Law Firm today at (800) 969-0488. We are ready to be your strong advocate until you receive the benefits you rightfully deserve.
How Working While Stroke Disabled Complicate Disability Claim
For those who have been stroke disabled, it can be one of the more debilitating conditions a person can suffer. However, because it may not affect the person’s cognitive abilities entirely, or it may only leave them with some physical impairments, they continue to work. Or it’s possible the person may feel that they are going to fully recover and go back to their old self, thus trying to maintain their usual life. Eventually, however, the physical and mental effects of the stroke may take their toll on your body and mind, making it nearly impossible to work.
In many instances, an employer will make special accommodations for their employee because they feel sorry or because they are a long-standing employee, and the employer does not want to hurt their feelings. However, the special accommodations can only go so far. At some point, the employer will have to make a tough decision because the employee is no longer productive or able to perform the duties of their job.
The problem with this stroke disabled scenario is that when the stroke patient applies for disability insurance claim benefits, the insurance company is going to see that they continued to work after the date of their disabling condition and thus must be functional. The disability insurance company will likely deny the claim because your medical documentation does not support that you are unable to perform the duties of your job. Unfortunately, this is a common scenario among patients in stroke recovery.
Speak With Our Disability Attorneys Today
If you have suffered a stroke and continued to work, but are now in a position where you are unable to work, you may need the assistance of an experienced lawyer to navigate you through the disability insurance claims process. Contact the long-term disability attorneys at Dabdoub Law Firm who have experience working with stroke patients and helping them receive their disability insurance benefits.