Helping People in Wisconsin with Disability Claims
The disability lawyers at Dabdoub Law Firm want to assist you with your claim for disability benefits in Wisconsin. Our lawyers have helped many individuals get benefits in the state of Wisconsin. We have represented clients with claims against with all major insurance companies. These include Prudential, MetLife, Unum, Cigna, Lincoln, Reliance, Aetna, Hartford, and many more.
Many people in Wisconsin have disability claims with insurance companies. Most people have disability coverage through their employment. These group disability policies are usually governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). This law is very complex and confusing. It is important you hire an attorney who understands ERISA. Our lawyers have many years of experience handling ERISA claims.
Wisconsin Law and the Importance of your Appeal
If your benefits are denied you will be entitled to an appeal. This appeal is made to your insurance company. Therefore, it is important you provide them with as much medical support as possible. If your appeal is denied, your next step is to file a lawsuit against the insurance company.
Our disability lawyers are able to file lawsuits in the state of Wisconsin. A majority of cases in Wisconsin are decided under an “arbitrary and capricious” standard. This is a very difficult standard making it hard for people to receive benefits. It means that a judge cannot rule in your favor unless he or she finds the insurance company had no reason to deny benefits. In other words, a finding that the insurance company was wrong is not enough to win in court.
Under this standard, the record is closed once a final denial of benefits is made. This means that if you lose an appeal, you are no longer able to introduce new evidence in court. Our lawyers are well aware of this and will work with you to gather as much support as possible during the appeal process.
Even under this standard of review, Wisconsin courts have found in favor of individuals such as yourself. In fact, courts have ruled that judges cannot simply rubber stamp the decisions of insurance companies. Quite simply, insurance companies cannot ignore substantial medical evidence confirming disability. However, this medical support must be overwhelming, again highlighting the importance of your appeal.
Let our lawyers represent you with your claim for disability benefits
We represent clients throughout every stage of a disability benefit claim. Our lawyers can help you understand your disability coverage.
We have helped many people in Wisconsin receive the benefits they deserve. Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in disability benefits for clients.
Give us a call so that we can assist you in your fight for disability benefits.