Appealing Denied LTD Claims
Attorneys; Helping You Appeal a Denied Claim
Receiving notice that your claim for long term disability has been denied can be a frustrating experience. Fortunately, an initial denial does not signal the end of your pursuit of benefits; you have the right to appeal a denied long term disability claim within 90 days of receiving notice that your claim has been denied.
If you have been denied a long term disability claim, it is time to consult an attorney regarding your options to appeal the decision. At the law firm of Burke Harvey, LLC, our denied Long Term Disability attorneys leverage more than 50 years of combined experience to offer advice on your options for filing an appeal. Throughout our service to you, we will offer detailed advice on every step in the appeals process, including:
- Understanding why your claim was denied
- Setting deadlines for completing your appeal
- Documenting all interaction with the insurer
- Gathering additional documentation or supporting information
- Writing an appeal letter
- Following up with the insurance company
By helping you understand the reason your claim was denied in the first place, and addressing the weaknesses or mistakes, we work to help you file an appeal that offers you the best chance of obtaining benefits. We will also offer assistance through additional appeals processes if required by your insurer.
Taking Your Case to Court
In some cases, insurance companies refuse to grant benefits, even though you have fulfilled all of their requirements and are legally entitled to receive financial assistance under your policy. In other cases, the appeals process becomes far too convoluted as the insurer attempts to make it as difficult as possible for you to offer them the information needed to successfully appeal a denial.
In any situation in which you have appealed a denial directly to the insurance company, and have been rebuffed, you have the right to file a lawsuit and have your case reviewed by a federal judge. Unlike traditional litigation, court proceedings relating to LTD appeals involve no testimony from either party. Instead, the judge is given a copy of the appeal to review before making a judgment.
With the judge offered such a limited amount of information to work with, it is important that your appeal documents every detail of your case, a task that our attorneys will work diligently on.
Contact our Disability Claims Attorneys to Discuss Your Appeals Options
If you have been denied long term disability benefits, it is time to speak to an attorney. We offer free consultations to give you the chance to discuss your case and learn more about your options moving forward. We also provide our services on a contingency basis, meaning that you are not responsible for legal fees unless we help you obtain benefits.
Contact us online or call 888-880-9046 to schedule your free consultation with LTD lawyers.