Filing for Long Term Disability
Filing a claim for long term disability benefits is often a lengthy process that consists of many steps. While many individuals choose to file their initial claim without legal assistance, an improperly filed claim can result in instant denial; with the right guidance from an LTD claims process attorney, you may better understand what is required of you and complete a more comprehensive application.
At the law office of Burke Harvey, LLC, our LTD claims lawyers have the skills and knowledge needed to help you understand the LTD claims process. We’ve spent more than 50 years combined learning the intricacies of the long term disability program, and have gained invaluable insight into the claims process and the steps that can be taken to improve your chances of filing a successful claim.
Long Term Disability Lawyers for all the U.S.
The process of applying for long term disability benefits can quickly become complicated and full of hurdles. Our staff offers detailed advice on every step in the claims process, including:
- Filing an initial claim: Many people choose to file their initial claim for long term disability benefits without legal guidance. Unfortunately, the complex nature of the application and the extensive documentation needed can put a strain on you even without the added distractions of your physical condition. We offer advice on the proper methods of completing your claim, and will work closely with your doctors and employers to make sure we have the information needed to file a claim that offers the best chance for success.
- Appealing a denied claim: Many initial claims are denied for a wide range of reasons, including insufficient information and lack of coverage. Fortunately, a denial of your initial claim is not the end of your pursuit of benefits; you have the right to appeal the decision with updated information. Our staff will help you gather all necessary documentation, and will help you complete your appeal in a manner that addresses the reasoning behind your denial.
- Take your claim to court: Under the ERISA act, you have the right to have your case reviewed by a federal court if all other appeals avenues have been exhausted. During this review, the judge will only be offered the information contained in your claim – no testimony is heard from either side. This makes it imperative to provide every last detail of information related to your case, a task we will gladly assist you with.
Contact our office online or call 888-880-9046 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your specific long term disability concerns with one of our experienced LTD claims attorneys.