Portland Long-Term Disability Lawyer
NEED LTD BENEFITS? GIVE US A CALL
Learning that an insurance company has denied your long term disability (LTD) benefits can be even more frustrating than the injury or illness that stopped you from working in the first place. Rather than getting upset, though, get things under control with the help of Kantor & Kantor, LLP. Our team of long term disability insurance attorneys in Wilsonville are standing by to help you with a denied claim. We are entirely focused on LTD benefit claim denials, making us one of the most reliable LTD claim law firms in the region.
You can get more information about your legal rights and options after an LTD denial by dialing (877) 783-8686 now.
OREGON ERISA LAWS & DISABILITY CLAIMS
The Employee Income Retirement Security Act (ERISA) is the governing act for the vast majority of long term disability claims. It was written specifically to protect employee rights to disability pay when they cannot work due to an injury or illness. To this end, it applies primarily to health insurance and disability pay programs provided by employers to eligible employees.
ERISA is a federal act, so it is the same in all 50 states. It is also more complicated than many state-level disability laws. You should only work with an LTD claim attorney who is familiar with ERISA law, like the lawyers you can find here at Kantor & Kantor.
Let our attorneys represent you and help with:
- Meeting all claim deadlines and statutes of limitations
- Reviewing your disability or healthcare policy for coverage and benefits options
- Compiling your response to the claim denial
DOUBLE-CHECKING THE DENIAL LETTER & RESPONDING
The first thing you should do after receiving a denial letter from a disability insurance provider is to double-check what you read. There is often intentionally confusing language in denial letters to try to dissuade you from challenging the denial. You will want to spot any language that clearly explains why your claim was denied.
If you do not see any language that mentions why your claim was denied, then that is a serious issue that should be brought to the attention of an attorney. If you do not understand the provided explanation or think it is inaccurate, then you should always call a lawyer for a second review of the denial letter.
The next thing to do is start getting copies of any documents that could be relevant to your claim. Medical records, notes from your employer describing your expected work duties, and more can all be incredibly useful. To more effectively challenge the denial, you will want to move quickly. You might only have 30 days to challenge the denial, so starting your case sooner than later could be a necessity.
EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION WHEN IT MATTERS THE MOST
Long term disability insurance benefits can provide you with the financial support you need while you are unable to work. Not having that support because an insurance company doesn’t want to take your case seriously can be a disaster for your finances and your overall wellbeing. Give yourself a fighting chance after an insurer denies your claim and makes your future stability uncertain. Call (877) 783-8686 and connect with our Portland long term disability lawyers today.
Schedule an initial case consultation with a member of Kantor & Kantor, LLP.
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