Augusta Long Term Disability Lawyers
Attorneys Helping with Long Term Disability Claims
Long-term disability insurance is growing in popularity as our population ages. It's a great idea, and people value the assurance that comes from knowing that they will not be ruined financially by a lengthy illness or catastrophic injury.
However, collecting the benefits offered by these policies can be much more difficult than you might think. At the Augusta, Georgia, law firm of Burnside Law Firm LLP, our lawyers help people recover the long term benefits that are due them under their long term disability insurance policies. If you are having difficulty obtaining promised benefits from your long-term disability policy, contact one of our experienced lawyers. Call our office toll-free at 800-569-1937.
The attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP have experience representing individuals in long-term disability claims against many insurance companies including, but not limited to:
- Unum Provident
- Sun Life of Canada
- Paul Revere
- Met Life
- Northwestern Mutual
Insurance companies are in business to make money. Often times they protect themselves by routinely denying promised long term disability benefits. Representatives don't return telephone calls, suggest that your policy doesn't cover your type of claim or request additional paperwork that they hope may discourage you from pursuing the claim further.
Types of Long-term Disability Claims
There are several sources of long-term disability insurance, including these
- Employer-provided disability insurance, covered under ERISA
- Private disability insurance, paid for by the insured
If you purchased private long-term disability insurance and have had a claim denied, it is important to have an experienced lawyer at your side. The insurance companies have batteries of attorneys to help them fight claims; you should have an experienced advocate, too.
Long term disability insurance is often provided by an employer as part of a benefit package. Claims under such policies are commonly governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The claims and appeals process under ERISA can be complicated and involve time-sensitive deadlines. We understand the complexities of handling ERISA claims and appeals and have successfully obtained much needed disability benefits for our clients.
Speak with a lawyer who has years of experience handling long term disability insurance claims and appeals, including ERISA matters. Contact Burnside Law Firm in Augusta, Georgia. Call us toll-free at 800-569-1937 for help.