What Does a Disability Lawyer Do?
A Disability Lawyer is also referred to as a Disability Insurance Lawyer or a Disability Claim Lawyer. A disability lawyer has a primary focus and practice in disability law pertaining to disability insurance policies. These disability insurance policies are offered often by employers to their employees, through group benefits, or are bought by individuals through private disability insurance.
If you become disabled and are unable to work as a result of a sudden illness or injury, you may qualify for disability benefits through your insurance disability plan. In order to have access to disability benefits, you need to file a disability claim. Unfortunately, upon filing, many individuals are faced with a denied claim and therefore are denied disability support. This means that they are suddenly left to incur financial loss and stress as a result of being unable to work and/or afford specific medical costs that would otherwise help them in their recovery and management of their disability.
Facing a denied disability claim can be extremely cumbersome. Insurance companies ruthlessly deny claims in order to save their companies money.
Receiving a denied claim does not mean that your claim is actually worthy of a denial, nor does it meant that the insurance company is acting in good faith or in a legal manner.
By speaking with a disability lawyer about your denied claim and disability, you will gain insight into how to properly and quickly gain access to the disability benefits that are rightfully owed to you. Furthermore, you may be able to pursuit possible legal action against your insurance company for wrongfully denying your disability claim.
Short-Term Disability Lawyer
If you are facing a denied disability claim for short-term disability, speak with a disability lawyer. They will be able to properly assess your short-term disability claim, help you understand the insurance process, as well as assume full responsibility of handling your denied short-term disability dispute as your short-term disability lawyer during the appeal process (if your disability claim does indeed go through the appeal process).
Long-Term Disability Lawyer
A long-term disability lawyer has the most thorough understanding of insurance law and processes. The best thing you can do, when facing denied disability, denied disability benefits or a disability appeal, is to obtain a long-term disability lawyer Click here for your guide on how to get help from a long-term disability lawyer).
Even if you are facing a denied short term disability claim, a long term disability lawyer will improve your odds of success and access to maximum benefits. A long term disability lawyer has highly specialized training in disability law and can handle any type of disability claim dispute you may have.
Disability Discrimination Lawyer
A disability lawyer also fills the title as a disability discrimination lawyer. During any disability dispute handled by a disability lawyer, your disability rights are defended through and through. Facing disability discrimination is often what happens during a case of denied disability benefits / denied disability insurance. The insurance company assumes your are not disabled, regardless of your medical statements, and therefore denies your right to benefits and income support.
Another scenario an individual may face when dealing with disability discrimination is when an employer wrongfully denies an employee the proper disability accommodation and support, and/or is actively discriminating against an employee who is dealing with a disability (whether be a physical disability or a mental health disability). Contributing to the hardship of a person already facing a disability, especially in the workplace, can lead to someone pursuing a workplace injury claim with the help of a disability discrimination lawyer who also has an understanding of personal-injury law.
Click here to learn more about getting the proper legal help when dealing with any employment disability disputes or disability discrimination. If you are facing disability discrimination through your insurance company, speak with a disability lawyer who specializes in long-term disability. They will offer the most thorough and aggressive approach to getting your the proper benefits and rightful treatment from your insurance company.
Lawyer for Social Security Disability Appeal / CPP Disability Appeal
If you are faced with a denied Social Security Disability claim or denied Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) Disability claim, contact a long-term disability lawyer as soon as possible. If you have provided the proper medical documentation that has a doctor stating you are "disabled", then you have a legal claim against your denied benefits.
To read more about denied CPP benefits (denied social security), and learn more about the CPP disability appeal process, click here for more information.
Disability Appeal Hearing
A disability appeal hearing is part of the disability benefit appeal process provided through your insurance company, after being sent a denied disability claim. The disability appeal hearing provides individuals with a chance to appear before a judge or board of judges to answer questions about their claim. This is a legal proceeding that requires a thorough technical understanding and proper administrative handling to better chances of success.
A disability lawyer knows how to handle the disability appeal process as well as the imposed timeliness of your specific insurance company and the needed stress of certain technical points. Click here for more information on lawyers for disability appeals.
- IMPORTANT: You can contact a disability lawyer at any time during the insurance appeal process. We highly suggest that you do not initiate the disability appeal process until speaking with a disability lawyer. You may be entering into a convoluted process that is not necessary for you and your fight to gain access to your disability benefits. A disability lawyer will properly advise you on what the next best steps are, with the least amount of effort on your part. When facing a disability, your primary focus should be on your health and wellbeing.
How to Win a Disability Appeal
The quickest way to win a disability appeal, and most likely way to increase your chances of success with a disability appeal, is to have a disability appeal lawyer by your side. Since many disability claims are denied on technical grounds, a disability lawyer can appropriately address these matters and handle your appeal in a manner that will not compromise your chances of success. If you try and handle your disability appeal on your own, like many thousands of individuals, you may be shocked at how overwhelming the process is and face a final denial of disability benefits.
Click here for "Tips On Successfully Appealing a Disability Claim".
Disability Appeal Letter
A disability appeal letter is a letter required to initiate the denied disability appeal process through your insurance company. Before initiating a disability appeal, speak with a disability lawyer as soon as possible. This will only better your chances of success.
A disability lawyer will help guide you on how to write an appeal letter for disability benefits and provide the best sample disability appeal letter for your disability claim. If you are unable to draft this letter on your own, a disability lawyer will draft and submit your disability appeal letter on your behalf.
- If your insurance appeal has been denied, please read "Planning The Next Steps After an Insurance Appeal Denial".
How Much Is a Disability Lawyer?
Many disability lawyers request a retainer fee up front. When a lawyer requires payment upfront, they typically follow with asking for ongoing payments throughout your case. These fees can add up quickly and become quite costly for individuals and their disability claims. You should avoid retaining a lawyer who imposes such financial demands on you, especially when you are already dealing with a new disability and the financial stress of such.
The entire fee structure should be presented to you clearly. If you ever have any questions or do not understand the fee structure, do not hesitate to ask your disability lawyer questions.
Is there a Free Disability Lawyer near me?
At PW Lawyers, we require ZERO up-front payments, with NO hidden fees.
Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not require any upfront payments, retainer fees or hidden fees throughout your case. Our disability lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we are paid out of the awarded amount after winning your case.
When you have a successful client-lawyer relationship, there should be no hidden economic burdens. Do not settle for less, contact PW Lawyers today. We offer our legal services across the province. If you are living in a remote area, or are unable to travel, we will come to you. Our legal firm offers free consulotations over the phone; you will speak with a personal-injury lawayer or disability lawyer who is best suited for your potential case.