What Do You Do When Your Claim Gets Denied?
If your disability claim has been denied by your employer or insurance carrier, there is one thing you must know: Many people with valid claims are turned down. This is not uncommon. It does not mean you have no other options. In many cases, an experienced attorney can help you get the benefits you need.
Here at Theisen Hubley Law in Fort Wayne, Indiana, we handle two types of claims:
- Private and employer-sponsored long-term disability (LTD) plans
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Our lawyers will serve as your advocates, helping you fight for all of the benefits you deserve. We handle cases at any stage of the process, from the initial application to the review and reconsideration stage to the appeal itself.
Why Was Your Claim Denied?
If your claim did get denied, there are plenty of potential reasons. For instance, perhaps you did not provide proper medical evidence to back up that claim. This does not mean the evidence does not exist. Perhaps you simply did not know what paperwork to get. Maybe you forgot to include something you believed was already part of your case. In many instances, you can find a viable solution and rectify the error.
Another common problem is when you simply make paperwork errors. It does not take much to trigger a denial. Our attorneys can help you find and correct any mistakes.
Working With Us
When you choose us, our lawyers offer representation on a contingency fee basis. This means, essentially, that you only have to pay us if we win your case. There is no risk to you for hiring a lawyer. There are no upfront payments. We represent you when we believe you have a solid case and we can help.
Can I afford a lawyer for SSDI?
Yes. SSDI cases are taken on a contingency-fee basis. This means that we cover all upfront costs and we only get paid when we successfully get benefits for you. If we do not secure benefits, you pay us nothing.
Additionally, SSDI attorney’s fees are capped at either 25% of the amount we recover for you or $7,200, whichever is lower.
My SSDI claim was denied. Is there anything I can do?
Yes, most SSDI claims are initially denied. Do not give up if you received a denial. We have represented hundreds of people who had a claim denied.
There are several stages beyond the initial application. If your claim was denied, we can help you move to the next stage and the stage after that, when necessary. We can take claims all the way through the process to the appeals stage.
What kind of conditions or injuries quality for SSDI benefits?
There are physical and mental health disabilities that make people eligible for SSDI. Though there are far too many to name here, some of the most common include:
- Heart conditions and lung conditions
- Back issues
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Kidney and liver disease
- Hearing or vision loss
Mental health conditions
- Bipolar disorder
- Anxiety and PTSD
If any of these (and other) conditions make you unable to work for at least a year, you will likely get benefits, but you will also need a lawyer’s help to do so.
How You Can Contact Us
If you want to start a Social Security Disability case or move forward after a denial, just contact us for a consultation. You can call us at 260-739-0759, or you can get in touch with us online. We are experienced, dependable lawyers who work aggressively on your behalf.