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Long term disability insurance is typically available through your employer via the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) to help with financial support if you are unable to work due to an accident, illness, or otherwise debilitating, disabling condition. These payments typically constitute between 50 and 60% of your salary and cannot only go towards your medical bills but towards all of your living expenses.
However, long term disability can be difficult to obtain, as applications are filed directly with the insurance companies, who have every incentive to deny claims so as to avoid paying out. This is why it makes sense to work with an experienced long term disability/ERISA lawyer to file your application and deal with any potential denials, as these attorneys are well-versed in the many requirements involved in successfully obtaining benefits and ensuring that your benefits are not wrongfully denied.
At the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara, we focus on helping those who are filing for or who have been denied long term disability benefits under ERISA. Contact us today for a free consultation to find out more.
Receiving a bill should never be the first step in getting help. Our firm knows that when dealing with an ERISA, long term disability or insurance claim, what you need is answers, and we are here to provide them free of charge.
Our firm welcomes telephone calls or the opportunity to visit with you in person to answer any questions you may have. We also provide FREE comprehensive case reviews. There is no obligation to hire us as your ERISA attorney.
Too much is at stake to guess about the best approach and strategy for fighting your denied insurance claim — years and years of financial security.
After spending years representing insurance companies, we don’t guess. We know their playbook and how they work behind the scenes. Using that knowledge, we’ve developed our own Clear Advantage Process for fighting claims.
It’s personally satisfying to use what I’ve learned as an insurance company insider, now for the good — helping families reverse unfair denials of insurance benefits they paid for, need and deserve.
Price McNamara began his law practice in 1990 representing insurance companies.
In 1995, Mr. McNamara founded McNamara Law Offices, where he represents people across the U.S. who are wrongfully denied long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and accidental death insurance benefits, with special focus on ERISA claims and lawsuits.
His is a member of the Louisiana and Texas Bars, with office locations by appointment only in Baton Rouge, Metairie, and Houston. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with his wife and their three children.
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“Price worked for an insurance company in the past and now he’s working against the insurance company so it was because of that we trusted that he knew how an insurance company worked and how to fight them.”
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My client’s cause for an ERISA accidental death and dismemberment denial lawsuit began when both Esther and her husband were involved in a tragic head-on collision with an 18-wheeler. This tragic accident resulted in severe injuries to Esther, as well as David’s untimely death.
Our client, a young husband with two children, sustained closed-head brain injury as a result of an automobile accident. The at-fault driver’s insurance company initially refused to pay, but shortly before trial, agreed to pay the entirety of its insurance policy limits of $2,000,000.
Our client was a floor hand and Jones Act seaman who suffered a shoulder injury while working for Blake Offshore, LLC. Suit was filed in federal court in New Orleans. Blake and its insurance company offered relatively little in settlement, so the case proceeded to trial.
Our client sustained a fractured hip and reduced ability to earn wages in the future as a result of an accident sustained on the offshore drilling rig to which he was assigned. Suit was filed in federal court in New Orleans.
What constitutes a disability worth receiving benefits for depends largely on your employer’s plan. While some consider you to qualify if you are unable to do your job, others require that you not be able to do any suitable job (depending upon your training) in order to qualify for benefits. Some require that you not be employed at all, while others will pay you a portion of your benefit if you have only lost a portion of your income.
Regardless, in order to file your claim, you will need to include a significant amount of medical evidence, including statements and forms filled out by your doctor, and any objective evidence that goes along with it, such as test results or x-rays.
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Typically these plans have waiting periods starting from the date you become disabled until you can start to receive your benefits. Many, for example, require that you first max out any and all sick time and short-term disability benefits (three to six months) before receiving any long term disability. Some even require that you also file for Social security disability benefits.
How long benefits are paid also depends upon the plan itself. For example, some will pay for two or five years, while others until you reach age 65. The average amount of time someone with a long term disability takes is almost three years.
Whatever your disability is, you do not want to file for benefits on your own and risk your application being denied. Contact our Florida long term disability lawyers today to find out how we can help.
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