The lawyers at Aaron Waxman & Associates are experienced with Disability, Personal Injury and Employment claims.
In our invisible illness series posts, we discussed some challenges people may face when applying for disability benefits and challenges they may face as a result of a denial of entitlement to benefits or a denial of ongoing benefits for reasons such as “lack of objective medical evidence” or unclear restrictions or limitations.
Once a person receives a denial of benefits, an option to appeal is provided by the insurance company. The denial letter will provide a deadline to appeal, and a list of suggested documents or information to include. Usually you will have up to 3 times to appeal this decision and it can take months before all appeal options are exhausted.
It is important to understand that you are able to seek legal advice and have the option to start a lawsuit against your insurance company without submitting an appeal, if you want to proceed this way.
You may be wondering what the benefits are of seeking legal advice from a lawyer who practices disability law.
Here are 5 ways a lawyer can help you:
It is always important to know your rights and any obligations you may have as an insured person, and a lawyer can help you do so.
The lawyers at Aaron Waxman and Associates represent clients whose short-term and/or long-term disability benefits have been denied. If your disability benefits have been denied for any reason, do not hesitate to call our law firm. We offer a free initial consultation at a time that is convenient for you and are available to meet in person, via Skype or by telephone.
* This blog is for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute legal advice. Please read our disclaimer for further information.
* All of our lawyers are licensed by The Law Society of Upper Canada
* Office in Toronto and able to represent people in the province of Ontario