If you sustain an injury that prohibits you from performing your job duties, you are likely concerned about income while healing from your injury. You may be entitled to disability insurance benefits to compensate for loss of income during your recovery. Jonathan M. Feigenbaum, a seasoned Massachusetts disability insurance litigation lawyer, has successfully represented applicants to ensure they receive the disability benefits to which they are legally entitled.
Sources of Disability Income
There are various sources of disability income; those sources include, but are not limited to, your employer, the state, the federal government, and private disability insurance providers. Mr. Feigenbaum, our Massachusetts disability insurance litigation lawyer, possesses a wealth of experience with all of these and other sources of disability income; he will thoroughly counsel you regarding what source(s) are available to you and how to proceed in obtaining your benefits.
Do You Qualify for Disability Benefits?
Defining what is a “disability” for the purpose of obtaining benefits varies depending on the entity providing benefits. If you are seeking benefits through your employer, it will independently define what is a disability, which you may determine by consulting your employee manual (if provided) or human resources. Benefits paid through private insurance may define disability differently than your employer or the state and federal government benefits.
A knowledgeable Massachusetts disability insurance lawyer such as Mr. Feigenbaum can aid you in determining your eligibility for benefits from any source.
Filing a Claim
Just as each disability income provider uniquely defines “disability,” the application process for each provider will also vary. Generally you must file a written claim within a specified deadline, submitted to the proper agency, and with supporting documentation. This process is crucial to obtaining your benefits as providers will deny claims for any errors. Mr. Feigenbaum, your Massachusetts disability insurance litigation lawyer, will ensure your claim is timely and properly completed and submitted.
What If Your Claim Is Denied?
Regardless of the source of your disability income, claims are frequently denied. If your claim is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision, and possibly bring a lawsuit.
Mr. Feigenbaum, Massachusetts disability insurance litigation lawyers, will consult you regarding the legal procedures of appealing and possibility bringing a lawsuit. Disability insurance appeals and litigation are unique and complex areas of law. An insurance lawsuit may include federal and state causes of action, such as bad faith, breach of contract, and Employee Retirement Income Security Act violation(s). Mr. Feigenbaum possesses expertise in appeals and litigation.
Contact Our Massachusetts Disability Insurance Litigation Lawyer
Your priority should be healing and recovering from your injury, not the stress and complication of navigating through disability insurance laws. Let Mr. Feigenbaum bear the legal burden while you focus on your health. Mr. Feigenbaum zealously represents disability applicants to obtain the maximum benefits to which they are entitled. Please contact Jonathan M. Feigenbaum, our Massachusetts disability insurance litigation lawyer, at 617-357-9700 to confer regarding your disability insurance claim.