Claimants in Atlanta and the surrounding area frequently contact Ortiz Law Firm for assistance with various Georgia disability insurance and Social Security Disability matters. Lead by Board Certified Disability Lawyer, Nick Ortiz, our experienced team is ready to fight for the benefits that you deserve. As our former clients attest, our firm is compassionate and sensitive to each client’s unique needs.
Atlanta Long Term Disability, ERISA, and Disability Insurance Claims
We realize that this is a time of unparalleled frustration in your life. You likely have enough worries with respect to your medical treatment, medical bills, and other complications caused by your loss of income and deteriorating health. That’s why it is so frustrating to have to fight with a disability insurance company to get the benefits you deserve. You see, disability insurance companies understand the disability rules and regulations such as ERISA, and will use those rules against you.
You need an experienced attorney and professional staff who understand the rules and know how to use those same rules to fight back and protect the rights of people filing disability claims. Working with skilled and experienced disability attorney Nick Ortiz can help improve the chances of your claim being approved if you’ve been wrongfully denied benefits.
Do not let our location discourage you from contacting us to see what we can do to help. The Ortiz Law Firm represents long term disability claimants anywhere in the United States, and in fact, the world. We evaluate each case on a case-by-case basis. Nick Ortiz can either be admitted to your local federal court by what we would call a pro hac vice admission, or he can file a lawsuit here in the state of Florida. Again, what we do is we evaluate each case on a case-by-case basis. The insurance companies have billions of dollars of resources behind them, but the Ortiz Law Firm does not fear a single one of them.
We offer a free case evaluation if your long term disability claim has been wrongfully denied or terminated. We file administrative appeals on behalf of our clients and, if necessary, we will also file a lawsuit against the insurance company. We handle both group disability claims (which are typically governed by ERISA regulations) and individual disability insurance (“IDI” or “DI”) policy claims. Although we do not typically handle short term disability cases, we may be able to help if your short term disability benefits have been denied and you also have long term disability coverage that may also be impacted.
Some long term disability claimants who have been receiving benefits for an extended period of time may receive a lump sum settlement offer from the insurance company. If you have received a lump sum settlement from your disability insurance company we encourage you to contact our office for help evaluating the fairness of the offer. We may also be able to negotiate for a higher settlement amount (though some offers may be non-negotiable.)
Northern District of Georgia Case Summaries
Atlanta Social Security Disability Claims
Nick Ortiz is a Board Certified Social Security Disability attorney with years of experience representing claimants at the initial application, reconsideration, and hearing stages of the process. We have expanded our Social Security practice to representing claimants nationwide so that we can help a greater number of individuals receive the benefits they deserve. The SSA has announced that it will begin conducting hearings using the Microsoft Teams platform, so it will be easier than ever to work with an attorney that is not in your local area. You need not settle for a general practitioner simply because they have an office within driving distance.
Even if you do have a long term disability policy, the insurance company will likely require you to apply for Social Security Disability benefits while you are receiving long term disability benefits. More often than not, the insurance company will refer you to a specialized organization such as Allsup or The Advocator Group. You are not required to work with the recommended organization and are free to seek out a Board Certified Social Security Disability attorney instead.
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Schedule a Free Consultation With an Atlanta Disability Lawyer
Do not let our geographic location deter you – if you suffer from an illness or injury that prevents you from working you should contact our office right away. Ortiz Law Firm offers a free case evaluation for individuals whose long term disability claims have been wrongfully denied or terminated. We also offer free consultations for individuals seeking Social Security Disability benefits at the initial application, reconsideration, or hearing stages. If we are unable to assist you for any reason we will make every effort to refer you to another attorney.
If you’re in the state of Georgia and unable to work due to an illness or injury, then please give us a call right away at (866) 853-4512 to discuss your legal rights. We review each claim on a case-by-case basis and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss your claim with you.