According to the United States Census Bureau, 13% of the population under the age of 65 is living with a disability. If your condition is severe enough that it prevents you from working, the Ortiz Law Firm is here to help. Lead by Augusta disability lawyer Nick Ortiz, our experienced attorneys and legal team are ready to fight for the benefits that you and your family deserve from the Social Security Administration and your disability insurance carrier.
Disabled individuals in Augusta, Georgia, and the surrounding area frequently contact Ortiz Law Firm for assistance with their claims for Augusta Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and group Long Term Disability (LTD) claims, individual policy disability claims, ERISA disability claims. As our former clients attest, our attorneys and staff are compassionate and sensitive to each of our client’s unique needs, and we get results.
Augusta Long Term Disability, ERISA, and Disability Insurance Claims
We realize that this is a time of great stress in your life and we will help you carry the burden. You likely have enough worries concerning 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.
Your disability insurance company understands the disability rules and regulations such as ERISA and will use those rules against you. 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. Our primary area of practice is long-term disability claims, so we understand the rules and will use those same rules to protect your rights and fight for the benefits you deserve.
Do not let our geographic location discourage you from contacting us to see what we can do to help. We represent long-term disability claimants anywhere in the United States from our Pensacola office. We have experience with all of the insurance companies with a presence in Georgia. 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. What we do is 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 that are typically governed by ERISA regulations, and individual disability insurance (“IDI” or “DI”) policy claims. We do not typically handle short-term disability cases, but 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 affected.
If you have been receiving disability insurance benefits for an extended period of time the insurance company may offer to buy out your claim for a lump sum. If you have received a lump-sum buyout offer 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 offers from some insurance companies may be non-negotiable.)
Augusta Courts, Government, and Department of Insurance Information
Augusta Social Security Disability Lawyer
When you choose to work with the Ortiz Law Firm, you’re choosing an expert Board Certified Social Security Disability lawyer with years of experience handling Social Security Disability Insurance claims at the initial application, reconsideration, and the hearing stages of the process.
The Social Security Administration 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. As such, we have expanded our SSDI practice to representing claimants nationwide so that we can help a greater number of individuals receive the benefits they deserve. You do not have to settle for a general practitioner simply because they have an office within driving distance.
Even if you 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, your insurance company will refer you to a specialized organization such as Allsup or The Advocator Group for assistance with the Social Security Disability claim process.
They may even try to convince you that getting help with your SSDI claim is free since the fee is only a percentage of the benefits received. However, these representatives may not even be Social Security Disability lawyers, despite charging just as much as a lawyer or their services. In fact, they may not be lawyers at all, but non-attorney representatives.
You are not required to work with the recommended organization and are free to seek out a Social Security Disability lawyer instead. If at all possible, you should look for a Board Certified Social Security Disability attorney and request a free consultation to discuss the details of your SSDI case.
Board-Certified Social Security Disability lawyers are required to demonstrate their experience with Social Security Disability claims and law in order to be certified, so you can be sure that your Social Security Disability lawyer has experience with this type of claim. You are not limited to working with an Augusta Social Security Disability attorney – you are free to hire a lawyer anywhere in the state of Georgia, and even anywhere in the country.
Augusta Social Security Administration Locations and Social Security Disability Resources
Schedule a Free Consultation With an Augusta Disability Lawyer
Again, do not let our geographic location deter you from contacting our office. We may not have an Augusta office, but we are more than capable of helping you with the claim process. If you suffer from an illness or injury that prevents you from working you should contact our office right away to see what we can do to help.
We offer a free consultation for individuals whose long-term disability claims have been wrongfully denied or terminated. We also offer a free consultation 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.
Our primary practice areas are group Long Term Disability (LTD) claims, individual policy disability claims, ERISA disability claims, and Social Security Disability claims. If you’re a disabled individual in Augusta, Georgia, and you need help proving that you are unable to work due to a disabling illness or injury, then please give us a call right away at (866) 853-4512 so we can schedule a free consultation to offer legal advice and to discuss your legal rights. We review each claim on a case-by-case basis and we would welcome the opportunity to schedule a free consultation so that you can discuss your claim with us.