6.2% of the Austin, Texas population under the age of 65 lives with a disability according to the United States Census Bureau. In Texas, employer-funded disability insurance policies (as well as those paid by the employee as part of a group plan benefit with the employer) may provide short-term disability benefits and long-term disability benefits to individuals whose condition prevents them from working. If the individual is unable to work, or expected to be unable to work for 12 months, they may also be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits.
Ortiz Law Firm Handles Long Term Disability Claims in Austin, Texas
We receive calls from claimants all over the state of Texas. There is one question that we get all the time, and that is, “Can I hire you even though you are not in Texas?”
The answer is yes! Nick Ortiz is admitted as a licensed attorney to the Texas Bar! Mr. Ortiz and the experienced legal team at Ortiz Law Firm can represent individuals anywhere in Texas – in fact, anywhere in the United States and anywhere internationally, and we’ll explain to you why.
We Represent Long Term Disability Claimants Nationwide
Ortiz Law Firm is based primarily in Pensacola, Florida, but because most group plans are governed by ERISA, Nick Ortiz can handle a case anywhere in the United States. In fact, he has represented claimants from most states in the U.S.
The reason why Nick Ortiz can represent people anywhere in the country is that most long term disability cases (not all, but most) are governed by a federal regulation called ERISA. Under ERISA, you do not have the right to a jury trial, and in most cases, you do not have the right to engage in extensive discovery. At the end of the day, that means most of the case is paper-driven, involving a lot of brief writing and a lot of correspondence by mail. There are very few court appearances required, and as a result, we can handle a federal court case anywhere in Texas.
In terms of communicating with you, we use an electronic signature service for a lot of the correspondence, and then we e-mail and fax and communicate by phone, so everything can be done by mail, fax, and e-mail.
We evaluate each case on a case-by-case basis. Nick Ortiz can either file a lawsuit in your local federal court 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.
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Our Austin Long Term Disability Lawyer Will Fight for the Benefits You Deserve
The long and short of it is you should not allow our geographic location to limit your contacting us to see what we can do to help you. If your LTD claim was wrongfully denied, delayed, or terminated and you’d like to speak to an experienced Long-Term Disability Insurance Attorney contact us at (888) 321-8131 to schedule a consultation. We can help you evaluate your claim to determine if you will be able to access Long-Term Disability Benefits and how to move forward with the process.
Austin Social Security Disability Lawyer
We also handle Social Security Disability claims in Austin, Texas. Social Security is a federal program, so we can represent claimants anywhere in the country. We assist claimants with initial applications, requests for reconsideration (if applicable), and we represent claimants at their hearing before an administrative law judge.
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Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with an Austin Disability Lawyer
If you’re in the state of Texas and unable to work due to an illness or injury, contact our office right away. We will help you determine what benefits you may be eligible to receive from your disability insurance company and/or the Social Security Administration. If your disability insurance claim has been denied or terminated, we can assist you in the administrative appeal process and, if necessary, filing a lawsuit. If you need help with a Social Security Disability claim, we can assist you at any point in the process from filing your application to your hearing before an administrative law judge.
Nick Ortiz, an experienced disability attorney and founder of the Ortiz Law Firm, will only get paid if you win your case. You can seek help without worrying about upfront costs or unexpected bills. Our legal team will focus on your case so you can focus on your illness. Contact our office at (888) 321-8131 for a free consultation.