In Buffalo, New York, 12.6% of the population under the age of 65 suffers from a disability. For some individuals, their condition is so severe that they are unable to work and must apply for disability benefits. Social Security Disability is a federal disability program designed to pay benefits to those who have worked in the past but are no longer able to do so. Some employers also offer long term disability benefits as part of a group benefits plan, or an individual can purchase their own disability insurance policy.
Ortiz Law Firm will fight to obtain the benefits you deserve. Whether your long term disability claim has been denied or terminated, or you are looking for assistance with a claim for Social Security Disability benefits, we can help. We offer a no recovery; zero fee guarantee, so you can seek out help without any risk.
Ortiz Law Firm Represents Buffalo Long Term Disability Claimants
You do not need to hire an attorney in your local area to handle your long term disability claim. An attorney can prepare and file an appeal with the insurance company from anywhere in the world, so long as they have a reliable internet connection.
When it comes to filing a lawsuit, the majority of long term disability claims (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. That means, at the end of the day, most of the work is paper-driven, involves a lot of brief writing, and a lot of correspondence by mail. It is very rare that a court appearance is required, and as a result, we can handle a federal court case anywhere in the state.
There are some cases where we may not be able to represent a claimant due to their location, but we still 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. If we cannot assist you, we will attempt to refer you to another law firm that can.
Buffalo Courts, Government, and Department of Insurance Information
Our Buffalo Long Term Disability Lawyer Will Fight for the Benefits You Deserve
ERISA laws are very complex, but a Buffalo long term disability lawyer will be aware of any administrative deadlines and critical issues that must be addressed for a successful claim. It is essential that an experienced long term disability lawyer review the claim file at the appeal stage in order to determine what additional medical and/or vocational evidence needs to be added to the administrative file and to determine what adverse information needs to be rebutted. Although no two cases are alike, the Ortiz Law Firm has developed a system to prepare a comprehensive appeal in support of your claim.
Buffalo Social Security Disability Claims
Filing for Social Security Disability benefits can be overwhelming, but the Ortiz Law Firm is here to fight for the benefits that you deserve. Although we are located in Pensacola, Florida, we represent claimant nationwide during the following stages of a Social Security Disability claim:
- Initial Application
- Request for Reconsideration
- Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge
We do not handle Social Security Disability claims at the Appeals Council or Federal levels.
Buffalo SSA Locations and Resources
Call Ortiz Law Firm for a Free Case Evaluation with a Buffalo Disability Attorney
In summary, you should not allow our geographic location to limit your contacting us to see what we can do to help you. Ortiz Law Firm offers a free case evaluation for long term disability claims that have been denied or terminated and for Social Security claims between the initial application and hearing stages. Please give us a call right away at (866) 853-4512 to discuss your legal rights with a Buffalo disability lawyer. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your legal rights with you.