The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that Chicago has a population of 2,693,976 (as of July 1, 2019). Additionally, 6.9% of the population under the age of 65 is living with a disability. So what are these individuals to do if they find themselves unable to work due to their disability? For many, the first step is to contact a Chicago disability lawyer.
If you have disability insurance, you might be able to receive benefits from your insurance company. Disability insurance policies that are provided by your employer (or those that you pay for as part of a group plan with your employer) can give you short-term and long term disability benefits. If you have an illness or injury that prevents you from working for at least a year, you could qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.
Chicago Long Term Disability, ERISA, and Disability Insurance Claims
We specialize in assisting people who have long term disability claims. We handle both group disability claims, which are usually regulated by ERISA, and individual disability insurance claims. While we typically don’t deal with short-term disability claims, we may be able to offer assistance if your long term disability policy is affected.
If the insurance company has wrongfully denied or terminated your claim, we will file the required administrative appeals. If the insurance company continues to uphold the denial of your claim, we will file a lawsuit against insurer. We can also help you evaluate and negotiate any lump sum buyout or settlement offers you may receive.
Do not let our location discourage you from seeking assistance with your long term disability claim. We are located in Pensacola, Florida, but we represent long term disability claimants anywhere in the United States. We’ve even represented claimants that live abroad (past clients have lived in Morocco and the Philippines)!
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Chicago Social Security Disability Claims
Nick Ortiz is a Social Security Disability lawyer ready to fight for the benefits you deserve. Although our office is based in Pensacola, Florida, we do represent Social Security Disability claimants in Chicago, Illinois. The Social Security Administration will soon be conducting hearings using the Microsoft Teams platform, so it will be easier than ever to represent claimants across the country. We represent Social Security Disability claimants at the following stages:
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Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a Chicago Disability Lawyer
We offer a free consultation for long term disability claimants whose claims have been wrongfully denied or terminated, and for Social Security Disability claimants who are at the initial, reconsideration, or hearing stage of the process. As for attorney’s fees, we offer a No Recovery, Zero Fee Guarantee – meaning we only get paid if you get paid! So there is no risk if you decide to hire an attorney to assist you through the disability claim process. Don’t struggle on your own. Call the Ortiz Law Firm at (888) 321-8131 to schedule your free consultation.