In Colombus, Georgia, 13.8% of the population under the age of 65 living with a disability, so it is no surprise that we are contacted so often by disability claimants seeking assistance with Georgia disability insurance and Social Security Disability claims. If your condition is severe enough that it prevents you from working, the Ortiz Law Firm is ready to fight for the benefits you deserve. 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.
Columbus Georgia Long Term Disability, ERISA, and Disability Insurance Claims
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. We realize that this is a time of unparalleled stress in your life. That’s why it is so frustrating to have to fight with a disability insurance company to get the benefits you deserve.
Unfortunately, your disability insurance company understands the disability rules and regulations such as ERISA and will use those rules to deny your claim for benefits. If you have been wrongfully denied benefits, you can improve your chances of your claim being approved by working with skilled and experienced disability attorney Nick Ortiz. 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. The insurance companies have billions of dollars of resources behind them, but the Ortiz Law Firm does not fear a single one of them.
Our geographic location should not 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 major disability insurance companies with a presence in Georgia. If we need to file a lawsuit, 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.
If your long-term disability claim has been wrongfully denied or terminated we offer a free case evaluation. We handle both group disability claims that are typically governed by ERISA regulations, and individual disability insurance (“IDI” or “DI”) policy claims. We file administrative appeals on behalf of our clients and, if necessary, we will also file a lawsuit against the insurance company. While we do not usually 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 claimants that have been receiving long-term disability benefits for years may receive a lump sum settlement offer from the insurance company. If you have received a lump sum settlement 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.)
Columbus Courts, Government, and Department of Insurance Information
Middle District of Georgia | United States District Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Official government website for the State of Georgia
Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner
Columbus Social Security Disability Claims
When you hire the Ortiz Law Firm, you are hiring an expert Board Certified Social Security Disability attorney with years of experience representing claimants at the initial application, reconsideration, and hearing stages of the Social Security Disability process. You do not have to settle for a general practitioner simply because they have an office within driving distance. 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. As a result, we expanded our Social Security practice to representing claimants nationwide so that we are able to help a greater number of individuals receive the benefits they deserve.
Many long-term disability claimants do not realize that they will also need to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. 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 your claim. However, you do not have to work with the recommended organization and are free to seek out a Board Certified Social Security Disability attorney instead.
Columbus SSA Locations and Resources
Directions to the local Social Security Administration Office
Information about the Atlanta (Downtown) Office of Hearing Operations / Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Top 10 Mistakes Social Security Disability Claimants Make
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Columbus Disability Lawyer
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 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. Again, do not let our geographic location deter you from contacting our office. 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 a disabling illness or injury, then please give us a call right away at (866) 853-4512 to discuss your legal rights. We represent both long-term disability and Social Security Disability claimants nationwide. We review each claim on a case-by-case basis and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss your claim with you.