In Columbus, Georgia, 13.8% of the population under age 65 lives with a disability, so it is no surprise that we are contacted so often by disability claimants seeking assistance with their claims. Led by experienced disability attorney, 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 insurer will look for any reason to deny or terminate your claim. If you have been wrongfully denied benefits, you can improve your chances of your claim being approved on appeal by working with a disability insurance lawyer. We focus primarily on long term disability claims, so we understand the rules and regulations that govern these claims and we know how to avoid the tactics that sneaky insurance companies use to deny claims.
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 encourage you to contact us to schedule a free case evaluation. We handle group disability claims governed by ERISA regulations as well as individual disability insurance (“IDI” or “DI”) policy claims. We help claimants through the administrative appeal process with their insurer and, if necessary, we will file suit in court. We do not typically handle short-term disability claims, but we might be able to help if you also have a long term disability insurance policy.
Columbus Courts, Government, and Department of Insurance Information
Columbus Social Security Disability Claims
When you hire the Ortiz Law Firm, you get an expert with years of experience guiding claimants through the Social Security Disability process. Do not settle for just any lawyer because they are right down the street. You can work with an attorney anywhere in the country, so you owe it to yourself to seek out the best possible representation. The SSA now conducts hearings with Microsoft Teams, so your attorney can appear at your hearing even if they are located on the other side of the country. As a result, we have expanded our Social Security practice to representing claimants nationwide.
Many long term disability claimants do not realize that they 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. You are free to seek out a Social Security Disability attorney instead of a non-lawyer advocate.
Columbus SSA Locations and Resources
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 (888) 321-8131 to discuss your legal rights. We represent both long term disability and Social Security Disability claimants in Columbus and nationwide. We review each claim on a case-by-case basis and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss your claim with you.