In Houston, 6.5% of the population under the age of 65 live with a disability. Some of these individuals may qualify for disability benefits if their condition is severe enough to prevent them from working. There are several different types of benefits available: Social Security Disability benefits are intended for those who are unable to work for a period of 12 months or longer, and many group benefit plans include short term and long term disability insurance. The Ortiz Law Firm represents claimants in Social Security disability and disability insurance claims. Mr. Ortiz is even licensed to practice in the state of Texas, so you can seek quality representation without being restricted to the attorneys with an office in your local area.
Ortiz Law Firm Handles Long Term Disability Claims in Houston, Texas
We often receive calls from claimants in the great state of Texas. The most common question we receive 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.
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.
Most major insurance companies insure individuals nationwide. As such, you can typically submit an application for benefits or appeal a denial via mail, e-mail, and facsimile.
If it is necessary to file a lawsuit, 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.
Houston Courts, Government, and Department of Insurance Information
United States District Court | Southern District of Texas
United State Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Official government website for the State of Texas
Our Houston 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 discourage you from contacting us to see what we can do to help with your claim. If your disability insurance 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.
Houston Social Security Disability Lawyer
We also handle Social Security Disability claims in Houston, Texas. Social Security is a federal program, so we can represent claimants anywhere in the country. Nick Ortiz is a board-certified Social Security Disability attorney. We assist claimants with initial applications, requests for reconsideration (if applicable), and we represent claimants at their hearing before an administrative law judge.
Houston SSA Locations and Resources
Directions to the local Social Security Administration Offices
Information about the local Office of Hearing Operations / Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (Houston North)
Information about the local Office of Hearing Operations / Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (Houston West)
Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a Houston 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.