Disability insurance policies provided by employers (or paid for by employees as part of a group benefits plan) often offer short term disability (STD) and long term disability (LTD) benefits. If you’re unable to work due to an illness or injury, you may be eligible for these benefits. If your condition is expected to last for a year or longer, you may also qualify for Social Security Disability benefits (also known as SSD or SSDI).
A Los Angeles disability lawyer can assist you in obtaining the benefits you deserve. We specialize in both long term disability and Social Security Disability claims.
Los Angeles Long Term Disability, ERISA, and Disability Insurance Claims
Our mission is to ensure that the insurance carrier pays the disability benefits you are owed under the terms of your disability insurance policy. We understand that you are without your usual income and you cannot afford to pay upfront for professional help, so we do not charge any attorney fees or costs unless we successfully recover your benefits.
Our Los Angeles disability insurance lawyer can help you with:
- If your disability insurance benefits have been wrongfully denied or terminated, we can help prepare and file your administrative appeal with the insurance company in an effort to maximize the chances that your LTD claim will be approved. The process of preparing and filing an appeal includes:
- Obtaining medical evidence,
- Summarizing medical evidence,
- Obtaining statement(s) from your medical providers, and
- Obtaining your sworn statement about your medical conditions.
- If you have filed all of the appeals you are entitled to, we may be able to file a lawsuit against the disability insurance company.
- If you have received a lump sum buyout or settlement offer, we can help you evaluate it and possibly negotiate for a higher settlement amount.
We are familiar with the laws that govern long term disability benefits claims and will guide you through every step of the administrative appeals process. Whether you are disabled due to a personal injury or an illness, our attorneys will fight to recover the disability income benefits you deserve. We have experience handling claims with Cigna, Hartford, Lincoln, MetLife, Prudential, Standard, Unum, and many other major disability insurance companies.
We can represent people anywhere in the state because Nick Ortiz is admitted to every bar in the state of California, and Most LTD cases are governed by a federal regulation called ERISA. Under ERISA, you do not have the right to a jury trial and all of the legal proceedings can be managed from our Pensacola office.
Los Angeles Courts, Government, and Department of Insurance Information
Central District of California Case Summaries
Los Angeles Social Security Disability Claims
To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits you must be unable to work as a result of your medical condition for 12 months or longer. Coping with a disabling medical condition or injury is difficult enough without having to fight for your benefits, so let a Social Security Disability attorney fight for you. A Social Security Disability attorney will only get paid if your claim is approved, so there is no risk in hiring associated with hiring a Social Security Disability lawyer.
Although our office is based in Pensacola, we assist California Social Security Disability claimants from the initial application process through a disability hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. Nick Ortiz has handled thousands of disability claims with the Social Security Administration.
Los Angeles Social Security Administration Locations and Resources
SSA Customer Service Phone Number: 1 (800) 772-1213
Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a Los Angeles Disability Lawyer
Despite our location, we represent disability claimants in Los Angeles, CA. We offer a free case evaluation for individuals whose LTD claims have been denied or terminated. We also offer a free case evaluation for those seeking Social Security Disability benefits. If you’re still undecided, we encourage you to check out our many reviews from past clients. You can also browse the free resources available for download on our website.
Our law office has recovered millions in benefits for our clients. If you’re in Los Angeles, CA., and are unable to work due to an illness or personal injury, then please call our law office right away at (888) 321-8131 to discuss disability law and your legal rights. We review each claim on a case-by-case basis, regardless of your location, and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss your claim with you.