According to the United States Census Bureau, 5.8% of individuals living in San Diego under the age of 65 have a disability. If an individual’s disability is so severe that they are unable to work then they may qualify for short term or long term disability benefits. These benefits are often available as part of a group benefits plan, but individual policies are also available. If your condition lasts or is expected to last a period of 12 months or longer you may also be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits.
San Diego Long Term Disability, ERISA, and Disability Insurance Claims
If a disability insurance company has wrongfully denied or terminated your claim for benefits, an experienced long term disability lawyer can help you recover the benefits you deserve. To learn more about getting your claim approved or reinstated you should speak with a San Diego long term disability lawyer. They can provide guidance to help you through the administrative appeal process, filing a lawsuit, or even negotiating a lump-sum settlement.
Ortiz Law Firm Represents Long Term Disability Claimants Nationwide
One of the most common questions we are asked is “Can I hire you even though you are not in my local area?”
The answer is yes! Nick Ortiz has a bar law license in the state of California, so he can represent claimants at any bar in the state of California. In fact, we can represent disabled individuals anywhere in the United States, even anywhere in the world! I’ll explain to you why:
Your location does not have an impact on the administrative appeal process. Your insurance company insures individuals all over the country, and as such, they are equipped to correspond with claimants and law offices nationwide. We will communicate with the insurance company via email, telephone, even fax. If it is necessary for you to attend an Independent Medical Examination, then the insurance company will schedule the exam based on your location, not the location of your attorney.
Even if we have to file a lawsuit, we can represent you from our office in Pensacola, Florida. Most long term disability claims (not all, but the majority) 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. That means, at the end of the day, most of the work is paper-driven, involves a lot of brief writing, and a lot of correspondence by mail. It is very rare that a court appearance is required, and as a result, we can handle a federal court case anywhere in the state.
San Diego Courts, Government, and Department of Insurance Information
United States District Court | Southern District of California
Courts of Appeal – DCA – California Courts
Official government website for the State of California
California Department of Insurance
San Diego Social Security Disability Claims
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting Social Security Disability claims nationwide! Whether you are filing an application, requesting a reconsideration, or preparing for your hearing, the Ortiz Law Firm will fight for the benefits you deserve.
San Diego SSA Locations and Resources
Directions to the local Social Security Administration Office
Information about the San Diego hearing office
Contact a San Diego Disability Lawyer Today
We offer a free case evaluation to individuals whose long term disability claims have been wrongfully denied or terminated. We also offer free consultations for individuals seeking Social Security Disability benefits. Don’t let our location discourage you – contact us today to see how we can help.
If you’re in the state of California and unable to work due to an illness or injury, then please give us a call right away at (866) 853-4512 to discuss your disability claims. We review each claim on a case-by-case basis, regardless of your location. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your claim with you.