Springfield, Missouri is only the third most populated city in the state, but 12.6% of the Springfield population under the age of 65 lives with a disability.
A disabling illness or injury can impact anyone. In Kansas City, 9.3% of individuals under the age of 65 suffer from a disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If the condition is severe enough to prevent work activity, the person may qualify to receive disability benefits. If you worked long enough – and recently enough – and paid Social Security taxes on your earnings, then you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. If you have a disability insurance policy you may also qualify to receive benefits from the insurance carrier. The three largest employers in Missouri – which are Ascension Health, Emerson Electric Co., and O’Reilly Automotive – all offer short term and long term disability insurance policies to their employees.
Do you need help with a Kansas City disability claim? Disability attorney Nick Ortiz offers a free case evaluation for disability insurance claims that have been denied or terminated and Social Security Disability claims between the initial application and hearing stage. Whether you have questions about Social Security Disability or you have already applied and been denied disability insurance benefits, the experienced legal team at Ortiz Law Firm can help.
Kansas City Long Term Disability, ERISA, and Disability Insurance Claims
Nick Ortiz and his experienced legal team are not afraid to go up against any insurance company operating in Missouri. We know that the insurance company is really a big business, and they do not make money by doing what is right for you, but by doing what is right for themselves. The problem is that this means denying legitimate disability claims. You signed a contract when you purchased an insurance policy, and you have the right to expect the insurance company to live up to its end of the contract.
We will fight for the benefits that you deserve. That may include appeals in many cases or even filing a lawsuit against the insurance company. We evaluate each case on a case-by-case basis. 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.
Disability Insurance Claim Denials in Kansas City
It probably came as a surprise when the insurance company denied your claim for disability insurance benefits. After all, you are disabled. You paid your premiums each month, as agreed upon in your contract with the insurance company. Your doctor has stated that you are unable to work. What reason would the insurance company have to deny your long term disability claim?
The reality of the situation is that the insurance company may not have any reason to deny your claim. It will go to great lengths to twist the terms of the policy in such a way that it “supports” the claim denial, but that does not mean the decision will hold up in court. The insurance company may have seemed helpful and friendly when you initially purchased the policy, but the insurance company is not your friend. The insurance company wants to avoid paying benefits in order to increase it’s profit margin.
The Ortiz Law Firm has recovered millions in wrongfully denied benefits for disability claimants nationwide who have been wrongfully denied by insurance companies. You are likely under enough stress already, so let us fight for the benefits that you deserve.
Kansas City Courts, Government, and Department of Insurance Information
Social Security Disability Claims in Kansas City
Almost everyone who has worked in the U.S. has contributed to the Social Security Disability program. If you have worked long enough and recently enough, you may qualify to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Coping with a disabling illness or injury is difficult enough, so let a Board Certified Social Security Disability lawyer fight for the benefits you deserve. Although our office is based in Pensacola, we assist claimants nationwide with:
- Initial Applications;
- Requests for Reconsideration; and
- Requests for a Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.
Kansas City SSA Locations and Resources
Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a Kansas City Disability Lawyer
The long and short of it is you should not allow our geographic location to stop you from contacting us to see what we can do to help with your disability claim. We represent long term disability and Social Security Disability claimants in Kansas City and nationwide. Ortiz Law Firm offers 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.
If you’re in the state of Missouri and unable to work due to an illness or injury, then please give us a call right away at (866) 853-7703 to discuss your legal rights. 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.