Should I Hire a Long-Term Disability Attorney?

by Brandon Operana on Sep. 17, 2020

Employment Employee Rights Government  Social Security Employment  Pension & Benefits 

Summary: All cases are different and you may not need an attorney to assist you; however, you should at least consult with an attorney to understand your rights.

Having an attorney assist in your long term disability claim is optional. In fact, many people file their disability applications and appeal denials on their own. However, many attorneys offer free consultations and can provide helpful advice for your claim. If you are thinking about applying, or have already applied and your claim is pending, discussing your legal rights and options with an attorney is always a sensible and proactive approach, especially if you can do so at no cost. 

If you have been denied, we highly suggest contacting an attorney to discuss your legal rights and how the appeals process works. Although you do not necessarily need an LTD attorney for your administrative appeal, having one may substantially increase you chances of winning. Attorneys often assist with gathering all of your files and documents from the insurance company, obtaining medical support from your doctors, and submitting a formal appeal letter.

If your appeal has been denied and you must now file a lawsuit in court, an attorney is highly recommended due to the intricacies and complexity of the court system. 

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