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San Francisco Bay Area tech industry workers are at a unique risk of developing many different types of on-the-job injuries. In the event that you develop a disabling condition that prevents you from working, you may be entitled to recover benefits under your employer’s group welfare plan. Unfortunately, the big insurance companies that oversee these plans are far too aggressive in rejecting claims. Many valid disability cases are unfairly delayed or denied by insurers. At Kantor & Kantor LLP, our Bay Area tech worker disability attorneys have considerable experience handling all aspects of these claims.
Of course, no two tech industry jobs are exactly alike. As a Bay Area tech worker, you no doubt have to deal with hazards due to your specific position. That being said, tech jobs do tend to share some important commonalities. For the most part, tech workers spend a considerable amount of time at a desk, working on a computer. Over the long run, this type of setup increases a worker’s risk to many different types of disabilities and medical conditions, including:
If your technology industry employer carries a group insurance plan that offers disability benefits, more often than not that plan will be regulated by ERISA. Bay Area tech workers who are considering filing for disability coverage should have a basic understanding of how the ERISA claims process operates. More specifically, workers should be aware of the following four key steps of the process:
At Kantor & Kantor LLP, our California ERISA attorneys represent many workers in the state’s booming tech industry. If you are tech worker whose disability claim has been denied, please contact our team today to request your free consultation. We serve workers throughout the Bay Area, including in San Jose, Mountain View, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale.
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