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Oakland Tech Worker Disabilities Attorneys

Oakland Tech Worker Disabilities Attorneys

Providing Representation to Disabled Tech Workers in Oakland, California

If you glance at a list of the most dangerous occupations, you are unlikely to find many tech industry jobs. Yet, spending many years working in the technology sector puts a person at risk of developing a large number of unique physical impairments. Should an impairment turn into a disability, you deserve compensation.

Unfortunately, all too often, employers and their big insurance companies wrongly reject valid disability claims. At Kantor & Kantor LLP, our experienced Oakland tech worker disability lawyers have helped many workers prove their entitlement to disability benefits. If your long-term or short-term disability claim was denied, please contact our team today for immediate assistance.

Common Tech Worker Disabilities

Many tech industry workers spend much of their time in an office, sitting at a desk and working at a computer. The long hours and sometimes repetitive nature of the work can result in employees developing a wide array of different types of painful, disabling conditions. Some of the most common tech work injuries and disabilities that we see in Oakland, California include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome;
  • Musculoskeletal disorders;
  • Neck problems;
  • Severe back pain;
  • Joint injuries;
  • Chronic pain;
  • Problems with vision; and
  • Debilitating headaches.

Reasons Why Your Disability Claim Might Be Denied

Most employer sponsored group insurance plans are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). To recover disability benefits under an ERISA plan, you will need to follow all of the filing and process requirements. Under the law, ERISA plans must allow for the right to file an appeal. In the event that your initial long-term or short-term disability claim is rejected, you will have the right to appeal. When appealing, you need to address the precise reason as to why your claim was denied. Some of the most common reasons for denials include the following: 

  • The applicant missed an important deadline;
  • There were errors in the application or the paperwork;
  • The applicant failed to seek medical treatment or to follow the doctor’s orders;
  • Insufficient medical evidence was provided;
  • No connection was established between the disability and the applicant’s ability to work;
  • Lack of candor on the application;
  • A mistake was made by the insurance company; or
  • The insurance company acted in bad faith.

Contact Our Team Today

At Kantor & Kantor LLP, our Oakland ERISA lawyers have extensive experience representing workers in the tech industry. If you are having trouble obtaining your full and fair benefits, we can help. To request a free, fully confidential review of your case please call us today at (510) 992-6130 or reach out to us directly online.

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