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Palo Alto, California is home to several of America’s lead tech companies, including Facebook and Tesla. Workers in this industry are at a higher risk of developing certain disabling conditions in relation to their work, including carpal tunnel syndrome, severe neck and back pain problems, repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) and debilitating headaches. Should you develop one of these conditions while employed in the technology sector, you may be entitled to disability benefits under your employer’s plan. At Kantor & Kantor LLP, our experienced Palo Alto tech employee disability attorneys fight for the legal rights and financial interests of disabled workers, helping them obtain the disability benefits they deserve.
One of the unique challenges facing tech workers is that the long hours and repetitive nature of their job can sometimes lead to gradually developing injuries and conditions. From a legal perspective, these types of conditions qualify for disability coverage, just the same as would an injury that occurred as the result of a single event. Though, unfortunately, insurance companies do tend to look at repetitive stress injury claims with an increased level of skepticism. As such, it is critically important that tech workers who have developed a disabling condition gradually work with a disability lawyer who has experience handling these types of cases.
Whether your tech employer sponsored insurance plan is regulated by ERISA or not, you will still have appeals rights under the law. If your initial disability claim is denied, you need to take immediate action. There are strict deadlines to file an appeal. The last thing you want to do is to miss out on your benefits, simply because you waited too long to take action.
The first thing you need to do is to get your denial letter into the hands of your Palo Alto disability attorney. Your attorney will be able to comprehensively review the decision, and explain what needs to be done next. In many cases, this means obtaining additional medical evidence to support your claim. Though, depending on the facts of your case, other steps may need to be taken as well.
At Kantor & Kantor LLP, we have the skills and experience needed to help disabled tech workers recover their full and fair benefits. To learn more how our team can help you, please do not hesitate to contact our Palo Alto tech worker disability attorneys today. We offer free, no obligation initial case evaluations.
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