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Tech industry employees are at a unique risk for developing many disabling conditions. Workers often face long hours performing repetitive tasks. These on-the-job conditions can result in painful, debilitating injuries. As a Bay Area technology sector employee, you may work for a firm that has a disability plan, under which you are entitled to obtain benefits, should you qualify. Unfortunately, it can often be difficult to recover compensation under these plans. At Kantor & Kantor LLP, our San Jose tech worker disability lawyers are committed to helping workers recover every dollar of disability income that they rightfully deserve.
Due to the nature of their work, tech company employees develop certain gradual injuries and conditions at a disproportionate rate when compared to the general population. In fact, San Jose tech workers are at an especially high risk of developing repetitive stress injuries (RSIs). These conditions are not only painful, but they can prevent a person from using their training and abilities to earn a living. Some of the most common tech worker injuries and disabilities include:
Many tech companies carry insurance policies that are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). This federal law sets certain minimum standards and process requirements for employer provided group insurance and welfare benefits plans. One requirement is that all covered plans must provide participants with access to an official Summary Plan Description (SPD). The SPD is the should clearly and comprehensively provide basic details about your policy and how to make a claim. For example, your SPD should answer the following three important questions:
The SPD should clearly specify what information needs to be provided (usually medical documentation) to support your claim. Ultimately, a tech worker disability claim must be built on a sturdy foundation of supporting evidence.
At Kantor & Kantor LLP, we are proud to help San Jose tech workers fight for their full and fair disability benefits. If your disability claim was wrongly denied, our ERISA lawyers are standing by, ready to hear your case. To set up your free case evaluation, please call our San Jose office today at (408) 705-1988 or contact us through our website.
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