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Walnut Creek Long Term Disability Lawyer

Walnut Creek Long Term Disability Lawyer

There comes a point at which you simply can no longer go to work due to a chronic illness, injury, or other medical condition. The good news is that many Californians have long term disability insurance to provide a safety net in such scenarios. The bad news is that insurance companies often deny disability claims. When that happens, you need a skilled Walnut Creek long term disability lawyer by your side to fight for your rights.

At Kantor & Kantor, LLP, we provide a full range of legal services to California workers who need help in filing a claim for long term disability benefits–or, as is too often the case, in pursuing an appeal of an insurance company’s decision to deny benefits. While everyone wants to believe insurance will be there for them when it is desperately needed, the truth is that plan administrators and insurers often go looking for reasons to say “no.” When that happens, the difference between receiving and losing out on benefits often comes down to having a lawyer who understands how the system works.

Our Attorneys can Help You Throughout the Disability Insurance Process

Many disabled workers wait until it is too late to speak to an attorney. Oftentimes, workers make mistakes in the early stages of the process simply because they do not know what to do–or worse, they rely solely on their employer or plan administrator for legal advice. Ultimately, these parties are looking out for their own bottom line and not for the best interests of the disabled employee.

Our Walnut Creek long term disability lawyers can help you avoid potential pitfalls in the following ways:

  • Preparing Your Initial Claim – Employer-provided disability insurance is governed by federal law, which strictly limits an employee’s ability to introduce new evidence once a case is taken to court. What this means is that you need to build the strongest possible case for your disability claim right from the outset. Our lawyers will work closely with your doctors to obtain as much evidence as possible in the early stages of the claims process.
  • Serving as Your Representative – As attorneys, we do not just file lawsuits. We also serve as your representative when dealing with your long term disability insurance carrier or plan administrator. This means that we will handle the back-and-forth negotiations over your benefits so you can focus on taking care of yourself and your family.
  • Obtaining Expert Advice – Long term disability insurance policies are complex contracts. Whether a claim is granted or denied often turns on the technical definition of certain words, including “disabled.” In some cases, it may be necessary to obtain outside experts to support your interpretation of the insurance policy. We can help in finding such experts.

Contact Our Walnut Creek Long Term Disability Lawyers Right Away

The moment you find yourself unable to work, you need to call a Walnut Creek long term disability attorney to learn more about your legal options. Contact Kantor & Kantor, LLP today to schedule a free initial consultation so we can learn more about your situation and how we can best help you. You do not have to pay unless we win your claim.


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