Long Term Disability Insurance Claims
If you have been injured and are suffering from a long-term disability as a result, the last thing you want to have to worry about is your day to day living expenses. Long term disability insurance is meant to protect workers from the financial strain of not being able to work due to a disability, however sometimes the process does not work the way that it should. For various reasons, claims may be denied or suddenly terminated, leaving the injured victim and their family without sufficient funds to make ends meet.
If your insurance company denied you short or long term disability benefits or have cut off your short-term or long-term disability benefits without a valid explanation, or if you have had your insurance disability claims denied, Hooper Law can fight for you to get the coverage you need.
Long-term disability insurance claims often require a large number of reports, medical exams and other evidence within a certain time frame. This can be a confusing and time-consuming process. We will take care of all your legal and insurance needs, allowing you to focus on your long-term recovery.
Your policy may have a rehabilitation provision we can access to get you medical assistance on your road to recovery.
What you need to know about long term disability insurance
Many Canadians have long term disability insurance through their employer and some have their own personal insurance as well. Most of these policies have a waiting period before a claimant can collect funds, which are meant to be an income replacement.
Depending on the type of policy you own, you may be able to collect payment if you cannot perform your specific job duties or if you cannot work at any profession at all. Some offer partial compensation if you are able to perform a portion of your job duties.
Benefit amounts are typically between 50% and 85% of your regular monthly income and may or may not be taxable depending on your plan. In almost all cases, there will be a period of time which you must wait before collecting your first payment.
Since long term disability claims are always complex, it is best to get legal advice if your claim is denied or if it is suddenly terminated. A member of the Hooper Law team will help you determine if you have a case against your insurer and whether you might be entitled to additional compensation.
Contact Hooper Law today
At Hooper Law, our team of highly skilled and professional personal injury lawyers have extensive experience working with long term disability claims and negotiating with insurance companies. We will take away the stress of having to fill out multiple forms and wading through insurance jargon.
We have been successful in many cases involving insurance companies. If you have had your disability benefits cut off or are in danger of losing them, please contact Hooper Law for a free, no-commitment initial consultation on our fightforyou help-line at 905-522-8002, or fill out the on-line fightforyou help-form.
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