Our Disability Lawyers Help You Collect Disability Insurance Benefits in Maryland

If you are a resident of Maryland and would like assistance with your short or long term disability benefits claim, ERISA denial, long term care, life insurance or accidental death policy, there are several things you need to be aware of. Regardless of what stage of the claim process you are currently in, it’s usually best to consult a disability lawyer and carefully go through your options before you file a disability benefits claim, appeal, or a lawsuit. In addition, it’s important to have an experienced lawyer who deals specifically with Maryland law because there are certain state-specific aspects that may affect the case.

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Maryland residents that have had their disability insurance benefits denied can file a lawsuit in the Maryland District Court or Circuit Court under a limited set of circumstances. Maryland’s state appellate courts includes the Court of Special Appeals and the Maryland Court of Appeals. If the disability claimant resides in Maryland and the disability insurance company is located in a different state, and the amount of disability benefits payable is greater than $75,000, then the lawsuit can be filed in Maryland Federal District Court. If the disability insurance policy is an employer provided policy governed by ERISA, then the disability claim must be filed in federal court. Maryland has one Federal District Court. An ERISA governed disability claim denial lawsuit can usually be filed in any state that the insurance company conducts business. According to the Maryland Department of Insurance there are more than 1,500 insurance companies that sell insurance products in Maryland.

When seeking assistance from a disability insurance attorney in Maryland, it is important to consider how much experience your lawyer has in dealing with your specific disability insurance company. At the Law Offices of Dell Disability Lawyers, we deal with every major disability company on a daily basis. We know every action that they will take. We have earned our reputation in both Maryland and Nationwide as aggressive, competent, and reliable disability insurance lawyers. It is essential to hire an experienced attorney with a disability insurance law firm that has the resources, co-counsel network and experience to effectively represent disability insurance claimants against these nationwide disability insurance companies.

If you need attorney representation in Maryland, please contact us for a free phone consultation. We handle disability benefits claims process at all stages: applications to disability, appeals processes, and litigation of disability lawsuits. We are available to help you with any claim in the United States and you will not be required to come to our office. If we cannot assist you, we will try to refer you to someone that can. We encourage you to look around our extensive website and download our free E-brochure to learn more about our legal services.

Attorneys for Maryland Disability Insurance Claims

What qualifies as a disability in Maryland?

In Maryland, a disability is legally defined as an injury or illness that hinders an individual from carrying out major life activities, including work, self-care, and daily tasks. This definition encompasses both physical and mental impairments. To be eligible for disability benefits in Maryland, the applicant must have a significant impairment that has persisted or is anticipated to persist for a minimum of 12 months, or lead to death.

The disability must also prevent the applicant from engaging in substantial gainful activity (SGA). Substantial gainful activity is defined as any work that provides an income and involves significant physical or mental effort. For those who are self-employed, SGA is determined by the amount of income earned. In addition to meeting these criteria, the individual must also provide medical evidence proving that their condition meets the criteria of a disability under Maryland law. Depending on the type of disability benefits being applied for, there may be additional eligibility requirements that must be met.

What is the appeal process for disability benefits?

After your initial application is denied, you may request a reconsideration of your application. During the reconsideration stage, another review of your application will determine whether it should be approved. If you receive a second denial, you can request a hearing. You have 60 days from the date of the reconsideration’s denial to request a hearing. You will also need to submit any new evidence within 10 days of filing the hearing request.

The hearing is held before an administrative law judge and can be conducted in-person or over the phone. During the hearing, your disability lawyer in Maryland will present evidence to prove that you meet the criteria for disability benefits and explain why your application was denied. You are also free to testify during the hearing and question any witnesses who may have been called by either side. After the hearing, the judge will review the evidence and issue a written opinion. If the decision is in your favor, you will be awarded disability benefits. If not, you can appeal the decision by filing an appeal with the Appeals Council. If your appeal is denied, you may have the option of filing a lawsuit in federal court.

Do I have to file my disability denial lawsuit in Maryland?

In the event of a disability claim denial, our disability attorneys will usually have the option of selecting one of several states to file the disability lawsuit. More than 80% of short-term and long-term disability insurance policies are governed by a federal law called ERISA, which means that a Maryland disability insurance attorney can usually file a lawsuit in any federal court in any state.

Most Maryland disability lawyers will prefer to file a disability lawsuit in the state of Maryland. This is because the laws in Maryland are more favorable to claimants with regard to medical evidence and deadlines for filing claims or appeals. Additionally, if the insurance company failed to follow the proper procedures they may be required to pay penalties and attorneys’ fees, which can be significant if a case goes to trial.

It is important to remember that each state has different laws for disability benefits, so it is essential to consult a qualified and experienced disability lawyer in Maryland to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome with your claim. Your attorney can help you understand the legal requirements and provide guidance on how to present evidence of your disability. They can also represent you at hearings or appeals, negotiate settlements on your behalf and provide legal advice throughout the process.

Maryland Disability Insurance Lawyers

Answers to Questions About Working With Us

I need a disability lawyer near me. Do you work in Maryland?

Yes. We are a national disability insurance law firm with extensive experience and we are available to represent you regardless of where you live in Maryland or anywhere else in the United States. We have partner disability lawyers in every state and we have filed lawsuits in most federal courts nationwide. Our disability lawyers represent disability claimants at all stages of a claim for disability insurance benefits, and we deal with clients who have a wide variety of medical conditions or have experienced injury. There is nothing that our lawyers have not seen in the disability insurance world, so please do not hesitate to give us a call for a free initial consultation.

What are your fees?

Since we represent disability insurance claimants at different stages of a disability insurance claim, we offer a variety of different fee options. We understand that claimants living on disability insurance benefits have a limited source of income; therefore we always try to work with the clients to make our attorney fees as affordable as possible. The three available fee options are a contingency fee basis (no attorney fee or cost unless we make a recovery), hourly fee or fixed flat rate. In every case we provide each client with a written fee agreement detailing the terms and conditions. We always offer a free initial phone consultation and we appreciate the opportunity to work with you in obtaining payment of your disability insurance benefits.

Do I have to come to your office to work with your law firm?

No. We are certainly available to meet with you at any of our satellite offices located in either Maryland or another state, however following a review of your disability policy or any other pertinent documents and a free telephone conversation we are usually able to make a determination of how to best move forward with legal representation.

A successful claim will depend on the confirmation of your physician. With properly documented medical evidence our knowledgeable attorneys will make a determination of the best path forward. It is our job to try to get our deserving clients paid their disability insurance benefits as quick as possible; therefore we prefer to have an initial consultation via telephone.

For purposes of efficiency and to reduce expenses for our clients we have found that 99% of our clients prefer to communicate via telephone, e-mail, text or an online meeting tool. If you prefer an initial in-person meeting, please let us know. A disability company will never require you to come to their office and similarly we are set up so that we handle your entire claim without the need for you to come to our office. Whether you need help with the initial application process, ERISA-governed policy issues, employer-sponsored Long-Term Disability (LTD) Insurance problems, insurance company denial, appeals, or litigation processes, we are happy to help remotely.

How can I contact you?

When you call us during normal business hours, you will immediately speak with a disability attorney. We can be reached at 800-698-9159 or by email. Because we have extensive resources, our lawyers and staff return all client calls the same day. Client emails are usually replied to within the same business day and seem to be the preferred and most efficient method of communication for most clients.

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Reviews From Maryland Clients

Choosing a disability law firm to represent you in the application, appeals, or lawsuit stages is no easy task. You want to look for a law office with legal experts who have extensive experience in dealing with initial disability claims, appeals processes, and litigation, and have handled thousands of claims. It’s vital that your chosen disability lawyers of Maryland have extensive legal resources, a well-earned reputation, and a high client satisfaction rate. Be sure to browse some of the client recommendations to make the best decisions:

James

This firm does exceptional work. I worked with them for my application for long term disability. My claim was approved on the initial application with one of the most notoriously difficult insurance carriers in the business. I’m 100% sure that this was due to my attorney Steven Dell. He was meticulous in shepparding me through the process making sure everything was done with precision and done correctly.

My anxiety thought this process was through the roof and Mr. Dell was always there to reassure me and peal me of the ceiling if needed. Mr. Dell and his assistant Merlin were always diligent and immediately responsive when I needed reassurance, help or something needed to be done. If you have a disability claim hire Mr. Dell and this firm. It will be the best money you ever spend.

Terri E.

The process has been exactly how I had hoped it would be. Disability is a scary, unfriendly process, even for those of us who have worked in the claims administration area. It seems to be designed to deny benefits with complicated rules, burdensome documentation requirements, and constant requests for information to the beneficiary and my doctors. As a patient/beneficiary, you can feel like you are all alone and that you spend too much time jumping through hoops for the disability provider.

After a few months of doing it myself, I realized I wanted an advocate who could advocate for me with the provider and answer all of my questions on the Erisa process and rules. I interviewed one attorney in Maryland who was actually adversarial with me (his future client) so it was an awesome breath of fresh air when I interviewed Stephen Jessup. He was polite, extremely knowledgeable, upbeat, and calm! He helped me to understand the process and where I stood in it.

He and Vanessa communicate and keep me apprised of events within my case and make recommendations on actions I should take to proactively help my case win approval (e.g., Functional Capacity Evaluation). They are truly my safety net and well worth every penny because they help manage the disability provider and my doctors as well as ensuring I am on track in the process. I don’t think I would have survived this without them.

Diane H.

I am a 62-year-old woman that got injured on the job and was unable to work. I had long term insurance that was paid by my job. In September 2017, I request a buyout from The Hartford insurance company. After receiving no word from The Hartford insurance company, for 10 months, I made the decision, to seek legal action.

My experience with Dell Disability Lawyers, particularly Attorney Rachel Alters and her staff was brilliant. I was very fortunate to get Attorney Rachel Alters to represent me on my case. From the time of my first conservation with Attorney Rachel Alters, I knew she had my best interest at heart, I felt confident that my case would be an open and shut case.

All my questions are always answered, I never felt confused in the process, and phone calls are always returned the same day if possible or the next. My e-mails were always answered in a timely matter.

Words cannot express how grateful I am for Attorney Rachel Alters, and her staff assisting me in the short amount of time that was given for the success in my case. Attorney Rachel Alters worked so diligently hard in my disability buyout case to bring a settlement as quickly as possible. In addition, Attorney Rachel Alters, is very detailed oriented, and follows through if there are delays.

Thank you for everything that you’ve done to help and support me. I am so grateful to Rachel Alters and her staff. They are awesome!

I would recommend Dell Disability Lawyers, because they are very professional and knowledgeable in what they do. If it was not for them I don’t think that I would have won my case. They are Attorneys you can trust on. Top Notch Attorneys!

Wendy H.

Words cannot express the gratitude I have for Rachel and her team. I felt like she listened, gave me her advice, and supported my decisions. The process was seamless and I did not feel that I was being bombarded with “task” as her team handled as aspects of my case. I am very pleased with the honest feedback and communication through the process. I would definitely recommend Rachel and her team at Dell Disability Lawyers law firm. Quality customer service, transparency, and action-oriented.

Demetric W.

Before I called Dell Disability Lawyers I called several law firms in my area and to my disappointment, I was unable to find a local attorney who I felt could really help me settle my long-term disability claim. I was at the end of my rope and I did not want to deal with my insurance carrier anymore because of the tactics they used throughout the years after I became sick. I was just about to give up until I discovered a Dell Disability Lawyers video on YouTube. I was amazed at the information presented because I felt as if they were speaking directly to me. As a result, I contacted the law firm and was able to speak to an attorney the same day.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Stephen Jessup for your professionalism and prompt way of handling my case. It is very hard to find a law firm that will educate clients on all of the logistics that lead up to the final settlement offer. I will recommend your services to anyone who has legal insurance needs in the future. I’m still in shock about my settlement. Your services have far exceeded my expectations in every way. Again, thank you for all you have done for me.

I would also like to thank Ms. Sonia R. Nogueira for your constant reassurance and for always making me feel like I could call you any time and as many times as necessary with questions. Thank you for your kindness.

I would recommend Dell Disability Lawyers because the attorneys are extremely knowledgeable and professional. When you call their office, they won’t lead you down the dark road of the unknown… what they will do is tell you exactly what they can do for you.

Top 5 Disability Insurance Cases Resolved by Dell Disability Lawyers in Maryland

Unum Approves Long Term Disability Application to a Program Manager — A Program Manager at an aeronautics company applied for short-term disability benefits with Unum after a car accident. Unum treated her claims with suspicion and belittlement. She sought legal help from Dell Disability Lawyers. Attorney Jessup provided substantial medical evidence to prove her disability. Despite Unum’s aggression, the attorney secured her short-term disability benefits. Unum then focused on her mental health to limit the payout for long-term disability benefits. This presents an ongoing challenge, as evidence of physical impairments exists.

Symetra reinstates LTD benefits for former VP of Grady Management, Inc. who had multiple strokes — The former Vice President of Grady Management, Inc. had his Long Term Disability benefits reinstated by Symetra Life Insurance Company. He suffers from several medical conditions including hyper coagulopathy disorder, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms, multiple strokes, and cognitive issues. Initially, Symetra approved his claim and paid for over two years. However, they later denied continued benefits based on a change in the definition of disability. They argued that our client could perform any gainful occupation, despite medical evidence to the contrary. Attorney Alexander Palamara of Dell Disability Lawyers helped construct a strong appeal using medical evidence and statements from treating physicians. After 90 days, Symetra reinstated the benefits and provided backdated pay.

Cigna reinstates claim of Archdiocese of Baltimore Registered Nurse following an appeal by Dell Disability Lawyers — Cigna denied a Registered Nurse’s short-term disability benefits and later denied her long-term disability benefits despite her health conditions and medical evidence. Dell Disability Lawyers reviewed Cigna’s claim file, found the improper denials, and built a strong case. They filed two appeals and successfully overturned Cigna’s decision, resulting in full payment of the short-term disability benefits and the start of long-term disability benefits. Cigna tried again, but Dell Disability Lawyers worked diligently and kept the nurse’s benefits intact. The firm continues representing the nurse, preventing future termination of benefits.

Dell Disability Lawyers helps Maryland teacher with Crohn’s Disease get long term disability benefits reinstated by Cigna — A former 3rd Grade Teacher in Maryland had her long-term disability benefits reinstated by Dell Disability Lawyers. Shestopped working in May 2013 due to various illnesses. Cigna, the policy administrator, initially approved her benefits in June 2013 but stopped payments in September 2014. The claimant contacted Dell Disability Lawyers in January 2015, who recognized the problems with Cigna’s decision. Dell Disability Lawyers launched an appeal and exposed weaknesses in the insurance company’s case. By May 2015, the claimant’s benefits were reinstated, and she received back payments. Shecontinues to work with Dell Disability Lawyers as the definition of disability changes after 24 months.

Hartford reverses denial of disability benefits for Adventist HealthCare employee with RSD/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome — A former Registered Nurse at Adventist HealthCare was denied long-term disability benefits by Hartford. She had beenreceiving benefits from January 27, 2010, to October 31, 2014. Hartford cut off her benefits due to a policy change in the definition of disability. Hartford believed she no longer fit their “Any Occupation” definition of disability. The client contacted Dell Disability Lawyers, who argued that the decision to terminate benefits was incorrect based on medical records. The legal team pointed out that the physician conducting an Independent Medical Examination for Hartford relied on covert surveillance and ignored medical assessments and surgeries done by her treating doctors. The appeal was successful and her benefits, including past dues, were reinstated.


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New York Life

Keeps claiming they will not approve claim for pre existing conditions but my illness is not preexisting

Reviewed by M.T. on February 15th 2024   Verified Policyholder | May 2023 date of disability
I have been appealing a claim for LTD for 8 months! New York Life keeps claiming they will not approve claim for pre existing conditions but my illness is not preexisting ... read more >
Reliance Standard

Staff Lie

Reviewed by Tanya on February 12th 2024   Verified Policyholder | August 2021 date of disability
I had my disability cut off the day I was scheduled to find out whether I should have surgery. The claims examiner was aware that I had an appointment on that date and sai... read more >
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Sent on February 12th 2024 by Attorney Gregory Dell

I am sorry to hear about your experience. It’s crazy that Reliance Standard would deny your disability benefits when you are suffering so badly that you need surgery.... read more >

Hartford

Former Hartford employee has had life insurance and accidental death policy's revoked for one late premium payment

Reviewed by Becky H. THOMAS on February 12th 2024   Verified Policyholder | February 2024 date of disability
Dislike how they are constantly interrupting the lives of their disabled EE's whom are entitled to benefit which they paid into out of there pay check every pay period onl... read more >
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Sent on February 12th 2024 by Attorney Gregory Dell

Thank you for your review of Hartford and we appreciate you sharing.  It’s sad they don’t take care of their own employees.

Lincoln Financial

Never received benefits my entire leave - or help with them

Reviewed by Anna on December 19th 2023   Verified Policyholder | November 2023 date of disability
I used my short term disability insurance for maternity leave and started the process beforehand knowing when I would be out (scheduled induction.) It took a little over a... read more >
Sun Life

Unscrupulous Tactics

Reviewed by Misseekayy on December 19th 2023   Verified Policyholder | May 2023 date of disability
Sunlife uses unscrupulous tactics in order to prevent payment of claims. They wait until it is close to the 30 day mark and then they ask for another form of information o... read more >
Sedgwick

Lame

Reviewed by Dennis T. on December 11th 2023   Verified Policyholder | March 2022 date of disability
My experience with Sedgwick and personell is as follows: Unhelpful, unprofessional and an overall unpleasant experience.
Unum

Low payments

Reviewed by Dorothy on November 30th 2023   Verified Policyholder | November 2023 date of disability
I was injured at work. I did house keeping in a hospital. I tore just about everything imaginable in my knee. I was let go from my job, because I was no longer able to do ... read more >
Lincoln Financial

Well Documented correspondence

Reviewed by Joshua on November 23rd 2023   Verified Policyholder | May 2023 date of disability
I read other situations and it’s all very similar to my case. I have received STD from May 2023 and when my FMLA run out LF would not respond or answer my calls. My last... read more >
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Disability Benefit Denial Reason #5 – Your Medical Evidence is Weak

If you're seeking long term disability benefits from an insurance company, you may be concern... Read More >

Disability Benefit Denial Reason #4 - Your Doctor Is Misled By the Disability Company

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Disability Benefit Denial Reason #3 - Video & Social Media Surveillance

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How Do You Fight a Long-Term Disability Denial?

Getting a denial letter from your disability insurance company is one of the ultimate insults... Read More >

Disability Denial Reason #2 - Change of Disability Definition & Vocational Review

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Disability Denial Reason #1 – Paper Review & IME

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How to Apply for Reliance Standard Disability Benefits & Top 5 Reasons for a Claim Denial

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Applying for Standard Disability Benefits? Top 5 Claim Denial Reasons

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Unum Approves Long Term Disability Application to a Program Manager

Our client, a high level Program Manager for a large international aeronautics company, was involved in an automobile accident that resulted i... Read More >

Symetra Reinstates LTD Benefits for Former Vice President of Grady Management, Inc. who suffered from multiple Strokes

Prior to becoming disabled, our client had worked at Grady Management, Inc., a well-respected full service real estate firm in Maryland, since... Read More >

Cigna again reinstates claim of Archdiocese of Baltimore Registered Nurse thanks to Appeal by Dell Disability Lawyers

A Registered Nurse was initially forced to stop working in 2013 due to various conditions, including: enthesopathy in the hip region, lumbago,... Read More >

Dell Disability Lawyers gets Cigna to Reinstate Long Term Disability Benefits for Former Maryland Teacher Suffering from Crohn's Disease

Our eventual client began working as a 3rd Grade Teacher in the State of Maryland in August of 2010. Due to her employment with the Board of E... Read More >

Hartford Agrees to Overturn its Previous Denial of Long Term Disability Benefits for an Employee of Adventist HealthCare who suffers from RSD/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Our client, who previously worked as a Registered Nurse for Adventist HealthCare since 1996, came to us after being denied continued ERISA lon... Read More >

Engineer With Depression Wins Prudential LTD Appeal

The claimant is a former Senior Technology Services Engineer for Accolade, Inc. who was force... Read More >

New York Life Approves Disability Benefits for School Teacher With Multiple Sclerosis

Our client, a former elementary school teacher suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, contacted our office after New York Life terminated her clai... Read More >

Lincoln Denies Disability Insurance Benefits to 66 Years old Software Developer with Long Covid and MS

Our client came to us after he was denied continued Long Term Disability (LTD) benefits by The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. Previ... Read More >
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Accidental Death Benefit Denied By National Union Fire Insurance Due To Language of Policy Exclusion

After Frederick Ervin drowned in the spring of 2014, his widow, filed a claim to collect death benefits under his accidental death insurance p... Read More >

Mutual of Omaha disability denial remanded for wrongful evaluation of occupation

A Mutual of Omaha disability claim was sent back for further evaluation according to a recent decision by a Maryland Federal Judge. The issue ... Read More >

Liberty Life faces disability benefit lawsuits in Florida and Maryland for denying disability benefits

Four individuals, include two Comcast employees, with the help of their disability attorneys have filed Federal Lawsuits against Liberty Life ... Read More >

Dearborn faces disability denial lawsuit from disabled account clerk of Katz Insurance Group diagnosed with PTSD

Recently, a former account clerk of the Katz Insurance Group filed a lawsuit against the Dearborn National/Dearborn Group through a disabilit... Read More >

Unum Wrongfully Terminated Disabled Lawyer’s Disability Claim of Depression and Anxiety Despite Improvement in His Condition

This Unum lawsuit and appeal in federal court is a great victory for all Unum disability claimants. This ca... Read More >

Federal Court Overturns Aetna Denial Of Disability Benefits

In the recent case of Ferrin v. Aetna Life Ins. Co. a federal judge from the Northern District of Illinois determined that Aetna improperly te... Read More >

Court Finds Irregularities in Procter & Gamble Long Term Disability Benefit Denial

In ERISA cases filed in a district court asking for judicial review of a plan administrator's denial of benefits, the court is generally limit... Read More >

Federal Judge Makes Companion Life Insurance Pay Long Term Disability Benefits

Companion Life tried to play games and deny long term disability benefits, but thankfully a New Mexico Federal Judge made them pay disability ... Read More >

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5 Ways We Help Get Your Benefits Paid

Get Your Disability Application Approved

Our goal is to get your application for disability income benefits approved. Applying for disability benefits can be a difficult process and the information you provide is critical. Most disability insurance companies look at your application in hopes of finding a reason to deny your claim. Your disability company will ask you to complete numerous forms, interview you, request lots of information, speak with your doctors and possibly request to have you examined by their "hired gun" doctor.

Through our experience of having helped thousands of disability insurance claimants, our lawyers will guide you through the entire application process and give you the best chance to get your disability claim approved the first time.

Submit A Strong Appeal Package

If your disability insurance benefits have been wrongfully denied, then our lawyers know exactly what it takes to get your disability claim approved. You only get once chance to submit an Appeal, therefore every piece of evidence that will support your disability claim must be included. The goal is to win your disability benefits at the Appeal level, but while preparing your Appeal you must consider how a federal judge will review your disability claim if your benefit denial is upheld.

Preparing a strong disability appeal package is an art that requires you to understand how the courts interpret your disability policy language, ERISA regulations / laws, and how to strategically present evidence in support of your definition of "disability". We encourage you to contact any of our lawyers for a free immediate review of your disability denial.

Sue Your Disability Company

98% of the disability insurance lawsuits filed by our law firm have resulted in either the payment of benefits or a lump-sum settlement agreement. Our disability lawyers have filed ERISA governed and private policy long term disability insurance lawsuits against every major disability insurance company in state and federal courts nationwide and we love fighting for the "little guy" against the multi-billion dollar insurance company giants.

We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients and we would like the opportunity to provide you with a free review of your disability benefit denial. There are many complex factors in a disability benefit lawsuit and the legal battle to win long term disability benefits can be fierce.

Prevent A Disability Benefit Denial

Approval of long-term disability is a continuous process as every disability insurance company will evaluate your eligibility for benefits on a monthly basis. You can never let your guard down and assume that your disability company will continue to pay your benefits for as long as you think you need them.

Our law firm offers a reasonable flat fee monthly claim handling service in which we handle every aspect of your long-term disability claim and do whatever it takes to make sure you are paid every month.

Negotiate a Lump-Sum Settlement

Let's discuss if a lump-sum settlement or buyout of your disability insurance claim is both available and makes financial sense for you. Our lawyers have negotiated more than five-hundred million dollars in disability insurance buyouts and we know how to get you a maximum settlement. A disability insurance company is not required to offer a buyout and not every disability company offers them.

Questions About Hiring Us

Who are Dell Disability Lawyers?

We are disability insurance lawyers that know how to get your short or long term disability benefits paid. As a nationwide law firm we have helped thousands of disability insurance claimants throughout the United States to collect hundreds of millions of dollars of disability insurance benefits from every major disability insurance company.

In more than 98% of our cases, our lawyers have been able to either get our clients paid monthly disability benefits or obtain a one-time lump-sum settlement. Our lawyers have seen it all when it comes to disability insurance claims and we know exactly what it takes for your disability claim to be approved.

We welcome you to contact any of our attorneys for a free immediate review of your disability claim. We also invite you to visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel where we have more than 700 videos and regularly provide tips to help protect your disability benefits.

Who do you help?

Our lawyers help individuals that have either purchased a long term disability insurance policy from an insurance company or obtained short or long term disability insurance coverage as a benefit from their employer. We have helped individuals in almost every type of occupation with monthly disability benefit payments ranging from $1,500 to $50,000.

Our clients include all types of employees ranging from retail associates, sales representatives, government employees, police officers, teachers, janitors, nurses, pilots, truck drivers, financial advisors, doctors, dentists, veterinarians, lawyers, consultants, IT professionals, engineers, professional athletes, business owners, and high level executives.

A strong understanding and presentation of the duties of your occupation is essential for securing disability insurance benefits.

Do you work in my state?

Yes. We are a national disability insurance law firm that is available to represent you regardless of where you live in the United States. We have partner lawyers in every state and we have filed lawsuits in most federal courts nationwide. Our disability lawyers represent disability claimants at all stages of a claim for disability insurance benefits. There is nothing that our lawyers have not seen in the disability insurance world.

What are your fees?

Since we represent disability insurance claimants at different stages of a disability insurance claim we offer a variety of different fee options. We understand that claimants living on disability insurance benefits have a limited source of income; therefore we always try to work with the claimant to make our attorney fees as affordable as possible.

The three available fee options are a contingency fee agreement (no attorney fee or cost unless we make a recovery), hourly fee or fixed flat rate.

In every case we provide each client with a written fee agreement detailing the terms and conditions. We always offer a free initial phone consultation and we appreciate the opportunity to work with you in obtaining payment of your disability insurance benefits.

Do I have to come to your office to work with your law firm?

No. For purposes of efficiency and to reduce expenses for our clients we have found that 99% of our clients prefer to communicate via phone, email, fax, GoToMeeting sessions, or Skype. If you prefer an initial in-person meeting please let us know. A disability company will never require you to come to their office and similarly we are set up so that we handle your entire claim without the need for you to come to our office.

How can I contact you?

When you call us during normal business hours you will immediately speak with a disability attorney. We can be reached at 800-698-9159 or by email. Lawyers and staff must return all client calls same day. Client emails are usually replied to within the same business day and seem to be the preferred and most efficient method of communication for most clients.