Publications & Lectures

The attorneys at Dell Disability Lawyers are regularly called upon to provide expert commentary in the area of disability insurance, long-term care and employee benefits.

Below is a listing of articles that have either been authored by our attorneys, or we have been quoted as an expert in a magazine, newspaper or internet article. In addition, we have listed some of the national lectures in which we have been invited as guest speakers.

Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Discover Undisclosed Disability Appeal Procedures and Files Class Action Law Suit Against Prudential

Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Discuss Breast Cancer Disability Benefits Denial

Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Recover $960,000 for Disabled Attorney

Beware the "medical occupation" definition of total disability

Can disability insurer force doctor to have surgery?

Cigna May Have to Pay Over $77 Million in Long Term Disability Benefits Which Were Wrongfully Denied

Clients Benefit from Dell & Schaefer's Expertise in Complex Disability Claims

Collecting disability insurance benefits is not like buying a disability policy

Court Nixes Putative Class's Claim Alleging Voluntary Appeals Need 'Full and Fair Review'

Dentist Misled By Deceptive Disability Insurer Tactics

Did Insurer Cheat Disabled Clients?

Disability ERISA appeal won on behalf of a man who was twice-denied long-term disability status

Disability Income Benefits for Chiropractors: The Complex Application Process

Disability Income Benefits: The Complex Application Process

Disability Income Claims Often Require Attorney Expertise

Does State or Federal Law Govern a Disability Insurance Claim and What is ERISA?

Federal Judge Allows Improper Claims Allegations On Breach Of Contract Claim To Proceed

Florida Insurance Law And Practice

Gregory Dell discusses Reliance Standard Insurance Company's use of the 24 month mental nervous limitation

Gregory Dell Invited To Lecture at National Disability Insurance Claim Conference

Law Firm Dell & Schaefer Wins $334,000 in Owed Disability Benefits for Ilinois Surgeon

Lessons in disability insurance, Case Study II: How a disabled doctor-turned-lawyer still collects benefits

MetLife Asks Disability Insurance Attorneys Dell & Schaefer to Remove Disability Claim Forms from Website

Michigan Court Upholds Metlife Denial of Long Term Disability Benefits as Claimant Failed to Prove Disability

Podiatric Surgeon Sues for Denial of Occupation Disability Benefits

Prudential, Disability Claims, And ERISA

Supreme Court eases standard for attorney fees in ERISA claims

Videotape of functioning 'disabled' doctor misleading

What if your disability benefits were suddenly cut off?

What is Long-Term Disability Insurance And Can You Collect Disability Benefits?

When Disability Denied, Lawyer Pulls Out All Stops

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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 insurance 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 disability insurance 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 disability insurance 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 attorneys 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 insurance attorneys 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 disability insurance 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 disability insurance 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 attorneys 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 attorneys have been able to either get our clients paid monthly disability benefits or obtain a one-time lump-sum settlement. Our disability insurance 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 offer disability insurance attorney representation nationwide and we welcome you to contact any of our lawyers 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 850 videos and regularly provide tips to help protect your disability benefits.

Who do you help?

Our disability insurance attorneys 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 insurance 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, or video conferencing sessions. 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 insurance 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.

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