Disability insurance Attorneys Dell & Schaefer resolve lawsuit against Unum on behalf of ophthalmologist suffering from bi-lateral carpal tunnel syndrome

Our client, an ophthalmological surgeon, was diagnosed with bi-lateral carpal tunnel syndrome following a traumatic accident.  The client attempted to continue working for a few months following her injury in hopes that her hand numbness and pain would stop. While the pain stopped, the lost of sensation in her fingers remained. The client was forced to stop performing all eye surgeries a few months after her injury, but she continued her practice in a non-surgical capacity.

Approximately six months following her injury, the client submitted her claim with Unum seeking long-term disability benefits. Over the next several months, our client provided Unum with all of the medical and financial documents they had requested. These documents included medical records, monthly profit and loss statements, CPT production reports and tax returns. After evaluating the claim for several months, Unum requested that the client attend an Independent Medical Exam with a hand surgeon, in order to further evaluate her medical condition. Due to scheduling conflicts and advice from her prior attorneys, the IME exam never took place and Unum advised that they were unable to make a claim determination.

Our client had retained the services of three different attorneys prior to retaining Attorneys Dell & Schaefer. A lawsuit was pending at the time that Dell & Schaefer was retained. Once retained, Dell & Schaefer immediately amended the Complaint in order to submit additional allegations which our client’s prior attorney failed to plead. Within approximately two months of being retained, the case was resolved with a confidential settlement.

We are passionate about helping individuals that have been denied Unum disability insurance benefits and we have resolved more than 1,000 lawsuits against Unum.

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We represent Unum clients nationwide and we encourage you to contact us for a FREE immediate phone consultation with one of our experienced disability insurance attorneys.

Can you help with a Unum disability insurance policy?

Our disability insurance lawyers help policy holders seeking short or long term disability insurance benefits from Unum. We have helped thousands of disability insurance claimants nationwide with monthly disability benefits. With more than 40 years of disability insurance experience we have helped individuals in almost every occupation and we are familiar with the disability income policies offered by Unum.

How do you help Unum claimants?

Our lawyers help individuals that have either purchased a Unum long term disability insurance policy from an insurance company or obtained short or long term disability insurance coverage as a benefit from their employer.

Our experienced lawyers can assist with Unum:

  • ERISA and Non-ERISA Appeals of Disability Benefit Denials
  • ERISA and Non-ERISA Disability Benefit Lawsuits
  • Applying For Short or Long Term Disability Benefits
  • Daily Handling & Management of Your Disability Claim
  • Disability Insurance Lump-Sum Buyout or Settlement Negotiations

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 telephone, e-mail, fax, GoToMeeting.com 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.

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When you call us during normal business hours you will immediately speak with a disability attorney. We can be reached at 800-682-8331 or by email. Lawyer 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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