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Disability Insurance Attorneys Helping Claimants Living in Illinois and Nationwide


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Disability Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Legal Services

Disability Benefit Lawyers Helping Disability Claimants in Illinois and Nationwide

Our disability insurance attorneys assist disability insurance claimants during all stages of a claim for disability insurance benefits. Since 1979, our disability law firm has represented disability claimants against every major disability insurance company nationwide. We help claimants at all stages of a long term disability claim, which includes applying for benefits, daily claim management, ERISA appeals, lawsuits and lump sum buyouts. We have earned our reputation in both Illinois and Nationwide as aggressive, competent, and reliable disability insurance lawyers.

It is essential to hire 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. Our managing partner, Gregory Dell is admitted in the Central District of Illinois Federal Court and we have relationships with lawyers throughout Illinois should we ever need to file a lawsuit in an Illinois state court. Almost all employer provided disability benefit lawsuits must be filed in a Federal Court. If you have a disability insurance claim in either Illinois or any other state, contact our disability insurance attorneys for a free consultation.

Illinois residents that have had their disability insurance benefits denied can file a lawsuit in the Illinois Circuit Court under a limited set of circumstances. Illinois’ state appellate courts includes the Appellate Court and the Illinois Supreme Court. If the disability claimant resides in Illinois 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 Illinois 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. Illinois has three Federal District Courts, which are the Central, Northern and Southern District of Illinois Federal Courts. An ERISA governed disability claim denial lawsuit can usually be filed in any state that the insurance company conducts business. According to the Illinois Department of Insurance there are more than 1,700 insurance companies that sell insurance products in Illinois.

Do I Need To Come To Your Office In Order For Your Firm To Evaluate My Claim?

No. Through an initial free phone consultation and a review of disability insurance policy and other pertinent documents we can determine immediately if we can help you. We want to make the process as easy as possible for you. Potential clients appreciate our immediate free phone evaluation and the convenience of being able to receive a consultation while staying at home.

Do I Have to File My Disability Denial Lawsuit in Illinois?

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 90% of short term and long term disability insurance policies are governed by a federal law called ERISA, which means that our disability insurance attorneys can usually file a lawsuit in any federal court in any state. If we need to file a disability lawsuit in Illinois state court we have a network of local attorneys that we work with.

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