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Disability Companies Often Ignore the Duties of a Podiatrist
Our disability insurance attorneys have helped podiatrist throughout the country collect long term disability benefits. The issues that a podiatrist faces when seeking disability are unique due to the duties that a podiatrist is required to perform. From our experience the disability companies will often argue that if a podiatrist can sit then they can do their job. This argument is not reasonable, and we go into great detail to prove why you are unable to perform the duties of your occupation.
In our video disability attorneys Gregory Dell and Alex Palamara discuss the issues that podiatrist encounter in a disability claim and we provide helpful tips to secure disability insurance claim approval.
Appropriate Medical Support Is Essential For Claim Approval
The most important evidence in any claim for disability insurance benefits is appropriate medical support from your treating doctors. The disability company will closely scrutinize your medical records and require that you are treating with the doctors that are appropriate to your diagnosis(s). The medical records must be detailed, which means your complaints must be comprehensive and any objective finding must be documented.
It is important that you undergo any testing and that you follow-up with any recommended treatments, medications, and doctor consult referrals. When helping a podiatrist to obtain disability benefits, our disability insurance lawyers work very closely with you and your treating doctors. If we don’t think you have enough medical support, then we will recommend additional medical treatment that will help to support your claim for disability insurance benefits.
Total v. Residual Disability Claims for a Podiatrist
Most podiatrist have individual disability insurance policies and these policies usually allow a podiatrist to collect residual disability benefits if they either reduce their hours or eliminate certain duties. In some cases, a podiatrist could collect total disability and still keep their podiatric practice running.
There are also scenarios where a podiatrist could start a new occupation and collect total disability benefits. Our job is to help you plan so that you can maximize the benefits under your disability policy and engage in another type of work should you desire to do so.
Every Disability Company Sells Different Disability Policies – You Should Know About Your Disability Company
The language in your disability policy is specific to you and most disability policies contain different language. Every company sells different disability policies and every disability company has their own methods for handling a long-term disability claim. We have seen every type of disability policy. Our lawyers have handled thousands of disability claims with every disability insurance company and we know exactly what it takes to get your benefits paid.
We want you to learn about your disability company by searching on our website for information about your disability company. You will be in a much better position to collect disability benefits if you know as much as possible about your company. We encourage you to contact any of our disability attorneys for a free initial consultation to discuss your long term disability benefit claim.