• Podiatrist Long Term Disability Benefit Claim Tips

Tips For What a Podiatrist Should Expect in a Disability Insurance Claim

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.

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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.

Questions About Hiring Us

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.

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 800-682-8331 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.

Dell & Schaefer Client Reviews   *****

Barbara W.

I researched a lot of disability attorneys on-line for an “insurance buy-out” with Unum. I ultimately decided to go with Alex’s firm, I am glad I did, as he was very professional yet down to earth. I literally felt at ease during the entire course of my business with him as well as his staff members. He did everything he said he’d do for me in a quick and timely manner.

His fees were within range with other firms based on my research, he always returned my calls and kept me posted from beginning to end. I settled in a few weeks. I don’t think anybody wants to get an attorney to deal with an insurance company, but if you find yourself in this situation as I did, then Dell & Schaefer is the way to go! I’m glad I had the opportunity to work with his firm.

***** 5 stars based on 202 reviews

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