Speech Disorders Disability Insurance Benefits Claim

How Can Disability Insurance Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Assist You?

As disability attorneys, Dell & Schaefer have represented numerous long term disability claimants that have been unable to work as a result of a speech disorder. Disability Attorneys Dell & Schaefer have an expansive understanding of the significant restrictions and limitations that a person suffering with a speech disorder must live with on a daily basis. We have worked closely with top physicians in order to sufficiently satisfy a disability carrier’s threshold of evidence necessary to prove that a client is disabled by suffering a speech disorder.

Not everyone suffering from suffering a speech disorder qualifies for long-term disability benefits, therefore the medical records of each client must be reviewed to determine the level of restrictions. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your long-term disability claim. You can contact us for a free initial consultation.

What is a speech disorder?

A speech disorder is defined as any defect or abnormality that prevents an individual from communicating by means of spoken words. Speech disorders refer to several conditions in which a person has difficulty communicating by mouth.

There are many potential causes of a speech disorder. Physical impairment or injury may be responsible in the development of a speech disorder including disorders of the palate, hearing impairment/loss, vocal cord injury, a right hemisphere brain injury, traumatic brain injury and stroke.

There are also several conditions and diseases which are related to speech disorders such as; Attention deficit disorder (ADD), cerebral palsy, Cri-du-chat syndrome, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, stroke, schizophrenia, oral cancer, laryngeal cancer and throat cancer.

Common speech and language disorders include:

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How the symptoms of a speech disorder can affect you

Disfluency is a rhythm disorder that is usually characterized by the repetition of a sound, word, or phrase. Stuttering is perhaps the most serious disfluency. Articulation deficiency involves sounds made incorrectly or inappropriately. A voice disorder involves abnormalities in the quality, pitch, and loudness of the sound.

The symptoms of disfluency are the repetition of sounds, words, or phrases after age 4, frustration with attempts to communicate, head jerking and eye blinking while talking and embarrassment with speech.

The symptoms of articulation deficiency include unintelligible speech by age 3, leaves out consonants at the beginning of words by age 3, leaves out consonants at the end of words by age 4, persistent problems with articulation after age 7, leaves out sounds where they should occur, distorts sounds and substitution of an incorrect sound for a correct one.

Voice disorder symptoms include pitch deviations and deviations in the loudness and quality of the voice.

Speech disorders may lead to psychosocial problems associated with ineffective communication. The best treatment for a speech disorder is prevention and early intervention by a speech pathologist. Speech training is an involved and time-consuming endeavor that can have profound results with consistent treatment. The prognosis depends on the cause of the disorder. Usually, speech can be improved with speech therapy. Prognosis improves with early intervention.

Resources

There are many valuable sources of speech disorder information available. You can also access resources over the internet such as:

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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.

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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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I was on disability with a major insurance company for five years without any problems, upon a field rep’s visit to my home, I let him know that I was planning to try to go back to work. I did try to go back to work but with my severe sleep apnea and depression and several medications that made me very tired, the work day became impossible, when I let the case manager know that I couldn’t work without getting very tired and having to take a nap after a few hours on the job, he told me that the claim would be reexamined. I waited 9 months without any monthly benefit benefits being paid to me, the company gave me several excuses and I was in a real pickle, I researched disability attorney’s since I was in the insurance business and was told that the very best in the business for representation of my issues was a firm called Dell & Schaefer.

I reached out to the firm and was put in touch with an attorney named Steve Jessup, from that point forward, my problems seemed to fall off my shoulders and into the firms hands, I can’t explain in words what this firm did for me and my family.

Steve Jessup & Gregory Dell began working on my case immediately and I felt confident with every action they took. The insurance company as most wanted to settle my case for pennies on the dollar, but with the skill of the two attorneys, I was able to settle my case for a once in a lifetime lump sum payment from the disability insurance company that will take care of me and my family for life. All I can say is that these guys were like a machine grinding away in the trenches agains the insurance companies attorneys and getting me a great settlement. I would highly recommend this firm for anyone who felt like I did up against bad odds with a large insurance company and no where to turn to.

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