Nationally Recognized Disability Insurance and VA Disability Law Firm
Tucker Law Group is a disability law firm that handles cases all over the United States. We are one of the few national law firms that has the expertise and resources to help disability insurance policyholders, life insurance claimants, and veterans recover the benefits that they rightfully deserve. No matter where you live, our disability attorneys are ready to help you.
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How Our Disability Attorneys Can Help
Unfortunately, it can sometimes be very difficult to get benefits from disability insurance providers or the government. This is where Tucker Law Group can step in to help. From Florida to Alaska, we protect our clients’ rights through the following claims:
- Disability Insurance Claims
- ERISA Claims (Employee Benefits)
- Veterans Disability Claims
- Life Insurance Claims
Because we are a comprehensive disability practice, we can simplify the claims process. We can file and appeal claims for private insurance and government benefits at the same time. Below, we provide more information on the types of claims that we handle.
Disability Insurance Claims
Disability insurance is supposed to help cover expenses in the event you suffer an illness or injury that keeps you from working. You may need short term or long term disability insurance benefits. Unfortunately, you may be unable to recover benefits from your policy if your insurance company unfairly denies your claim.
Insurance companies are in business to make money, not to ensure policyholders recover the benefits they need to survive. In some cases, insurance companies may reduce the value of a claim or deny it outright – even if the policyholder did nothing wrong.
You may be able to take legal action against an insurance company to recover these benefits. An experienced disability attorney at Tucker Law Group can help improve your odds of recovering benefits from your disability insurance provider.
Our team is trained and ready to step in at any stage of your claim process, including:
To learn more about how we can help you, schedule a free consultation with our long term disability lawyers.
ERISA Claims (Employee Benefits)
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, abbreviated as ERISA, is the federal law responsible for regulating certain benefit programs offered by private employers. As a broad and encompassing law, ERISA covers the following employer benefits:
- Short-term and long-term disability insurance
- Life insurance
- Health insurance
- 401k plans
- Pension plans
Private employers do not have to offer these benefits, but if they do, ERISA will regulate those benefits. If you have disability insurance, your employer’s insurance plan determines which types of illnesses and injuries will be covered. This means that your employer can choose or not choose to cover certain types of disabilities when selecting a group plan for the company.
If your employer or your employer’s insurance carrier does not comply with ERISA or unlawfully denies a claim, then you may have rights to recover your denied benefits. Explore our site to learn more about your rights under ERISA and how the ERISA claim process works.
Tucker Law Group can help with ERISA claims in Florida and across the country. If you have questions about ERISA law or obtaining disability benefits, contact our office to request a consultation with an ERISA attorney.
Veterans Disability Claims
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers disability benefits to disabled veterans and their families. Access to benefits depends upon how the veteran suffered a disability and the degree of the disability.
Veterans may be able to obtain benefits after doing the following:
- Receiving a diagnosis for a disability from a medical professional
- Demonstrating the incident or occurrence of a medical condition while you were in service that brought about the current disability
- Obtaining medical evidence that connects service to the disability
It can be very difficult for veterans to obtain benefits from the VA. The process is time-consuming, confusing and likely to result in a lengthy appeals process. For these reasons, veterans should strongly consider hiring a disability attorney to help them if they receive a claim denial. Not only do you have one year from the decision date to file your appeal, but your VA disability appeal timeline could span years.
Life Insurance Claims
Life insurance is extremely important for families across the United States. After the death of a loved one, benefits from a life insurance policy can help pay for cumbersome expenses.
Unfortunately, life insurance claims are commonly denied by insurance carriers. For instance, a carrier may claim that your loved one’s death was not an accident. However, like with other types of insurance, you may have legal options to recover your benefits if an insurance carrier unlawfully denies your claim.
Our lawyers have successfully fought various denials on behalf of our clients, including:
- Problems with the beneficiary designation form;
- Disputes about which beneficiary should get paid;
- Insurance company claims that a death was not an accident;
- Conversion of life insurance from group to individual coverage;
- Premium waiver for disability—if you have been seriously injured, your insurance policy may require the insurance company to waive your premium payments;
- Employer mistakes in enrolling employees in group/ERISA insurance plans; and
- Credit life insurance on mortgages or other loans.
Call Our Disability Attorneys for More Information
Tucker Law Group helps Americans and veterans nationwide recover the disability benefits they deserve. If you have questions about recovering disability benefits, contact our firm for a free consultation.