Des Moines Long-Term Disability Litigation Lawyer
Long-Term Disability Litigation in Iowa
When your disability is caused by a condition that prevents you from working and earning a livable wage for a long time, you may qualify for long-term disability benefits through your employer’s insurance. The process of applying for and acquiring long-term disability benefits can often be complex and time-consuming. Without extensive experience and knowledge of the initial filing process, your claim can easily be denied—regardless of your needs.
Fortunately, the long-term disability litigation attorneys at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. have extensive experience appealing denied claims through litigation. Your long-term disability benefits are a necessary financial asset when you are unable to work, and our goal is to help you secure them.
When Is Litigation Necessary?
The majority of initial long-term disability claims are denied. While this does not always necessitate litigation, there are some cases in which legal action may become necessary.
The first step in appealing a denied long-term disability claim in Iowa is requesting reconsideration. If this is denied, you may request a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ). This hearing operates much like a typical trial in that you/your attorney will present evidence in favor of your argument, while the insurance company and its counsel will present their own evidence. The ALJ will make a decision, either to uphold the initial claim denial or to award benefits.
If you disagree with the ALJ’s decision, you may request a review before an appeals council. Following this, if you disagree with the appeals council’s decision, you can pursue the matter in federal court.
If you wish to appeal a denied long-term disability claim, it is critical that you have the support of a qualified and experienced litigation attorney. Much of the appeals process involves gathering applicable evidence and supporting documentation, building a solid case, and presenting the evidence in a way that supports your claim. An attorney from LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can assist you at each stage of the litigation process and ensure your rights are protected.
How a Long-Term Disability Attorney Can Help You
There are many complicated procedures involved when filing a long-term disability claim lawsuit. The most effective way of ensuring your claim is appealed correctly is working with a workers’ compensation attorney after you suffered an injury that keeps you from earning a steady income.
With regards to long-term disability litigation, an attorney from our firm can help you with the following:
- Preparing your claim for a lawsuit
- Hiring/working with expert witnesses
- Acting as your representative
- Appealing a denied claim
- Advocating for your rights
At the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our Des Moines long-term disability litigation lawyers are ready to help you fight for the financial relief you need while you recover from your injuries. We will handle every detail of your case so that you can focus on getting proper medical treatment and caring for your family. Do not hesitate to reach out to our legal team for help appealing a denied long-term disability claim or any other aspect of long-term disability litigation in Iowa.
Put Over 100 Years of Combined Experience on Your Side
You cannot afford to have your claim denied when you are relying on those benefits to keep your family from becoming financially destitute. At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., we have over a century of combined experience navigating all types of complex workers’ compensation and disability matters. We understand the challenges you are facing, as well as the importance of securing benefits on your behalf. Our team of experienced litigation lawyers is ready to fight tirelessly for you.
If you or someone you know needs help filing a claim for long-term disability or has had their claim denied, contact the long-term disability litigation attorneys at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. We do not collect any attorneys’ fees unless/until we win your case.
To speak with a representative in our office, call (515) 705-0233 today. Hablamos español.