Long-term disability insurance companies usually do not want to pay claims. As such, they aggressively and unscrupulously investigate injured workers in an attempt to deny claims. They often follow a claimant and monitor their day-to-day activities. This can include such tasks as taking out the trash or walking their dog. They then use photographic evidence to establish proof that the injured worker is not able to collect on their long-term disability benefits.
Unfortunately, this photographic “proof” rarely shows the complete picture. Injured workers often try to resume some of their daily activities, in an attempt to maintain some type of quality of life. While the photos may show the injured worker taking out the trash, they fail to show how much the injured applicant suffers later for performing these activities. Many injured clients can perform one or even two daily activities, but then are in pain the remainder of the day.
Long-term disability companies will stop at nothing to avoid paying disability claims. As such, you need an experienced Seattle worker’s compensation attorney on your side to fight for you. Disability companies are unscrupulous and will often ask claimants for information when filing disability claims that they later use against them. They may even request that you sign releases that can help them investigate you later.
From the moment you are injured on the job, a worker’s compensation lawyer can ensure that disability companies do not take advantage of you. If you have been unfairly denied disability or if you have a disability hearing pending, it is extremely important to have legal representation. LTD insurers know that injured workers don’t always understand their benefits and how to successfully file for disability. They then use this knowledge to gain an unfair advantage.
Contact Seattle Worker’s Compensation Attorneys
If you have been denied long-term disability after an accident on the job, an experienced Seattle worker’s compensation attorney at Phillips Law Firm can help. If you are interested in learning more about your legal options, call us at 1-800-708-6000. Our Seattle worker’s compensation attorneys are waiting to assist you 24/7, offering a free case evaluation. Remember our no fee promise. If we do not recover anything for you, you do not owe us an attorney fee.
The worker compensation lawyers at Phillips Law Firm have successfully represented injured individuals and their families in Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, Everett, Kent, Auburn, Renton, Federal Way, Bellingham, Marysville, Lakewood, Redmond, Shoreline, and throughout the State of Washington.