Helping People Obtain the Benefits They Deserve

When faced with a question about a long-term disability claim, it is important to hire an attorney capable of standing up and advocating for you. You need a lawyer who has handled a large number of disability claims successfully. At Katine & Nechman in Houston, Texas, Mitchell Katine is a former chair of the State Bar of Texas Disability Issues Committee. He has proven himself capable of standing up for the rights of disabled people in Texas.Father in wheelchair

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Long-term disability insurance provides you with financial assistance when you are unable to work because of a serious disability. The process of filing for benefits can be confusing without the guidance of an experienced attorney. At the law firm of Katine & Nechman, we have helped countless individuals navigate the confusing process of applying for a disability claim and fighting to remain on disability.

ERISA and Long-Term Disability Claims

Most employees who receive long-term disability insurance from their employer are covered under ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act). When you cannot work because of a disability, your claim will first go to your employer's insurance company to determine the extent of your disability. If the insurance company denies your claim, you usually have 180 days to file an appeal with the insurance company. If you lose your appeal, the next step is to file an ERISA lawsuit against the insurance company. The success of your lawsuit usually depends upon the thoroughness of your appeal. It is vital to the success of your case to hire an experienced disability claims lawyer to assist you with the appeal process.

We speak often on a number of issues affecting our clients and community, participate in many activities that benefit the community, and have prepared publications on these issues.

To speak to an experienced disability claims attorney, contact us at Katine & Nechman today. Visit our resource page to find links to other important disability sites.