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Appealing a Short or Long Term Disability Claim Denial

If Your Disability Insurance Has Wrongfully Denied Your Claim, Our Disability Appeal Attorneys Can Help Secure the Benefits Owed to You

If your disability benefits claim has been denied, you are entitled to file a short term disability and long term disability appeal. If successful, you will receive your disability benefits through the long term disability appeal process. When your disability claim has been denied, it is important to speak with a qualified disability attorney as soon as possible.

Deadlines are Essential to the Success of Your Appeal

In most cases, you will have a limited amount of time to file your short or long term disability benefits appeal. If your disability insurance plan is governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), you only have 180 days to appeal the denial. Upon receipt of the appeal, the disability insurance company will have up to 90 days to issue its determination. Most disability insurance plans provide for one to two internal appeals.

Experience Increases Your Chances of Success

A disability attorney will give you the best chance to secure your disability benefits. At Hawks Quindel, we have helped hundreds of clients in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin receive their disability benefits, even when they have previously been denied by the insurance company. This is because we know what information is persuasive to disability insurance companies. Hawks Quindel will work with you to submit the necessary expert medical and vocational evidence. We will work hard to make sure that you have the best chance possible to receive your short term disability and long term disability insurance benefits.

Submitting the Right Evidence is Critical

It is important to understand that you likely will not be able to submit additional evidence after the administrative appeal process ends. This means that hiring the right attorney to help you with your disability claims appeal makes all the difference. If the disability insurance company will not listen to reason through the appeals process, we are ready to take the insurance company to court to enforce your rights to benefits.

If your claim for short term disability insurance or long term disability insurance benefits has been denied and you would like to file a short term disability or long term disability appeal, please contact a Hawks Quindel disability attorney for a free case evaluation to discuss your rights. We represent individuals throughout Wisconsin on a contingent fee basis. In Madison, WI call (800) 610-0040 or (608) 257-0040. In Milwaukee, WI call (800) 236-3348 or (414) 271-8650, or send us an email.

To learn more about our Long Term Disability practice, please see our Long Term Disability blog topics.