ERISA Long-Term Disability Lawyers
Nearly all employer-provided benefit plans and pensions are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). While ERISA offers methods for resolving long-term disability claims, it gives insurance companies an enormous advantage that encourages them to wrongly deny claims and significantly limits claimants’ rights.
Bringing a claim under ERISA is complex and requires detailed knowledge of federal statutes and case law, as well as a familiarity with the strategies and tactics of insurance companies. At the DL Law Group in San Francisco, we help clients whose claims have been denied as well as those who are involved in disputes regarding an employer-based disability, pension or life insurance plan. Our attorneys have the necessary experience, focused knowledge and proven skill to help resolve even the most challenging cases in this highly specialized area of the law.
Contact a San Francisco ERISA attorney today to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your denied insurance claim.
The Law Favors Insurance Companies
When you file an ERISA claim, the law is in favor of the powerful insurance companies that want to avoid or limit the amount they pay out. For example, ERISA:
- Limits your rights and available remedies
- Prevents you from filing a lawsuit against the insurer until you exhaust an administrative appeal
- Restricts what evidence can be introduced and at what time
- Does not allow you to have a jury trial
- Does not allow for punitive damages
Because the law provides no substantial punishment for failing to pay a legitimate claim , insurance companies can deny legitimate claims with impunity.
Our San Francisco ERISA attorneys are actively working to change this grossly unfair law and eliminate the bias in favor of insurance companies. Until the law changes, we continue to build solid cases for clients, aggressively helping them obtain the benefits they deserve. We offer a full range of services for clients dealing with ERISA issues, including:
- Applying for benefits
- Appealing denials
- Appealing benefits termination
- Litigation in the California state or federal courts
Is your insurance company misleading you? Just because your insurance company says your claim is governed by ERISA does not necessarily mean that it is. Speak to the highly experienced attorneys at the DL Law Group to find out about all the intricacies of ERISA disability claims, and to make sure your insurer does not get away with denying a legitimate claim.
Vigorously Protecting the Rights of Employees: Contact a San Francisco ERISA Attorney
- Do you have questions about an ERISA issue?
- Do you need help with an ERISA claim denial appeal?
Our office is conveniently located on Franklin Street in San Francisco, just blocks from the courthouses.
We handle ERISA cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay no legal fees until we are successful on your behalf.