Fighting For Disability Benefits For Mental Illness Sufferers
When mental illness strikes, it can upend your world. Performing routine tasks becomes difficult. It can be trying to interact with strangers, friends and family members. Mental illness can make it tough to get motivated to leave the house for work, or even perform your job duties. If your doctor has diagnosed you with a mental illness and it and medication side effects have affected your ability to perform your job, it is likely that you meet your disability policy’s definition of disability.
Unfortunately, even if you have long-term disability coverage and your mental illness is verified by your physician, there is no guarantee the insurance company will pay the benefits you are owed. Because mental illness claims are typically subjective in nature, these types of claims are the most difficult to convince an insurance company to pay. This is when you need to rely on the insight and legal knowledge of a skilled and experienced long-term disability insurance attorney. McKennon Law Group PC in Newport Beach, California, has helped hundreds of people.
Complex Rules Require Top-Notch Representation
Every insurance policy is different, but typically, in order to prove that you are entitled to long-term disability benefits, you will need to prove that you are unable to perform the duties of your own job. In some policies, the standard is even harder to meet as you would need to prove you are unable to perform the duties of any occupation for which you are reasonably qualified based on your education, training and work experience.
If an insurance company denies your claim, our dedicated, professional and aggressive attorneys can guide you. We understand the complexities of federal ERISA and state bad faith insurance laws. We also know how to take on insurance companies while advocating for people with mental illness.
Reach Out Now To Our Skilled Attorneys
If you are unable to perform your job duties due to mental illness and have been denied disability benefits, let us help you. McKennon Law Group PC in Newport Beach, California, has decades of experience. We have represented clients throughout Southern California as well as the state. For a free consultation, please fill out this request form or call 1-800-682-4137.