At the Connecticut law firm of Brown Paindiris & Scott, our guiding principle when it comes to advising clients is to focus on serving the clients' real-world interests and aims. We help employees with all issues related to employment benefit claims, including Connecticut LTD claims, long-term disability claims, ERISA claims in Connecticut, and health insurance denials. We know that often these plans can cause much confusion and anxiety. We are here to provide clear counsel that creates much-needed peace of mind during this technical process.
Our firm has extensive experience helping employees navigate this area. He represents claimants on a wide variety of employment benefit claim issues. When clients leave his office, David's goal is that they have a real understanding of what will happen with their case, what factors will go into proving their claim, and the likelihood of success, so they have a detailed understanding of the opportunities, strengths, and weaknesses of their situation.
Skillfully Handling LTD And Other Employee Benefit Disputes
We handle cases involving all types of employment benefit claims, including:
- Health Insurance Denials
- Severance pay claims
- Pension claims
- Long-term Disability, short-term disability claims, appeals and litigation and Disability benefits
- Private disability policies
- All other employee benefit claims, under both the Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA") and the common law
We know that insurance companies often try to undermine the claimant in any number of ways from conducting surveillance on employees without their knowledge to cherry-picking medical records, and having file reviewers distort what doctors say and write on their reports.
We take the time to work closely with claimants to make sure independent medical reviews are conducted so that a second opinion can reflect their true capability and condition. This includes accurately capturing the effect of the disability on their ability to work or engage in daily living. Doctors usually only focus on the diagnostic aspect, but we will make sure that they also capture vocational ability, which can be vital for the appeal of a benefit denial.
Our firm knows the standards and tests used to grant or deny a claim. He will talk to doctors to gather the appropriate information to prove to the insurance company that an injured worker is disabled. He works closely with doctors to show that even when objective proof is not available, a claimant does suffer from a condition that renders him or her disabled.
Experience With Appeals And Litigating Benefit Claims
We also handle claims and appeals involving private disability policies. This type of insurance is often bought by doctors, lawyers, accountants and other professionals. It is not governed by ERISA, but is controlled by the contract laws of Connecticut. Our firm has extensive experience in civil litigation, unlike many other disability lawyers who only know the limited arena that SSDI claims are handled in. We have litigated in the Connecticut Supreme Court as well as the Second Circuit.
We believe that the key to success is communication with clients. He returns phone calls and emails the same day, whenever he can. He is always available to answer questions and provide updates. Our firm is known for this level of service as well. We know you want answers, and we are committed to working with you to achieve your goals and much-needed peace of mind.
With four offices throughout central Connecticut, and with a Connecticut-wide employee benefit practice, we are a convenient source of cost-effective and practical legal solutions. Contact us today to find out more about what our skilled Fairfield County and Hartford employment law attorneys can do for you.
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- Mental Impairments: Disabilities And Accommodation
- Appealing Benefit Denials with the Plan: Law, Regulations and Practice
- Jack Welsh's Red Sox Tickets, Devlin v. Empire Blue Cross And Vesting of Welfare Benefits
- Employee Enforcement of HIPAA
- Time Limits For Erisa Benefit Appeals, and The Affordable Care Act
- 2010 Annual Review of ERISA Litigation
- 2011 Annual ERISA Litigation Update
- 2012 ERISA Litigation Update
- 2013 ERISA Litigation Update
- 2014 ERISA Litigation Update
- 2015 ERISA Litigation Update
Learn More About Our Employment Law Attorney
To learn more, contact Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP, at our Hartford, Connecticut firm, by calling 860-266-4278.