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Success With Disability Claims for Delivery Service Drivers

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Bartolic Law handles Long Term Disability cases at all stages, from filing a claim to lawsuits under ERISA § 502(a). We are who the most discerning clients hire when an insurer denies their claim, and the one they wish they had when another firm loses their appeal and abandons the case. We are Innovative, Authentic, Compassionate, Transparent and Chicago strong. Bartolic Law is nationally renowned for our Innovative work:

SERVICE INDUSTRY
A delivery service driver’s role is to provide convenience to customers by delivering their orders from various stores or restaurants.
MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
In order to be qualified to drive large delivery vehicles, you have to meet certain health requirements.
INELIGIBILITY
If you have a disability or health condition that prevents you from working as a delivery service driver, you may lose your job and need to rely on disability benefits.

Success With Disability Claims for Delivery Service Drivers

Bartolic Law has helped drivers, including those with a Commercial Drivers License, obtain long-term disability benefits. In one case, we helped a commercial driver whose long-term disability claim got denied by the insurance company. The client suffered from advanced diabetes and experienced nerve damage in the client’s extremities. The client lost a commercial driving license, prompting the insurer to deny the claim.

Most policies state that one cannot be disabled due to loss of a license required to work in the occupation. In handling the appeal, we were able to demonstrate that the reason the client could not maintain the license was due to the nerve damage, which rendered the client unable to drive commercially. In essence, the disability was not caused by the loss of the license, but the loss of the license caused by the disability. 

The COVID-19 pandemic only increased the number of people ordering items, groceries, or to-go food from various websites, and delivery service drivers are working harder than ever to make all of these deliveries happen. This can be a satisfying job, as it often allows you to have flexible hours, make overtime rates, and more. However, there are strict medical requirements for commercial drivers to be qualified to drive large delivery vehicles. If you get diagnosed with certain medical conditions that cause disabilities, you might not be able to physically drive, or you might lose your qualifications to continue as a delivery driver.

If this happens, what should you do to ensure you can cover your expenses while you cannot work? If you have disability insurance, you will need to get the claim process started as quickly as possible so you can begin receiving benefits right away. Too often, however, insurance companies do not cooperate and start issuing benefits as they should. The companies look for any reason to avoid paying out on claims to maximize their own profits, so this can be an uphill battle. You can help your situation by seeking help from a Chicago disability benefits lawyer.

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If you’re struggling to get the benefits you need to get by, then we’ll fight to obtain the benefits you deserve. Contact us today to learn more!

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If you need help with a disability claim, do not hesitate to consult with Bartolic ‌Law. We represent clients with a wide range of disabilities, so please contact‌ ‌us‌ for more information today.

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