Bartolic Law helped many Engineers get their long-term disability benefits paid. We use our experience and knowledge of the unique demands of this occupation, and knowledge of the illnesses and injuries that more severely impact Engineers to demonstrate their inability to perform the occupation, or other occupations. In a recent case, we demonstrated a Network Engineer suffering from Parkinson’s Disease could not maintain the necessary fine motor functioning to perform the necessary computer work. We used diagrams of the type of tremor the client experienced to show how that particular tremor would affect working on a keyboard and mouse. In another recent case, we helped an Engineer make an initial claim. The client’s concern was experiencing an interruption in income by an insurer’s delay or denial. We guided the client through giving the insurer prompt notice of the claim, and providing all necessary proof, to ensure the client got the benefit paid as early as possible.
Engineers are highly talented and technical individuals who invent, design, build, and maintain many structures, roads, machines, and infrastructures that our society relies on. Gaining the necessary education, training, and experience in the field to become a successful engineer takes time, focus, and energy, and it can be devastating when a disabling condition causes you to be unable to continue working in the engineering profession. Different physical and mental disabilities can cause issues that make it impossible for you to work as an engineer. In this situation, many people turn to their disability insurance companies to seek benefits for financial support.
Different physical and mental disabilities can cause issues that make it impossible for you to work as an engineer. In this situation, many people turn to their disability insurance companies to seek benefits for financial support. However, the claim process often turns out to be much more challenging than they might imagine, and many disabled claimants experience delays, wrongful denials, and other issues. The last thing you need when you are facing a disability is to deal with a difficult insurance company that refuses to pay your benefits. Leave the claims process or appeals to a Chicago disability lawyer who can evaluate your claim and take the necessary steps to obtain the full disability benefits you need and deserve.
Ferrin v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., 336 F. Supp. 3d 910 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 28, 2018) (holding insurance policy’s grant of discretionary authority is void under Texas law due to certificate being issued after effective date of regulation, and policy renewing after effective date, and holding Plaintiff was disabled from Any Reasonable Occupation where treating doctors certify she can sit at the occasional level, and insurer’s consultants opine Plaintiff can sit frequently, as weighing all evidence together would make capacity likely at low end of frequent range at best).
Sadowski v. Tuckpointers Local 52 Health & Welfare Trust, 281 F. Supp. 3d 710 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 20, 2017) (holding plan was arbitrary and capricious in denying medical benefits for removal of spinal cord stimulator following a fall down the stairs and infection where plan argued the expenses were caused by the same injury as the car accident necessitating implantation of the stimulator years earlier)
Tassone v. United of Omaha Life Ins. Co., 264 F. Supp. 3d 867 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 30, 2017) (awarding client long term disability benefits denied by United of Omaha despite insurer’s doctor opining there was no objective evidence of functional impairment)
Suson v. PNC Fin. Servs. Grp., Inc., No. 15-CV-10817, 2017 WL 3234809 (N.D. Ill. July 31, 2017) (holding Liberty Mutual’s denial of client’s long term disability benefits was arbitrary and capricious where Liberty Mutual disregarded client’s carpal tunnel syndrome and relied on a vocational opinion to which client never had an opportunity to address before litigation)
Engineers increasingly perform their work on machines, whether through design software, or through maintaining systems. Conditions that impair Engineers’ hand/upper extremity functioning disproportionately affect them. Illnesses like Parkinson’s Disease disproportionately affect Engineers because of the impact on fine motor functioning and control of hands and fingers. Engineers who can no longer work due to disability should not wait to consult with Bartolic Law. We handle disability claims for a wide variety of professionals, and we can assess your situation. Contact us to learn more about how we might help and for a free case evaluation.