Understanding Disability Benefit Claims
Injured individuals have a variety of benefits they may be entitled to. Some examples of these benefits are short-term disability benefits and long-term disability benefits. These benefits may be available through a private insurance policy or a statutory insurance policy. Sometimes, individuals are unfairly denied these benefits. This can happen when an individual first applies for the benefits, or the benefits can be terminated after the individual has already received some benefits. It can sometimes require the intervention of a lawyer to ensure that the insurance company agrees to pay the benefits or reinstate them.
Whether or not the insurance company will agree to pay the benefits depends on the policy’s wording and the policy’s legal interpretation. For long-term disability claims, the benefits are often terminated or denied when the insurer feels insufficient evidence to support the inability to work. Sometimes, insurers also rely on their medical experts to justify their decisions.
Why Hire a Denial of Benefits Lawyer in New Brunswick
If you have a disability claim in New Brunswick, it is important to have a lawyer who can both support you through the process and help get your benefits approved or reinstated.
Having a lawyer with experience in the jurisdiction where the claim will be brought is also important, as the laws and rules differ between provinces.
Finally, you want to retain a lawyer with experience representing clients for disability claims in the Courts in New Brunswick. Experienced litigation lawyers are well-versed in the legal rules and can leverage this knowledge strategically during your claim.
At Melanson Law, we have over 35 years of experience. We know the insurance companies in New Brunswick well, and they know us. We know the legal issues that arise during a disability claim and how to address these issues. We appear frequently before the Courts in New Brunswick and can leverage the law and rules to best support your claim.
Our Experienced Denial of Benefits Legal Services
It is important that the lawyer you hire knows how to manage and support your claim. Our experienced lawyers at Melanson Law know how to compile the best evidence to justify your claim. We can also help develop positions and arguments on the interpretation of the policy to best support your claim.
Just because an insurance company has denied you benefits does not mean you may not be entitled to those benefits. Often, it is necessary to get a lawyer involved to enforce your legal rights to those benefits. We want our clients to get the benefits they are entitled to, and we will work hard to get excellent results.
Melanson Law offers free consultations for people with a disability claim. During the free consultation, we can explain the process for a denial of benefits claim and discuss the types of compensation you may be entitled to.
We offer free consultations over the phone. Alternatively, you can meet with one of our lawyers in person. For those located in Fredericton, a meeting can be scheduled at our Fredericton office. Call our office on our toll-free line anytime, and we can schedule an appointment for your free consultation.