We met with a new potential client recently. He was considering applying for benefits under his company's long-term disability policy. He wanted to make sure that he did things properly. He contacted us because he knows that BenGlassLaw handles more long term disability appeals and lawsuits than any other firm in Virginia.
He had recently met with another local attorney who offered to do the entire application for him for a whopping $30,000. Even if you are a high wage earner (high wage earner long term disability claims are much more likely to get denied) That's crazy. Here's why:
- Most experienced long-term disability attorneys can teach you everything you need to know to make the initial application in about 90 minutes or so.
- In our office, at this time, a meeting like that costs about $600.
- If you have good doctors who will support your claim, and you have a medically verifiable claim, there is no need for an attorney to send you to "their doctor" for anything.
- There is nothing that attorney is going to do that is going to be worth $30,000 to you. A short consultation that includes a review of your current medical records will go far in helping you get your claim approved.
This client was so thankful that we had just saved him over $29,000! We even offered to review his paperwork BEFORE it is submitted and at no additional cost to him.
Why would we do that? We have plenty of work from people who have been denied benefits by insurance companies looking out for their profits.
We do recommend that you consult with BenGlassLaw before you apply, but we don't believe it should cost you $30,000 to get the application right.