Supporting Patients in the Pursuit of Long Term Disability Benefits
Behind only heart disease, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Recent improvements in cancer treatments are combating the symptoms of cancer, and allowing more and more people to live happy lives even while battling the disease. Unfortunately, no known cure exists, and current treatments cannot completely eliminate the painful symptoms cancer often presents. If you’re in this situation, hiring a Cancer LTD attorney can significantly increase your chances of a successful disability claim.
While there are many different types of cancer ranging from lung cancer to brain cancer, many general symptoms exist that can make it difficult for you to work while battling the disease. Common cancer symptoms include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Weight loss
- Back pain
- Stomach pain
This list of symptoms does not even consider the impact cancer treatments can have on your body. Cancer treatments like surgery, radiation and chemotherapy can leave you feeling weak, nauseous and sore, making it difficult to work while undergoing treatment.
Cancer and Long Term Disability Benefits
If you are prevented from working due to the symptoms of cancer, you may be entitled to long term disability benefits under your employer’s coverage plan. Unfortunately, obtaining the benefits you are qualified for can be a difficult task; many LTD carriers deny initial disability claims for benefits on the grounds that the claimant’s cancer does not prevent them from working.
Our Cancer LTD attorneys leverage more than 50 years of combined experience to offer the advice you need to understand the LTD claims and appeals process. Whether you need assistance filing your initial claim for benefits, or have already been denied a claim, we have the skills and knowledge needed to guide you through the process before you.
Among the main challenges of filing a successful LTD claim for cancer is proving that your cancer symptoms prevent you from working. We will work closely with you and your doctors to obtain the necessary documentation of your condition, and will help you file your claim or appeal in the manner that offers the best possible chance of gaining approval.
Contact us online or call (205) 881-0555 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your specific concerns with one of our experienced cancer LTD lawyers.
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