Long Term Disability Lawyer

Long Term Disability Lawyers with a National Reputation

Get the Benefits You Deserve with Dedicated LTD Lawyers on Your Side

Being unable to work due to a serious injury, physical disability, or mental health disability can be a frightening and frustrating experience. It can be difficult to focus on your  recovery or everyday life with the worry of how you will pay your bills hanging over your head. You may be able to find financial relief through the long term disability programs often offered by employers. As a covered member of a LTD plan, you are entitled to a percentage of your income, a fact that can provide a great deal of financial and emotional relief in many situations.

While your LTD plan does entitle you to financial assistance when you are unable to work, obtaining your benefits is not always an easy process. Help is available, however; at the law firm of Burke Harvey, LLC, our long term disability lawyers have the experience and knowledge needed to help you address a wide range of LTD matters and pursue the support you are entitled to. With more than 50 years of combined experience, our attorneys have helped clients across the United States recover LTD benefits in even the most difficult situations.

LTD Lawyers Fighting for Financial Assistance You’ve Earned

Many claims are initially denied by plan administrators, while others are approved at rates that are lower than appropriate. Our LTD firm understands the difficulties you face while pursuing benefits. Whether you need assistance completing your initial claim, or have already been denied a claim for benefits, we work to help you file the necessary paperwork to move on to the next step in the benefits claim process.

Insurers often require a great deal of documentation and proof of your condition, information that can be difficult to find in even the best circumstances. Our staff will carefully explore every aspect of your case and help you obtain the information you need to complete your claim or appeal. We also offer advice on the most effective methods of filing your paperwork, and work to complete your claim in the manner that provides the best possible chance of success.

LTD Attorneys with Proven Methods Dealing With Insurance Companies

Our firm believes that when dealing with insurance companies, you should always:

  • Keep detailed notes of your interactions
  • Maintain a record of phone calls, e-mails and letters
  • Compile all of your medical records and doctors’ notes
  • Be sure to understand your coverage policy
  • Keep them informed of changes to your condition
  • Remember that you have the right to independent medical care
  • Stand up for your rights – do not be intimidated into dropping your claim
  • Note that it’s possible to file an initial claim, but it’s much easier with a lawyer
  • Hire an attorney if you have had your claim denied

While many people choose to file an initial claim for long term disability benefits without legal counsel, the process can be confusing and difficult, especially when you are in pain. We suggest hiring an attorney to help with your claim, especially if you have received notice that your initial claim has been denied.

Has Your Claim for LTD Benefits Been Denied? Call Us Today.

Receiving notice that your claim for LTD benefits has been denied can be a frustrating experience. Fortunately, your quest for benefits does not end with an initial denial notice. Instead, you have the option to file an appeal, and eventually have the right to have your case heard before a federal judge.

If you have been denied an initial claim for benefits, do not panic – call us. We’ve helped thousands of disabled individuals nationwide recover the benefits they deserve.

To help reduce some of your worry, we offer free consultations and will represent you on a contingent fee basis, meaning that you are not responsible for legal fees unless we are able to help you obtain benefits.

Contact us online or call 888-880-9046 to schedule your free consultation with a long term disability attorney today.

“My experience working with Burke Harvey, LLC, was a very encouraging one. Their firm took on one of the most difficult insurance companies to work with and we prevailed. I am very impressed with their services. This was a Long Term Disability claim that we won. I would recommend this law firm to anyone who’s seeking legal counsel, in such cases. Again, my thanks to Peter Burke and staff for the outstanding job.”

Leslie Illinois — 3/26/2012


I had the pleasure of working with Burke Harvey, LLC, specifically Mr. Peter Burke, in 2010 and 2011. I had filed a lawsuit against Unum Life Insurance Company of America for denying my claim for Long Term Disability benefits. I had been told Burke Harvey had extensive experience with dealing with the legal staff at Unum.
Although fighting a huge corporation such as Unum Life Insurance can never be considered pleasurable, Mr. Burke consistently kept me advised of the status of my claim and diligently worked with Unum’s legal staff to settle on what was a reasonable settlement. The firm is extremely well informed, their communication could not be better, and the personnel are extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Should the need ever arise, I would not hesitate to contact Mr. Burke to represent me.

Karra California — 7/17/2013


I highly recommend Peter Burke and his team at B&H law.  Despite our case being a smaller LTD claim, he understood that it was a ‘big’ claim to us and meant alot to our family’s finances and my healthcare.  His compassion, dedication, and integrity is without question.  When we were too tired to fight on our own, Mr. Burke carried us through the process and settled our case; and for that, we will always be grateful.

J. Caudill & Family Kentucky