The Disability Specialists focus on representing clients throughout California and nationwide on claims for disability benefits that have been denied by their insurance company.
If a serious injury or illness has prevented you from working, The Disability Specialists will help you recover the disability benefits that you are entitled to receive and that you have paid premiums for throughout your period of employment.
Whether you have obtained your disability coverage through your employer, or purchased an individual policy outside the workplace setting, The Disability Specialists can help you navigate the administrative appeal process and/or pursue the claim in litigation, if necessary.
Call us at (818) 495-8298 for a free consultation today.
When you work with us, our attorneys will be personally working on your case. We never hand off cases to associates.
With over 20 years of experience, our attorneys can be trusted to help protect your rights.
Specialized Practice Areas
We specialize in three practice areas, allowing us to stay up to date and provide personalized representation to every client.
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The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for most voluntarily established retirement and health plans to provide protection to individuals in these types of plans.
ERISA only affects disability insurance benefits that are sponsored by an employer as part of a group employee benefit package. However, there are exceptions.
ERISA does not cover disability plans established or maintained by government entities or churches for their employees.
If you are employed by a government agency or church, or if you have purchased an individual policy, your disability claim will be governed by state laws.
The Disability Specialists are able to represent you on your denied claim whether governed by ERISA or state law. Contact us today to get started.
Helping Clients NationwideWe provide the personalized legal support you need and deserve.
If your claim for disability benefits has been denied under a group plan governed by ERISA, there are stringent time limitations on your obligation to submit a written appeal. The Disability Specialists can assist you through the administrative appeal process, and then litigation if necessary.
Failure to exhaust the administrative appeal process on a claim governed by ERISA can result in you being legally barred from pursuing your claim any further. Therefore, it is imperative that you have an experienced lawyer guide you through the appeal process.
If you have already exhausted the appeal process on your own, The Disability Specialists can handle your case in litigation.
“Through their tireless efforts, Mr. Zietz and Mr. Krauss were able to get the insurance company to reverse their denial of benefits. I highly recommend this team of attorneys and their staff to assist anyone with a denied disability benefits claim.”- William C.
“If I had not hired Todd and Kevin to help me I may have ended up on the street, I will be forever grateful to them and I cannot recommend them enough.”- Shawn F.
“Their compassion and patience shown to me every time I called for reassurance on my case really put me at ease. I would recommend Kevin and Todd to any of my friends of family that need help.”- Kimberly J.
“Mr. Krauss and Mr. Zietz were extremely helpful and professional in working on my claim with the insurance company. They were thoughtful and approachable which made me feel comfortable during stressful times.”- Chau D.