You trusted the safety net that you paid into and believed the guarantees and promises that were made. Now something happened and you can’t work, but your insurance company says you have no claim, or that you’re not disabled. This is a frustrating and scary situation that you have never been in before; but we have. Below, we are previewing two of the ten ways that we can help you fight to get you what you are owed and protect what’s yours.
To learn more and get the full list, please attend our first ERISA/Long-Term Disability Workshop on Tuesday, April 16, 2019! This workshop is free and open to anyone who may need guidance with an ERISA and disability claim. We hope to see you there.
Examine whether your claim is subject to ERISA.
“ERISA” stands for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and is a federal law that regulates most employee benefits received through an employer. Many, if not most, disability benefits are subject to ERISA. With ERISA, there are rules involved in appealing your case and taking it to court that are different from ordinary insurance and contract disputes. Marcellino & Tyson is one of a handful of firms that have a proven record of success helping individuals secure ERISA benefits.
Seek an attorney’s help BEFORE your claim has been denied.
Disability claims oftentimes require a great deal of up-front “legwork” that you must do to ensure the best presentation of your case. Seeking help from an attorney is the best way to do so. Unfortunately, clients oftentimes seek legal counsel only after they have been fully and finally denied.
Navigating the administrative process can be a time consuming and difficult process, but we can guide you through it. We work as your counselor and advocate and have your best future in mind. It’s very hard to concentrate on healing and learning to cope with a disability when you’re also battling an insurance company and worried about whether and when you might begin to receive benefits. Having experienced counsel take some of those burdens away and serving as a point for dealing with the insurance company and others during the administrative process can often provide a significant measure of comfort.
Many clients are worried about approaching an attorney for help with their disability claims because they believe they will have to spend a lot of money upfront. We understand that you may not be able to afford to pay an attorney while you’re fighting for your benefits. At Marcellino & Tyson, PLLC, our attorneys regularly handle disability claims on a “contingency” basis, which means that unless we recover for you, there is no attorney fee. This arrangement allows our clients to have the legal representation they need without having to worry about paying a lawyer while their case is ongoing.
Fortunately, Bryan Tyson is a highly knowledgeable and experienced Charlotte long-term disability lawyer who understands the legal process from all sides. After obtaining both his JD degree and his LL.M. (Masters of Law) in Taxation with a concentration in Employee Benefits, he represented corporate clients in ERISA matters. Today, attorney Tyson uses his more than 17 years of experience in ERISA matters to represent individuals in their claims for disability benefits. Rachel Matesic has spent her entire legal career helping individuals recover ERISA benefits.
Join us for Marcellino & Tyson’s first ERISA/Long-Term Disability Workshop on Tuesday, April 16, 2019!
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