Dental professionals can experience many occupation-related injuries. They must work for long hours in uncomfortable static positions, putting strains on their backs and necks. If a dentist or dental hygienist suffers an injury to the hand, elbow or wrist, this can prevent the dental professional from performing many types of procedures, or limit the number of procedures the professional can perform each day. In addition, dental professionals are subject to injuries and diseases outside the workplace that can prevent them from working.
You may be covered by an individual or group disability policy. However, that does not mean that you will receive the disability benefits you deserve. Insurance companies frequently deny claims, and they often limit the duration of benefits.
If your disability claim has been denied or you have been informed that your benefits will last for only 24 months, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Experienced Advocates for Dental Professionals
DarrasLaw is a nationally recognized disability claim law firm. We have extensive experience representing dentists, dental hygienists and other medical professionals. This experience spans the spectrum of injuries and disabilities, including:
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Hand, elbow, wrist and tendon injuries
- Disabling mental conditions
- Self-reported disabilities, such as fibromyalgia and chronic pain
When you retain DarrasLaw to represent you, we will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible result for you.
Disability Claim Denials for Dentists and Dental Hygienists
In the event of a claim denial, you generally have a limited time in which to file an appeal. For an ERISA-covered claim, you must appeal within 180 days or less. The deadline may be different in the case of an individual disability policy. Our firm can file your appeal, collect relevant medical, occupational and financial information and represent you in the appeal process.
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For a free consultation with a lawyer about a dentist or dental hygienist disability claim, contact DarrasLaw.