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DISABILITY: IT’S NOT JUST FOR “THEM”
Many things in life are difficult to comprehend until we experience them first-hand, specifically, suffering a disability. Being disabled is one of them. It is easy to think of disability as something that happens to other people or “them” until you or someone you care about becomes disabled is affected by it.
Disability is much more common than many people assume. According to the United States Census Bureau, 56.7 million people – nearly 20 percent of the country’s population – had a disability in 2010. More than half of those the reported disabilities were identified as being severe.
Think about it.
If you are reading this at work or in a public place, look around and find five people. One of them is likely to suffer a disabling injury or illness condition at some point in their life. We hope this statistic can help you understand why it is so important to understand your rights. Knowing your rights and how to pursue what you’re entitled to them can make all the difference when the time comes to make file a claim.
It is a wise idea to have the right person guiding you through the insurance and legal processes associated with bringing applying for a long-term disability claim.
When it comes to insurance companies, bureaucracy is a feature, not a nuisance.
The insurance companies go out of their way to make the process cumbersome, complicated, and lengthy. This is an effort on their part Insurers’ make it a goal to make people see policyholders give up on obtaining the benefits they that the disabled are entitled to receiving.
Having a proven disability lawyer on your side who knows how to navigate the process can make things more efficient and provide you with peace of mind.
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