Protecting Today’s Professionals
As an IT professional, you are likely invaluable to the companies and people with whom you work, but an injury or illness can inhibit your ability to perform your job duties as assigned. Even if you have disability insurance through your employer, you can assume the insurance company will do all that it can to deny your claim.
At DarrasLaw, our attorneys are well versed in the tactics insurance companies use, and we will use this knowledge to help you fill out your application correctly and submit all necessary documentation through the appropriate channels.
Common IT Professional Injuries and Afflictions
Given the nature of your job, you probably spend long hours sitting at a workstation behind a computer screen. As an IT professional, you may suffer from an industry-specific affliction such as:
- Ergonomic problems
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Vision problems, including computer vision syndrome
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
While some injuries or afflictions may lessen or improve with rest and treatment, there may be others that cause permanent or long term problems.
It is not at all uncommon for an insurance provider to try and dispute the cause or nature of your disability, or argue that it is not in line with the insurer’s interpretation of the term. Depending on the nature of your disability, the insurance company may also attempt to use video surveillance of you performing certain actions in an attempt to justify its denial of your claim. In the event that your claim is denied, there are often time restrictions that dictate how long you have to file an appeal. We will work closely with you to ensure these deadlines are met.
Preserving Your Livelihood
If you have suffered an injury or developed an illness that keeps you from working, and you need assistance with your disability benefits, contact DarrasLaw online or call 800-458-4577. We’re located in Ontario, California, and help people nationwide.