FAQ: Long-Term Disability, AD&D

Why do I need a Disability Attorney? An attorney can help you from start to finish in the process of obtaining disability benefits. From the initial application to appeals and, if necessary, litigation, an experienced disability attorney can help you navigate the minefield of loopholes, exclusions and excuses used to deny valid claims for benefits. The application processes for SSDI and private disability insurance benefits are similar in many ways. The main difference between the two, however, is that insurance companies are motivated by profits. Of course, they make money by charging premiums, but they also add to their bottom line by denying claims. Edward Doskey is familiar with the fine print in disability insurance policies and the tactics the insurance companies use to deny valid claims. He can aid with the application process by showing you how to avoid common mistakes thereby increasing the chances of having your disability claim being approved at the outset. Even if your claim is denied, Mr. Doskey has the experience needed to handle the appeal process, and, if necessary, to sue the insurance company to obtain benefits on behalf of disabled clients. What is LTD (Long Term Disability)? LTD insurance and SSDI are similar to each other in many ways. Both disability plans require claimants to make a written application for benefits and, if denied, the insurance company, like the Social Security Administration, issues a written reason for the denial and explains the claimant’s appeal options. While the claim evaluation processes may be similar, insurance policies or plans do not necessarily define “disability” the same way the Social Security Administration does. It is...

Resources – Disability & Healthcare

Disability and Healthcare Resources in New Orleans and the Surrounding Parishes Louisiana Aging and Disability Resource Center: www.LouisianaAnswers.com Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Medicaid Provider Locator: www.dhh.louisiana.gov Find a Doctor: www.ochsner.org/find_a_doctor>Ochsner Health System Find-a-Doctor Associations for Specific Illnesses Alzheimer’s Association: 2605 River Road Jefferson, LA (504) 849-9081 Alzheimer’s Association – Louisiana Chapter website Alzheimer’s Services of Crescent City: 5125 Taravella Rd Marrero, LA 70072 (504)340-8565 Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana: 3701 Canal Street, Suite H New Orleans, LA (504) 486-6326 EpilepsyLouisiana.org Website Mental Health Association of St. Tammany: (985) 641-0619 Multiple Sclerosis Society: (504) 832-4013 National MS Society – Louisiana National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana: (504) 861-4500 National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana Website – KidneyLa.org N.O. AIDS Task Force: (504) 821-2601 NO/AIDSTaskForce Website Sickle Cell Center of Southern Louisiana: (504) 588-5413 SCCSL Website Hospitals East Jefferson General Hospital: 4200 Houma Blvd. Metairie, LA (504) 456-5000 ejgh.org Kindred Hospital: 3601 Coliseum St. New Orleans, LA (504) 899-1555 KinderedHospitalNOLA.org Ochsner Medical Center-Baptist Campus 2700 Napoleon Ave. New Orleans, LA (504) 899-9311 Ochsner – Baptist Campus Ochsner Medical Center-Westbank 2500 Belle Chase Hwy. Gretna, LA (504) 392-3131 Ochsner – West Bank River Parishes Hospital 500 Rue de Sante LaPlace, LA (985) 652-7000 River Parishes Hospital Slidell Memorial Hospital 100 Gause Blvd. Slidell, LA (985) 643-2200 St. Charles Parish Hospital 1057 Paul Maillard Rd. Luling, LA (985) 785-6242 St. James Parish Hospital 2471 Louisiana Ave. Lutcher, LA (225) 869-5512 St. Tammany Parish Hospital 1202 S. Tyler Street Covington, LA (985) 898-4000 SE Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System (504) 412-3700 Touro Infirmary 1401 Foucher Street New Orleans, LA (504) 897-7011 Tulane-Lakeside Hospital 4700 I-10 Service Rd....

Disability Insurance Law: Long Term Disability, Accidental Death & Dismemberment

Disability Insurance Law Disability Insurance law covers a broad range of topics, statutes and regulatory schemes. Disability benefits is just one area of disability law. The basic idea underlying all types of disability benefits is to provide an economic safety net to people when, due to injury or illness, they cannot work, either temporarily or for the foreseeable future. Why You Need a Disability Attorney An attorney can help you from start to finish in the process of obtaining disability benefits. From the initial application to appeals and, if necessary, litigation, an experienced disability attorney can help you navigate the minefield of loopholes, exclusions and excuses used to deny valid claims for benefits. The application processes for SSDI and private disability insurance benefits are similar in many ways. The main difference between the two, however, is that insurance companies are motivated by profits. Of course, they make money by charging premiums, but they also add to their bottom line by denying claims. Edward Doskey is familiar with the fine print in disability insurance policies and the tactics the insurance companies use to deny valid claims. He can aid with the application process by showing you how to avoid common mistakes thereby increasing the chances of having your disability claim being approved at the outset. Even if your claim is denied, Mr. Doskey has the experience needed to handle the appeal process, and, if necessary, to sue the insurance company to obtain benefits on behalf of disabled clients. Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD) LTD insurance and SSDI are similar to each other in many ways. Both disability plans require claimants...

Contact Us

Contact Us   Phone: (504) 684-4473 Fax: (504) 324-2398 Email: info@doskeylaw.com Or visit us Doskey Law, P.L.C.’s office is located in the New Orleans Central Business District (CBD) and is within walking distance to federal and state trial courts and courts of appeal. Our office is also conveniently located near the Crescent City Connection, which makes us easily accessible to our Westbank clients. Doskey Law, P. L. C. 807 Howard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70113 View Larger Map Questions About Your Disability Case? Would you like to speak with us regarding your Disability Insurance case? We may have already answered your question, please check the Frequently Asked Questions about Disability Insurance Law. Questions about your Disability Insurance Case?  We’ll try to help. Contact Disability Lawyer Ed Doskey: * indicates required field Name:* Email:* Re-enter Email:* Phone Number: Best time to call you: Preferred method of contact: Phone Email What's happened recently with your case?: Please type the numbers in the...