After suffering an injury, illness or disability that prevents a person from continuing their employment, that person must suffer the additional difficulty of obtaining an alternative source of income.
Unfortunately, a large number of people who must file a claim on their disability policy are denied benefits for which they or their employers may have paid dearly for years.
It is at this point, and upon realizing this, you will seek the advice of an experienced long-term disability law firm.
Here are some tips for choosing one:
Choose an attorney who practices in your jurisdiction, province, or state. Before calling an attorney, or when doing so, the first thing to verify is that the attorney you are looking for assistance is practicing in the correct jurisdiction. The best help a lawyer can give you if you don't is to direct you to the address of another lawyer.
2) Practice focus: expert or hobbyist
One of the next questions to ask your prospective disability attorney is "what is your area of expertise?" Does the attorney you are talking to practice in the area you need help with?
The area of law practiced by an attorney can encompass any area in which they have a competence and a client. Unfortunately, this way of regulating lawyers, which allows them to practice any area in which they have competence, is difficult to enforce.
For that reason, you need to make sure that the attorney you are looking to hire has real experience in long-term disability law. Read their website, see what they have written, do you focus on disability law or some other area with disability law only as an aside, if it appears at all?