ERISA Disability Lawsuit Attorneys
for Missouri (including St. Louis and Clayton) and southern Illinois (including East St. Louis and Belleville)
ERISA Disability Lawsuits:
When a person has any type of insurance through an employer, that type of insurance claim falls under a federal law called ERISA. Heller, Gallagher & Finley, L.L.P. specializes in ERISA lawsuits involving long- and short-term disability, health and life insurance claims, accidental death and dismemberment, and long-term care.
Employee-benefit insurance claims are complicated. The rules and regulations make it difficult for people to recover when an insurance company denies an employee-benefit claim. Very few lawyers have the expertise to help people whose employee benefits are denied. We know how to navigate ERISA’s complex procedures.
We have helped clients when their health-insurance carrier has refused to pay for treatment that their doctors determined was needed. In these cases, the insurance company decided the treatment was experimental, investigational, elective, for a pre-existing condition or not medically necessary.
Often, insurance companies will try to deny or limit disability benefits for individuals suffering conditions such as multiple sclerosis, degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, AIDS, bipolar disorder and Alzheimer’s disease. We offer expertise in making these claims.
Accidental Death and Life Insurance Claims
Even when someone has experienced a tragic death or debilitating accident, insurance companies will often try to avoid paying benefits under an accident or life insurance policy. We know how to fight these denials.
Legal Support and Representation for ERISA Lawsuits in St. Louis and Southern Illinois: Contact Us
If you have been denied a long-term disability claim or other employee-benefit claim, contact us at (314) 725-1780 for a free consultation. We can answer your questions about the ERISA process and explain all types of claims against an insurance company.
It is important to have a lawyer’s advice in these claims. ERISA has complicated rules and regulations that limit compensation. It also has strict deadlines that may even prevent you from getting your benefits at all. We will be glad to assist and support you.
Just a few of the insurance companies we have successfully handled matters against include:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Golden Key
- United Healthcare
- Unum Provident