Are you suffering from lower extremity impairments that prevent you from working? If so, you may be entitled to disability benefits. Insurance companies routinely deny these claims to avoid paying benefits. Give yourself a fair shot at getting your disability benefits claim approved by letting the long term disability attorneys at Abell and Capitan Law help. Whether you need help submitting your initial application or need to appeal a denial, our attorneys have experience fighting the insurance companies so that you get the long term disability benefits you deserve.
“Lower extremity” refers to your entire leg, extending from your hip to your toes. Any injury or disorder in your hip, thigh, knee, ankle, and foot, including your toes, can impair your ability to perform daily functions or to work.
Injuries or debilitating disorders can occur in the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and even the nerves and blood vessels in your lower extremity. Many individuals who suffer from these injuries and ailments struggle with gathering the necessary information to prove their claim to their insurance companies.
At Abell and Capitan Law, we believe our clients are suffering and struggling enough, and we want to put our experience to work to get our clients the disability benefits they deserve. We have the experience to know what information is necessary and how to get it. We will fill out the application with the information that puts your best case forward. We will also handle appeals and, if necessary, litigate (file a lawsuit) to get you the outcome you deserve.
With offices strategically located in Philadelphia, Newtown Square, and Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, as well as in Louisville, Kentucky, Abell and Capitan Law stands ready to help you with your lower extremity impairment disability claim. Don’t wait any longer for your benefits. Call us now at (267) 419-7888.
Why Choose Abell and Capitan Law To Help Me?
Abell and Capitan Law founding partner Erik Abell has been fighting insurance companies to get his clients long term disability benefits his entire legal career. A graduate from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, Erik has helped clients across the country with ERISA-governed disability claims. He has experience fighting claims from every major insurance carrier.
Joe Capitan co-founded Abell and Capitan Law and manages the firm’s Philadelphia office. From 2013 to 2019, Super Lawyers has honored Joe as a Pennsylvania Rising Star. A 2006 University of Miami Law School graduate, Joe handles both long-term and short-term disability clients.
Abell and Capitan Law associate attorney Greg Scott helps clients across the country navigate the process of long term disability (LTD) and short term disability (STD) insurance matters (ERISA), as well as individual disability insurance (IDI) claims. Greg works out of the firm’s Pennsylvania office locations.
About Lower Extremity Impairments
We have helped clients suffering from many types of lower extremity impairments. Some common impairments include:
- Fracture. Any of the 62 total bones in your lower extremity can break, or fracture. This includes your pelvis, femur, knee, ankle, and any other bone in your foot. You can even get stress fractures in your feet from repetitive action or force, such as running.
- Amputation. Leg or foot amputation severely limits your ability to work and care for yourself.
- While arthritic conditions are often associated with the natural wearing of the joints that comes with age, trauma, misaligned joints, other stresses also contribute to debilitating arthritic conditions in the lower extremity. Some arthritis patients require lower extremity joint replacements.
- Muscle and Tendon Tears and Ruptures. Muscle and tendon tears in your lower extremity can be serious. A “strain” actually refers to your muscle or fibers being stretched or torn. These can happen in any part of your lower extremity, from your calf, hamstring, or thigh (quadriceps), and from the end of your femur (thigh) down to your Achilles tendon. Physicians grade these tears on a scale of Grade 1 to Grade 3, with Grade 3 meaning the muscle is completely torn.
- Vein Disorders and Diseases. Insufficient blood flow – often referred to as varicose veins – throughout the legs can cause pain, cramping, distortion, numbness, and weakness.
How Can I Claim LTD Benefits for a Lower Extremity Injury?
You have to be able to provide evidence that your lower extremity injury prevents you from being able to work or fully take care of yourself. In cases that do not involve a fracture or amputation, this can be difficult to prove.
The process of filling out an application, then submitting an appeal if necessary can be overwhelming to many people. In some cases, experienced attorneys like those at Abell and Capitan Law find it necessary to file a lawsuit or negotiate a favorable settlement to get their clients the disability benefits they deserve.
What if I Have Already Filed for Disability But Have Been Denied?
It is common for an insurance company to deny an initial application for disability. They count on the applicant – you – giving up and not having the time, energy, or knowledge to fight for your rights to get disability for your lower extremity injury. That’s why it’s important to get an experienced disability attorney to fight on your behalf.
How Do I Pay for an Attorney to Help Me with My Lower Extremity Injury Disability Claim if I Can’t Work?
When you call us at Abell and Capitan Law, you will receive a free consultation to discuss your case. We will review the circumstances surrounding your lower extremity injury. Once we determine the best way to proceed, rest assured we won’t get paid until or unless we are successful in recovering benefits for you.
Contact Abell and Capitan Law To Get The Benefits You Deserve
Don’t let the insurance companies intimidate you with repeated denials for your benefits claim on your lower extremity injury. No matter where you are located, the disability attorneys at Abell and Capitan Law can help you get the long-term disability you need to live as full a life as possible. Call us now at (267) 419-7888 for your free consultation.