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Whether you are seeking short-term or long-term disability benefits, you should first consult with an attorney. An experienced lawyer can insulate you from the potential issues that often arise when seeking disability benefits. For more than 50 years, we at Jeffs & Jeffs, P.C. have fought diligently to preserve the rights of individuals seeking disability benefits. We realize that if you are injured, the last thing you want to worry about is understanding the law or why your claim has been denied. Let our highly respected legal team assess your case and provide you with trustworthy guidance.
What is short-term disability?
If you suffer a temporary injury, under short-term disability in Utah, your insurance can pay you a percentage of your salary as compensation. Depending on your insurance policy, you often receive between 40 to 65 percent of your base salary. If your short-term disability is caused by an injury, you may receive benefits immediately. For disabilities caused by illnesses, there may be a waiting period of up to 14 days. This waiting period exists so that insurers can determine if your illness is serious enough to be considered a short-term disability.
What is long-term disability?
Cancer, severe back injuries and cardiovascular complications are all examples of conditions often covered under long-term disability policies. Long-term disability is an insurance plan that prevents individuals who suffer serious disabling injuries from enduring a large economic loss as a result of being unable to perform the duties of their job. A Utah long-term disability plan can allow you to collect income for an extended period of time and may kick in following a short-term disability plan. If your insurance provider contests your claim for benefits, our tenacious attorneys can fight for your rights. If your claim for long-term disability is denied, we can promptly file an appeal on your behalf.
Is it worth it to fight an insurance provider?
Many people who have their long-term disability claims in Utah denied never bother to fight back, mistakenly believing that they have exhausted their options. However, it is important for you to understand that many claims are denied — insurers do not want to pay benefits unless they are absolutely required to pay the claim. As a result, it is always wise to retain a Provo attorney if your disability claim is denied.
Let our successful disability attorneys stand by your side in Provo, Utah
You never asked to become injured, and if you could work, you would. But now, you need the benefits you deserve from your insurer. We at Jeffs & Jeffs, P.C. are proud to stand by your side and help you with your short-term or long-term disability claim. To speak to one of our experienced attorneys, please contact us today by phone at 801-373-8848 or via our online form. We have flexible hours, free parking and are located two blocks from the Provo courthouse and one block from the new Latter-Day Saints Historic Provo Temple.