Success With Disability Claims for Anxiety



Bartolic Law handles Long Term Disability cases at all stages, from filing a claim to lawsuits under ERISA § 502(a). We are who the most discerning clients hire when an insurer denies their claim, and the one they wish they had when another firm loses their appeal and abandons the case. We are Innovative, Authentic, Compassionate, Transparent and Chicago strong. Bartolic Law is nationally renowned for our Innovative work:

Anxiety is a common mental health disorder that causes a range of mental and physical symptoms, including irrational fear, nervousness, mood changes, trembling, trouble sleeping, and more.
Many people with anxiety disorders have trouble completing work due to poor concentration due to constant worrying and other symptoms.
Mental health conditions are often ignored in the workplace, but if an individual has significant problems finishing work-related duties, it’s possible to recover compensation.

Success With Disability Claims for Individuals With Anxiety Disorders

Bartolic Law helps clients suffering from anxiety get their long-term disability benefits paid. In one case, we helped a client whose claim was denied as a pre-existing condition, and on the basis of not being disabled, due to prior treatment for Attention Deficit Disorder, and its relation to the anxiety diagnosis.

We had to first establish the claim was not based on a pre-existing condition, carefully examining the treatment history and distinguishing between treatments for different conditions. We next established our client was disabled based on the anxiety alone, without the contribution of the Attention Deficit Disorder, as the policy excluded disabilities caused by, or contributed to by, any pre-existing condition. By being surgical and measured, and carefully distinguishing the symptoms and treatment of each condition from the other, we were able to get the client paid benefits in full.

Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time, but for some people, anxiety might cause regular and major disruptions in their lives. If you are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, you might have severe symptoms that stop you in your tracks and prevent you from functioning as usual – even if you are at work. Even with treatment, some people with anxiety disorders cannot work and earn a living as they once did. There are different types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

If you are diagnosed with one of these disorders, you might experience a wide range of symptoms, such as feelings of terror or alarm, irrational fears, panic attacks, including difficulty breathing, and avoidance of certain things, perhaps even leaving the house. Many people undergo psychological treatment and might take medication to help their anxiety, though even with treatment, your disorder might impact your job. If you lose your ability to work, you might qualify for disability insurance benefits, and you should not delay learning about the insurance claim process.


If you’re struggling to get the benefits you need to get by, then we’ll fight to obtain the benefits you deserve. Contact us today to learn more!

Learn How a Chicago Disability Benefits Lawyer Can Help

Anxiety claims can be difficult to assess without an in-person examination. Insurers frequently hire doctors who review your medical records, but never examine you, and then conclude there is insufficient evidence of any functional impairment. Long-term disability claims involving anxiety also have a high rate of encountering problems with pre-existing condition exclusions. Anxiety often accompanies one or more other diagnoses, which can give the insurer more reasons to try and deny your claim.

Obtaining disability insurance benefits for anxiety and related conditions can be a challenge, as insurers often work to avoid paying out on these types of claims. In order to have the best possible chance of receiving benefits in a timely manner, you want Bartolic Law to handle your claim. Contact‌ ‌us‌ for more information about how we might help you.

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