Success With Disability Claims for COPD



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:

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a disease of the lungs in which airflow is blocked due to inflammation. It can cause difficulty breathing, chronic cough, and wheezing.
Smoking and environmental factors can increase your risk for COPD, such as if you are exposed to chemicals and pollutants while at work.
When COPD is so severe that it prevents you from working, long-term disability benefits available through your employer may provide financial support. But all too often, disability claims for COPD are denied, leaving patients confused and frustrated.

Our Team Knows How to Get COPD Disability Claims Approved

At Bartolic Law, we can guide you in filing disability claims for COPD, increasing your chances of getting your claim approved. We’ll help you understand the application process and the types of evidence you’ll need to present to have your claim approved. We have helped clients with COPD obtain disability benefits.

Medical records and doctors’ opinions are necessary to establish your claim, but they leave an opportunity for insurers to come to different opinions about what those records show. We have helped clients actually demonstrate themselves getting short of breath and having trouble breathing when trying to perform even simple tasks, like walking short distances or climbing a few stairs. This can go a long way in getting your disability claim approved.

There are several ways we can help with denied disability claims for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Steps you can take to protect yourself include attending doctor visits regularly, having them document your COPD as a disability, and keeping records regarding all diagnostic testing, treatments, and follow-up care. You should also keep a journal documenting the impacts your chronic condition has on your life and your ability to work while getting statements from family members and co-workers, as well.

If you already have a denied disability claim, you have the right under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to file an appeal. A Chicago disability lawyer can guide you through this process, take several actions on your behalf such as reviewing your filed claim, the supporting documents attached to it, and responses from the insurance company. We can also father additional evidence in support of your claim, make effective arguments at administrative hearings and file a lawsuit against the insurer if your claim continues to be denied or delayed.


If your COPD is progressing and making it difficult to work, don’t wait to contact an attorney.

Get a Chicago Disability Attorney on Your Side

At Bartolic Law, we act as a strong legal advocate on the side of people filing disability claims for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. To learn how a Chicago Long-Term Disability lawyer can help you get the disability benefits you deserve, complete this questionnaire, and one of our representatives will contact you. Or, just Book Online.

Our Areas Of Practice

We Turn Denials Into Payments

How can we help you?

We’d Like to Learn About Your Case and
Determine How We Can Execute Our Strategy for Success©