The air travel industry is one that many people want to work for, and there are many different jobs available. Airline workers might be pilots, flight attendants, desk attendants, luggage or ramp specialists, and more. When it comes to working for an airline, it is critical that everything goes as it should and all rules and regulations are followed to keep others safe. It’s a fast-paced industry, and bringing your best to the table is important every day of work. So what happens when you are diagnosed with a disability that threatens your ability to do your job?
Many different types of disabilities – physical or mental – can impact your ability to perform the work needed for your airline position. If you report to work and you do not have full capabilities, someone could get seriously hurt. If you cannot work, however, how are you going to pay your bills and cover your expenses? If you have disability insurance, you can file a claim with your insurer to seek benefits. However, your insurer will likely not make this process easy, and it helps to have the representation of a Chicago disability benefits lawyer.
Ferrin v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., 336 F. Supp. 3d 910 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 28, 2018) (holding insurance policy’s grant of discretionary authority is void under Texas law due to certificate being issued after effective date of regulation, and policy renewing after effective date, and holding Plaintiff was disabled from Any Reasonable Occupation where treating doctors certify she can sit at the occasional level, and insurer’s consultants opine Plaintiff can sit frequently, as weighing all evidence together would make capacity likely at low end of frequent range at best).
Sadowski v. Tuckpointers Local 52 Health & Welfare Trust, 281 F. Supp. 3d 710 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 20, 2017) (holding plan was arbitrary and capricious in denying medical benefits for removal of spinal cord stimulator following a fall down the stairs and infection where plan argued the expenses were caused by the same injury as the car accident necessitating implantation of the stimulator years earlier)
Tassone v. United of Omaha Life Ins. Co., 264 F. Supp. 3d 867 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 30, 2017) (awarding client long term disability benefits denied by United of Omaha despite insurer’s doctor opining there was no objective evidence of functional impairment)
Suson v. PNC Fin. Servs. Grp., Inc., No. 15-CV-10817, 2017 WL 3234809 (N.D. Ill. July 31, 2017) (holding Liberty Mutual’s denial of client’s long term disability benefits was arbitrary and capricious where Liberty Mutual disregarded client’s carpal tunnel syndrome and relied on a vocational opinion to which client never had an opportunity to address before litigation)
Bartolic Law helps to file initial disability claims, as well as appeal denied claims. If you worked as an airline worker and now need disability benefits, learn how our Chicago disability claims lawyer can help. Contact us for more information.