Bartolic Law helps Bank Tellers recover their long-term disability insurance benefits. Whether you have an individual policy, or receive group long-term disability insurance coverage through your employer, we can help. We helped numerous bankers in client-facing roles who suffered from various illnesses that impacted their ability to stand and walk as required for the job. In one case, our client provided critical infrastructure support for the banking business, and suffered from debilitating cervical radiculopathy and arthritis. The client could not keep up with the demands of the necessary work on computers and servers to maintain competitive employment in the field. We were able to show the client qualified for occupational disability. Subsequently, we were able to convince the insurer that due to the client’s high earnings, the client could not obtain the required wage in a substitute occupation, either, qualifying the client for “any occupation” disability.
While we wish fewer people have these sorts of disability insurance disputes, we are proud to help Banking Professionals put these troubles behind them, and focus on their health.
The banking industry is lucrative for many people, and one of the ways people begin to build these careers is by working as bank tellers. These jobs require significant training, understanding of federal and state banking regulations, and more. Often, tellers can get promoted and move up the bank’s corporate ladder. Sometimes, however, a bank teller might have their career stopped short when they are diagnosed with a disabling medical condition. Disabilities can prevent bank tellers from handling complex transactions and calculations, physically handling money and other documents, or even reporting to work due to chronic pain or fatigue.
If you have a disability and cannot work at your job as a bank teller, you still need a source of financial support. If your employer provided you with a disability insurance policy – or you purchased one on your own – now is the time to file a claim for benefits. When you are struggling to adapt to life with a disability and without employment, the last thing you need is your insurance company delaying or denying your benefits. The process of filing your claim is much easier with the help of an experienced 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)