Success With Disability Claims for Dental Assistants

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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:

Dental assistants lend important helping hands in the world of dentistry and orthodontics.
Dentistry is a difficult, rather physically demanding profession that requires years of education and delicate, careful handiwork.
Find out how disability insurance benefits can help with that, and find out what you should do to reap the most benefits possible.

Success With Disability Claims for Dental Assistants

One can only imagine how much more difficult it would be without the vital support of dental hygienists and assistants. They assist in X-ray imagery, advising and educating patients, and aiding in a variety of different dental procedures.

What if an illness or injury sidelines your work as a dental assistant? What can you do to protect your income, your dignity, and livelihood while you’re out? There are a few key things you should watch out for when seeking disability insurance benefits as a dental assistant, including time, accessibility, definitions in the policy, and income protection. It’s important to read over the fine print for answers carefully.

If you’re still feeling confused or doubtful about any of the above questions, then you may want to raise them to your employer, insurance agent, or insurance provider directly. If that fails, and your plan to adequately support you, then you should consider raising those questions to an experienced ERISA litigation attorney.

When filing a disability insurance claim as a dental assistant, you should build a comprehensive, detailed claim packet to substantiate your case. This packet should include detailed statements outlining the causes and circumstances around your disability, from your employer, primary physician, and yourself, the claimant. Once you’ve submitted this claim packet through the appropriate channels, you may need to file additional questionnaires, paperwork, medical documentation, and forms to have your claim approved. Submit all of them timely, appropriately, and accordingly.

Before you do it all, make sure that your plan is considered “own occupation,” and won’t bar you from receiving benefits if you’re just unable to work as a dental assistant. Ergo, make sure your employer benefits aren’t just workers’ compensation, and wouldn’t prohibit coverage if the disabling condition occurred off the job. But if your claim was unfairly dismissed – or approved but the policy isn’t offering you the support that it purported it would – then what?


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!

Seek Help from a Chicago Disability Claims Attorney at Bartolic Law

We help Chicago area professionals recover from the most difficult points in their careers and help them recover the benefits they need and deserve through their own recovery. Dental assistants are no exception; we know you’ve worked extremely hard to get to where you’re at, and that the last thing you need is to be kicked while you’re already down.

If you or someone you know struggles to receive the protections they need, contact us today to schedule a consultation online and find out how we can resolve your long-term disability claim.

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