Success With Disability Claims for Psychiatrists




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:

Psychiatrists bridge the gap between mental health and the medical sciences. Psychiatrists are licensed medical doctors who have specialized in the mental and emotional health of their patients.
The job can be stressful. When a psychiatrist brings a disability claim, it is often due to the stress inherent in the job
Unfortunately, many insurance adjusters fail to understand the toll that stress can take. A psychiatrist should work with an experienced disability attorney during the claims process.

Success With Disability Claims for Psychiatrists

Typically, psychiatrists see clients in an office setting and provide what is commonly referred to as “talk therapy.” They prescribe medications aimed at helping their clients move toward good mental and emotional health. While some psychiatrists specialize in particular disorders, many psychiatrists see clients with varying disorders. Providing a safe space to discuss the client’s needs and issues may include providing the client with empathy as the client delves into emotionally painful areas of their life. A psychiatrist often works alone with the client. This isolation can add significant stress over time. And all too often, a psychiatrist will be overworked. Seeing too many clients regularly does not allow time to rest and recuperate, leading to stress, distress, and impairment. In addition to sitting with clients, a psychiatrist keeps notes on the client’s condition, prescribes medications, and consults with peers. Much of the work done by a psychiatrist is done sitting down for long periods daily. Most often, the primary medical conditions arise from stress and prolonged time of sitting.

These conditions can include cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, heart attacks, depression and anxiety, and chronic back and neck pain. In addition, any debilitating disease such as dementia, stroke, or severe arthritis in later years may prohibit a psychiatrist from engaging in their regular duties with clients. Disability insurance can protect a psychiatrist’s income and provide financial well-being and peace of mind should they become disabled. All too often, a medical professional who has taken care of others for years is precluded from collecting disability insurance benefits because an insurance adjuster determines that they can work in a different position or that their stress is not debilitating.

The purpose of the “own occupation” insurance is to protect both the income and the specialty of the purchasing physicians. A psychiatrist is disabled if they are unable to work in their own profession. Other times, an adjuster will deny benefits after scrutinizing a claimant’s job description.

Job descriptions are rarely designed to reflect all the physical acts that are engaged in the profession daily. An unscrupulous adjuster will often blanket a claimant with requests for additional documentation with the express purpose of delaying and then denying the claim.


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!

Consult an Experienced Chicago Disability Attorney

You may need the intervention of an experienced Chicago disability insurance attorney to resolve the matter. An attorney can help you every step of the way, from filing or appealing a claim to arbitration or trial, and your attorney will fight for your rights when you are disabled.

Your disability insurance claim is important for your present and your future. It deserves to be handled professionally, and you deserve to have an experienced attorney on your side. We handle complex disability claims for Chicago professionals, and Bartolic Law is ready to help you. The case evaluation is free, and you can scheduleconsultation 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©