We helped a client suffering from scoliosis get a denied long-term disability claim paid by Matrix Absence Management. Matrix conducted a background check and surveillance of the client, using photos posted on social media to accuse the client of engaging in activities beyond the client’s reported limitations. We were able to pick apart Matrix’s analysis by digging into the investigators’ process, comparing it to the photos, providing a detailed explanation of any image, and combining the presentation with an objective and valid functional capacity evaluation demonstrating what the client could and could not do. Combining these elements made the client’s case more credible, and resulted in Matrix overturning the denial.
Matrix denied our client’s long-term disability benefits.It sent our client to an Independent Medical Examination to evaluate the client’s sciatic nerve pain, impairing the client’s ability to stand and walk, or even sit for meaningful enough amounts of time to hold full-time employment. We attended with the client to document what occurred, keeping the process credible, and resulting in the IME doctor agreeing our client was disabled. The outcome: payment of benefits to the client.
Wonderful experience, so glad I listened to reviews and went ahead with this firm to get my LTD benefits back (quickly too). Cannot sing their praises enough!
Truly showed me compassion throughout the whole process. I am very happy!! Answered all my questions as well! I would recommend anyone to Michael and Cheslynn!
I had called to get some assistance on a matter. Though, it wasn't anything too serious, Michael Bartolic treated me with respect and was kind enough to answer my question(s) and offered their assistance if the issue became urgent.…
Michael Bartolic and his firm represented me in my disability claim and I could not be more pleased with the experience! Michael is a dedicated, intelligent and kind attorney who truly cares about his clients. Michael fought a hard…
Michael Bartolic is a very knowledgeable ERISA. I just watched him handle an argument at the 7th Circuit on a case that we co-counseled and he did a very good job.