Disability insurance exists to provide workers with wage replacement benefits in the event that a disability makes it impossible to continue working. Collecting these benefits can be challenging, however.
If you purchased disability benefits through your employer, or if your disability insurance has been provided by your employer as part of your benefits package, your claim will be governed by ERISA, a federal statute that governs certain employer-provided benefits, including disability insurance. A lawyer with meaningful experience in this complex field can make a world of difference in your claim’s success.
Located in San Francisco, Creitz & Serebin LLP represents individuals in San Jose, throughout the Bay Area and across the country who have been wrongly denied ERISA disability benefits.
Our attorneys are highly skilled legal advocates. Over the years, we have obtained millions of dollars in benefits for our clients. This record of success is made possible through our commitment to our clients, our strategic planning and our litigation skills.
[Joseph Creitz’s] demeanor and skillful lawyering won me the case!
Know Your Rights. Understand Your ERISA Disability Benefits.
The first step in your disability benefits claim is determining what types of disability benefits – short-term disability (STD) or long-term disability (LTD) – you are eligible to recover. Documenting your disability is another crucial step. Common conditions that qualify as disabilities include:
- Physical disabilities such as arthritis, spine, neck and back disabilities, carpal tunnel, nerve impingement and repetitive stress syndrome
- Mental and emotional disabilities, including anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and cognitive impairments
- Nervous system disabilities and chronic pain disabilities, including reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
- Disabling diseases such as HIV/AIDS, lupus, ALS, cancer and Parkinson’s disease
Contact Attorneys Who Know How To Best Position Your Claim
If your disability benefits have been denied, you have the right to an appeal. The processes involved are complicated and require employees to follow strict procedures.
At Creitz & Serebin, we have extensive experience obtaining disability benefits. We will review your case and create a strategic plan that ensures you receive all of the benefits you have earned under law. For help appealing a denied ERISA disability claim, contact Creitz & Serebin LLP.