Chicago Disability Attorney
Or Firm Helps Executives
When you are an executive, your ability to comprehend complex issues and manage multi-faceted operations is critical. Unfortunately, when you are struggling with a serious illness or injury, particularly neurocognitive or neuropsychological disorders, you may no longer be able to perform at the level your position demands. You may find yourself unable to remember matters with at the same level of detail as in the past, and your ability to successfully multi-task may be diminished. While this type of impairment may come on gradually over time or instantaneously as a result of an injury, any disease or damage to the brain’s pre-frontal cortex can prevent you from doing the job you were hired to do.
The Chicago disability attorneys at Bryant Legal Group PC have extensive experience helping people with cognitive impairments and all other types of disabilities collect the benefits they are entitled to. Our lawyers regularly represent executives and other high-level professionals at all phase of the disability process, from submitting initial claims to appealing adverse determinations and filing lawsuits in state and federal court. We understand the unique obstacles executives encounter when they are facing a disabling condition and provide one-on-one assistance to help them collect the payments they need and deserve.
Executives and other individuals who operate at the highest levels in an organization generally have sophisticated insurance policies that offer multiple types of disability benefits. Our attorneys are very familiar with the language used in these types of policies and focus on putting our clients’ medical issues into terms that show the insurance company how the executive meets the definition of disabled under the terms of the policy. In doing so, we work closely with our clients’ medical doctors to ensure that they are reporting our clients’ conditions and restrictions in a manner that supports their claims from a vocational standpoint.
Insurers frequently limit initial evaluation of disability claims even for sophisticated occupations to a simplistic categorization of physical demands of the occupation based on the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT). Although the DOT does include a specific vocational preparation (SVP) rating for each job, which does correspond very basically to the level of skill required to learn and perform the job, the disability lawyers at Bryant Legal Group PC have extensive experience educating insurers on the cognitive and other more esoteric mental requirements of complex executive positions. This can be crucial to an insurers’ evaluation of what the substantial and material duties of your occupation are and whether or not you can perform them.
Advising Executives on Employment Related Matters
Our attorneys also advise executives on a variety of employment law matters that often arise in connection with physical and mental impairments, including severance agreements and conversion of group insurance policies. We make certain that our clients understand their rights and responsibilities under the terms of their existing employment contracts and help negotiate severance arrangements that preserve their insurance benefits. The insurance policies that companies provide for their executives and high-level employees generally come with strict deadlines. This means that it is very important to obtain guidance quickly from a qualified disability attorney so that you can maintain your benefits even when you are no longer working in your position.
The Bryant Legal Group PC Can Provide the Guidance You Are Looking For
If you are a CEO, executive or other high-level business professional living in Chicago, a disability can threaten both your career and your financial future. The legal team at Bryant Legal Group PC understands what is at risk and will make sure you are taking the right steps to protect what you have worked so hard for. To schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney, call us today at 312-561-3010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.