ENCINO, Calif., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kingsley & Kingsley, a California employment
Long term disability insurance was created by the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974. It is intended to help support individuals who become sick or injured and cannot work. Unfortunately, what should be a straightforward process is often complicated by insurance bureaucracy and is subject to delay or even denial of claims, according to Los Angeles labor attorney Eric B. Kingsley, partner at the law firm.
"We've seen too many cases of people who faithfully paid their premiums for years and then had their claims unfairly denied by their long-term disability insurance companies. When legitimate disability insurance claims are denied, it leaves people without a steady income," said Kingsley. "Our law firm has been handling long-term disability cases for more than 20 years here in the Los Angeles area. We're rolling out a 50-state practice so that more people can benefit from our experience."
Many people think that long-term disability benefits only cover injuries that happen on the job, but according to Kingsley, more than 95% of these claims are estimated to be non work-related. For example, cancer, mental illness, chronic illnesses, neurological disorders, and certain degenerative diseases may all be covered by a long-term disability insurance policy.
About Kingsley & Kingsley
Since 1981, the Los Angeles labor lawyers at Kingsley & Kingsley have been dedicated to helping plaintiffs harmed by the negligence or wrongdoing of corporate America. The firm is well-respected for its work in representing plaintiffs with wage and hour disputes with their employers, such as their rights to overtime, benefits and other job protections.
Kingsley & Kingsley handles employment insurance matters including disability, health, life and pension claims as well as casualty insurance claims involving fire, robbery, and earthquake coverage. Whether clients have suffered mistreatment in the workplace or been denied the insurance benefits to which they are rightfully entitled, the firm's experienced attorneys have the skills and legal expertise to provide effective assistance. Based in Encino, CA, the firm handles cases in state and federal courts across California and now, nationwide.
For more information, please call 888-500-8469 or go to www.kingsleykingsley.com.
SOURCE Kingsley & Kingsley
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