“A plumber in Honolulu began having recurrent dizziness and vertigo which could last up to three days at a time. His job required him to lift upwards of 100 pounds and climb up and down ladders, so his condition forced him to stop working for fear of serious injury. He applied for long-term disability benefits through his employer’s insurance plan with Cigna. Cigna denied the application for benefits without any additional medical examination.
Shocked at the result of the application and worried about being able to support his newborn daughter, the plumber contacted Fields Disability to help mount a strong appeal. Fields Disability attorneys obtained updated reports from our client’s doctors to strengthen the evidence of disability. We made sure the reports referenced the lifting capacity and work duties that our client’s employment required.
Fields Disability attorneys and support staff gave our client updates at every step of the process. Ultimately, the appeal was approved and our client was awarded back-pay and continued benefits. He is ecstatic to be able to focus on his treatment and caring for his daughter rather than worrying about his job.