“Our client worked for a number of years as a production supervisor for a major food company. After developing depression and anxiety that affected his ability to work, our client left work and filed a claim for short and long term disability benefits. He received benefits for a few months, and then was denied continuing benefits when he was informed his conditions were not severe enough to support an inability to work. To compound the issue, our client suffered a very serious injury while out on medical leave. The insurer concluded that the injury should not be considered because it occurred after our client was determined to be able to return to work under the policy.
The man found Fields Disability after searching for help online. We collected medical records and secured a supportive report from the treating doctor. We submitted the medical records and report to the insurance company along with a memorandum outlining our client’s legal rights under the statute governing the policy. After a brief review, MetLife reversed its decision to deny benefits and started paying our client’s short-term and long-term disability claims.”