“The insurance company took away benefits from a disabled custodian who worked at public school. The man suffered from bilateral knee problems. He injured both of his knees when he fell on ice. The insurance company argued that the custodian was able to perform a sedentary or “light” job, and therefore, was not entitled to benefits. It based its decision on results of a functional capacity evaluation that was never even conducted.

The man retained Fields Disability to represent him in appealing the erroneous decision. Our team prepared an appeal by gathering evidence to show that the man is precluded from performing the substantial and material duties of any job. This meant obtaining support from his doctors and a vocational expert. We were succesful in our appeal and the man was awarded his benefits. He was relieved knowing that he had financial security despite his inability to work.”