“A man from West Virginia had worked as a welder for his entire adult life. As a result, he had developed permanent vision damage. He also developed a rare condition that caused him widespread and chronic pain called Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CHIPS). Wracked by pain and essentially blind, he knew that his days of welding were over. He applied for long-term disability benefits from his policy’s carrier, but was denied. He tried appealing the decision on his own, but the insurer upheld their prior decision.
The man wanted to sue the insurance company, but would not do it without some expert help. He hired Fields Disability and our team of attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court within a month, and the insurer was forced to respond. Our attorneys provided arguments at the insurer, who immediately moved to begin settlement discussions and the Fields Disability team secured a favorable settlement for our client. ”