“A Technical Service Assistant was unable to work due to severe back pain that impaired her ability to sit and stand comfortably at work. She submitted a claim for short-term disability to Sedgwick, who paid benefits for just two weeks before denying her. In the denial letter, Sedgwick stated the woman’s medical records failed to show she was disabled. For months prior to leaving work, the woman had tried everything from a standing desk to pain medications to continue working. She knew in her current condition returning to work simply was not possible.
She hired Fields Disability to file an appeal of Sedgwick’s decision. Our attorneys gathered medical evidence and disability paperwork from the woman’s two treating doctors stating that she was unable to perform her work as a technical services assistant. Our attorneys submitted that information along with a legal memorandum arguing the woman could not return to work due to her conditions. After a brief review, Sedgwick overturned its decision and reinstated benefits. The woman was able to use the short-term disability back payment to continue treatment with her doctors and eventually resume work with her employer. ”