- 3 AnswersPhysics1 year ago
First i want to appreciate any comments that will help me in anyway.
I was employed for 5 yrs with a big company. I went on disability and was eligible for a short term disability which usually lasts upto 6 months. During the time i was on disability i was approved for 4 months. The other remaining 2 months i was denied benefits because the medical documents that were submitted werent enough evidence to support my claim. I challenged and appeal that decision. I also submitted new documentation but unfortunately my time to appeal to the committee had expired so they could no longer review any additional documents supporting my claim.
After unsuccessfully trying to get back to work i got terminated over the phone.. I filed a lawsuit in civil court (state not federal) for the 2 remaining months of disability benefits that i was denied. However in the summons it was intepreted as " WAGES". The law firm representing the company filed a motion to dismiss the case on bases that i wasnt working and was in fact on disability. So my thoughts is that they are under the impression that im filing a suit for wages ... not for disability benefits. To makes things more complicated i found out that its an ERISA plan which i believe is held up in federal court.
Im only suing for 4,000 plus interest. My question now is how do i go about amending my complaint or requesting the case to be moved to federal court since its ERISA.
I really do appreciate any feedback1 AnswerLaw & Ethics6 years ago
I'm in the process of filing a lawsuit against an insurance company.
Here's what happened i got hurt outside of work (back injury)
I went out on disability from the companys insurance
ON a bi-weekly basis i was asked for documentation to support my claim.
finally on my last two months of disability my health insurance was cancelled and
i was longer able to afford physical therapy.
Long story short. The insurance company denied my claim to give me benefits for the last 2 months. i appeal the decision and was denied again for not submitting the appeal on time. They owe me $2,000
Is it worth hiring a lawyer for this amount?
Are there any sources to help me fight my case in case i cant hire a lawyer.3 AnswersLaw & Ethics7 years ago
i was asked this question during a phone interview for an operations supervisor position. And although I've worked with a company for 5 years dealing with a labor union i didnt know exactly how to answer this question. If anyone can help me prepare on how to answer this question next time i would greatly appreciate it1 AnswerOther - Environment7 years ago