DATE POSTED 23. 03. 2015, By

Without a qualified ERISA long term disability attorney, long term disability claims are routinely denied

Chicago, March 23 2015 — Roberts Bartolic LLP (, wants everyone to know that timing is everything when it comes to filing an ERISA claim for long term disability benefits.

“ERISA limits the amount of time that an administrator can take in deciding on a long term disability claim,” says long term disability lawyer Michael Bartolic. “The claimant also has limited time to file an appeal and offer evidence to support the appeal if the administrator denies the claim.” For these reasons and many others, it’s imperative to have an ERISA qualified long term disability attorney from the very start.

Most long term disability claims also have time limitations for mental health claims. Insurers may also try to terminate benefits after a period of coverage by claiming that the claimant could take another type of job. This is often a problem for executives and professionals because vocational determinations are complex. In these situations it is critical that you have an expert long term disability lawyer to represent the legal issues for these types of what are, many times, wrongful termination of benefits.

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About Roberts Bartolic LLP

Michael Bartolic founded his firm in 2009, after he left a large, multinational law firm that practices ERISA litigation. Named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012 and 2013, he was named a Super Lawyer for 2014 and 2015. Michael is a frequent speaker on topics relating to ERISA litigation and benefit claims. He chairs the Chicago Bar Association Employee Benefits Committee, co-Chairs the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Employee Benefits Committee Subcommittee on Benefits Claims, Vice Chairs the ABA Section of Taxation Employee Benefits Committee Subcommittee on Litigation, and is the immediate past Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Employee Benefits Council. He is a contributing author to the treatise “Employee Benefits Law,” Third Edition, published by the American Bar Association and BNA. For more information visit:

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