Marc Whitehead & Associates
Attorneys At Law, LLP
17302 House & Hahl Rd Suite 216
Cypress, TX 77433
*By Appointment Only
Hours of operation:
Monday–Friday 8:30 AM–5:30 PM
Disability benefits help pay the bills when a severe medical condition leaves you unable to work. It should be an easy process for a disabled individual to obtain these benefits; unfortunately, many encounter problems when filing a claim. If your disability claim has been denied by the Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration or a private insurance company don’t give up hope. At Marc Whitehead & Associates, our disability lawyers in Cypress, TX are dedicated to helping disabled workers and veterans get the disability benefits they are entitled to when their claims have been unfairly terminated, delayed, or denied.
How a Disability Lawyer in Cypress TX Can Help
Perhaps you filed a disability claim only to find that the benefits you desperately need have been denied. Or you may be trying to file a claim for the first time. In any case, we offer experienced legal help.
Our disability attorneys are intimately familiar with disability laws, and are prepared to handle any legal dispute involving insurance denial, appeal, or resulting litigation. We can help you prove your claim and get the benefits you deserve for
- Long-term disability (LTD) insurance
- Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
- Veterans Disability Compensation (VA disability benefits)
LTD Insurance Claims in Cypress TX — Group Employer LTD Policies and Individual LTD Policies
Are you among the many people in Cypress TX who have purchased a group long-term disability (LTD) insurance policy through their employer, or an individual LTD policy directly from an insurance company? These plans are meant to provide financial support if the policyholder becomes too disabled to work.
LTD claims for the sick and injured are on the rise in Cypress and across Texas. However, while insurance companies make it easy to purchase an LTD insurance policy, they often make it difficult for a policyholder to collect benefits when they need them. The process of getting benefits can be overwhelming for anyone who is impaired and is trying to prevail in an often one-sided system.
Private insurance companies like Prudential, MetLife, Lincoln National, Liberty Mutual, the Hartford, and others are notorious for unfairly delaying, denying, and terminating LTD benefits.
Marc Whitehead is a disability attorney in Houston who works with disabled claimants struggling to defend their rights against billion-dollar insurance companies. In these cases, insurance coverage and disability benefits are determined by the insurance policy. No two cases are alike, and insurance companies take to resourceful tactics to deny valid claims and avoid paying benefits.
If an insurance company has denied your claim for LTD benefits, Marc Whitehead & Associates can help. Federal ERISA laws give you the right to appeal. With our assistance, you can avoid the mistakes that sank your first claim and not fall for the dirty tricks the insurance companies use to try and get out of paying a claim. We’re prepared to take your appeal all the way to Federal Court if necessary.
If you’ve had a claim for an individual LTD disability policy denied, Texas state insurance fraud and bad faith insurance laws may also apply in your case. Marc Whitehead & Associates also represent individuals who encounter problems obtaining short term disability (STD) insurance benefits as well.
These are complex cases, and our free consultation can be the start of overturning an unfair denial. Our legal team offers unparalleled legal counsel to help you through every step of your long-term disability claim.
Social Security Disability Lawyers for Cypress, TX
It’s not unusual for individuals who file for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA) to have their initial claim rejected. Usually, the problem isn’t that the applicant doesn’t qualify for Social Security disability benefits, but simply that they failed to provide the exact information the SSA review board needed to decide their case.
The board certified Cypress Social Security attorneys at Marc Whitehead & Associates have represented clients at all phases of the SSA disability process, from applying for benefits to arguing their case in front of a judge at an administrative hearing. We know exactly what the SSA is looking for when making their decision and can help you prepare an appeals claim that answers all their questions.
If you are at the first stage of making your Social Security disability claim, we will help you prepare and file your initial SSDI application. We will make sure your claim is as strong as possible from the start. Fees for representation are set by the SSA. It will not cost you more to have a Board Certified Cypress Social Security Disability Attorney representing you.
If you have any questions about applying for Social Security Disability benefits in Cypress TX or appealing a denial of Social Security disability benefits, please contact us.
Veterans Disability Lawyer in Cypress, TX
One of the biggest obstacles veterans encounter when applying for disability benefits from the Veterans Administration is the VA itself. Excessive backlogs, regulations, procedures, and red tape can drag the claims process out for years. Marc Whitehead & Associates assist Cypress TX disabled veterans appeal denials of disability benefits from the VA.
We are here to assist you in your pursuit of disability benefits through the Veterans Administration. Accredited by the VA, Cypress TX disability attorney Marc Whitehead has successfully represented veterans from all branches of the service for more than 25 years. Our law firm represents Texas veterans’ disability claims and claims of veterans across the United States. We can help you avoid the kinds of mistakes that can slow down the time it takes the VA to decide your case.
If your claim for VA disability benefits was denied because your impairment isn’t service-connected, isn’t severe enough, or existed before your time of military service, we may be able to help by preparing an appeal claim that addresses the VA’s objections; if necessary, we can argue your case before a VA Regional Office hearing, Board of Veterans’ Appeals hearing or even a U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims hearing.
If you received a lower rating that you believe should be reconsidered, it is important to know your rights and how to proceed. The attorneys at Marc Whitehead & Associates will review your rating decisions, help you understand what options are available to you, and what deadlines you must meet.
Our VA certified attorneys can help get your veterans disability appeal started right away. There are several levels of appeal in the Veterans disability claims process. We assist veterans at all levels within the VA disability system.
Frequently Asked Questions About Disability Claims in Cypress
This is a question we receive a lot from clients. Do certain types of lawyers handle disputes with insurance companies and the government? What kind of lawyers can represent those wrongfully denied or delayed disability benefits?
It depends on the type of disability claim:
— You need a lawyer skilled in both disability insurance law and personal injury law if you need help with long-term disability (LTD) claims.
— A board-certified attorney in Social Security Disability Law from our office in Cypress would be the best choice if you’re seeking SSD benefits. SSD applicants must usually file for LTD benefits as well, so your lawyer should be knowledgeable in both areas.
— Claimants who seek VA disability benefits should hire a lawyer who is an accredited veterans claim attorney who can represent them at all levels of the VA disability system, including the VA Regional Office, the Board of Veterans Appeals, and the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Besides having experience handling all three types of disability claims, Mark Whitehead & Associates also has the right people to handle the work. If you need help with legal representation, our lawyers in Cypress are available to help you.
Yes! Our law firm in Cypress provides assistance for submitting private long-term disability claims, as well as group disability claims sponsored by employers. If you’ve already applied for LTD benefits, you probably have questions. Often, it’s the forms themselves that cause the most trouble. An incomplete or incorrect claim will almost certainly be denied if you provide insufficient information. The stakes are too high for you to take a chance on being denied a claim based on incomplete information. You can count on us to make your claim as strong as possible so you stand the best chance of winning. For more information, see the long-term disability claims page.
There are many Cypress clients who can’t make it to our office. We are happy to work with you remotely as well as in person. Despite that, we will be able to assist you in the best way we can.
Whatever your disability, no matter where you live, we can assist you with any part of the application or appeal process that seems difficult or frustrating.
Your Dedicated Disability Law Firm in Harris County
It’s a fact that individuals have a better chance of getting their disability claims approved during the appeals process when they are represented by an experienced disability benefits attorney. Our legal team brings many years of experience to the fight against unfair denials. We will explore all legal avenues available to prove to the insurance company or the federal benefit programs that you are justified in your disability claim.
If your claim for disability benefits has been denied by the SSA, VA or an insurance company, you only have a limited time in which to file an appeal. Contact the Cypress TX disability benefits attorneys at Marc Whitehead & Associates without delay. The sooner we get to work on your claim, the better your chances of getting it approved.
Learn about the steps we take to make a very difficult process as easy as possible for our clients.