Marc Whitehead & Associates
Attorneys At Law, LLP
1231 E Missouri Ave Ste A
El Paso, TX 79902
*By Appointment Only
Hours of operation:
Monday–Friday 8:30 AM–5:30 PM
El Paso Social Security Disability Attorney · Long-Term Disability Insurance & ERISA Claims · VA Disability Benefits
At the far end of the I-10 is one of the best cities in Texas for both living and retiring. The last city in West Texas is also one of the most welcoming and family-friendly.
Clouds that frame the Franklin Mountains may remind you of the ones in Hawaii. The skies are clear with incredible sunrises and sunsets. Texas’ own “Sun City” near the Rio Grande River welcomes you with open arms and treats you like family.
Smaller than Houston and Dallas, El Paso still has much to offer for both visitors and residents of the Borderplex area. Whether you were born and raised here, transferred in via the aptly named Fort Bliss, or came for college and never left, you understand why El Paso is one of the best places to live in Texas.
As a disabled resident in El Paso, you may feel like you don’t have many options. If you’re still fighting for your disability, that may be what you’re focused on most of the time. Whether you’re dealing with the Social Security Administration, Veteran’s Administration, or an insurance company, you may be ready to give up. Don’t—help is available, right here at home.
Since 1992, the disability lawyers of Marc Whitehead & Associates have provided expert legal help to residents of El Paso, Texas whose claims for disability benefits have been denied.
If your disability claim has been turned down without a fair reason, or if you’ve been discouraged by the claim process, please contact our Texas law office and have an experienced disability attorney evaluate your application, appeal, or current situation.
Has the Insurance Company Rejected Your Long-Term Disability Claim?
It’s become a common practice for insurance companies to deny valid long-term disability insurance claims as a way to hold down costs and increase their profits. That’s not helpful to individuals who have been denied their benefits after jumping through multiple hoops and waited months to receive a response. You bought long-term disability in good faith that it would be available to you if you were ever injured and couldn’t work. After paying your monthly premiums in good faith, you’re told that you’re not qualified/eligible. Now what?
We’ve worked with people just like you who have found themselves on the receiving end of bad faith insurance. Long-term stalling so that you’ll eventually give up. Forms that are intentionally confusing, misleading, and unwittingly cause you to have your own claim denied. And so many more tactics that are designed to keep you from getting what you need: disability benefits.
If you have been injured or have suffered an illness that will not allow you to work for an extended period of time, and you believe your claim for disability compensation was unjustly denied, we can help.Our disability lawyers expertly represent El Paso policyholders in claims, appeals or lawsuits involving privately purchased long-term disability insurance policies, as well as employer-sponsored group disability insurance policies governed by federal ERISA regulations.
Don’t give up just because the insurance company denied your claim. Call our office for a consultation.
El Paso Social Security Disability Claims
Becoming disabled and unable to work is a complete shift in the way you do things, and your way of life. Before, you were working and able to support your family, but now you’re not. Applying for disability through Social Security shouldn’t be so incredibly difficult, but it is.
Our El Paso Social Security Disability attorneys have won SSD benefits for people with all manner of qualifying disabilities, including:
- Chronic pain
- Lung disease
- Spinal injuries
- Other disabling conditions
Applying for Social Security Disability isn’t something people do every day, but we do. Over time, our El Paso Social Security Disability attorneys have developed a system to ensure that everything is completed correctly in order to receive the most favorable results. You can review our entire process for winning your claim here.
Marc Whitehead is Board Certified in Social Security Disability law, and our firm is highly skilled in overturning denied disability claims. For over 27 years, we’ve worked with people to help them apply for and receive needed Social Security Disability. We can also help you with Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims if you are disabled with little or no work history.
Help for El Paso Veterans When VA Disability Benefits Are Denied
With the strong military presence in El Paso, we understand the difficulties our disabled veterans endure when trying to receive disability benefits through the VA. Many times, the VA wrongly denies a veteran’s claim for disability. Veterans’ claims due to service- connected disabilities often need the help of an experienced veterans disability lawyer.
As a disabled veteran, you paid a tremendous price in serving your country. Whether you suffered a physical injury in the line of duty or developed a mental illness resulting from your military service, you deserve veterans’ disability benefits that are provided promptly and honorably.
Yet the VA is overwhelmed by huge caseloads and long waiting lines. VA benefits claims are surrounded by complex rules, making it difficult to know if you qualify, or what level of benefits you might be eligible to receive. . Without an advocate to guide you through the process, you may continue to be denied benefits you need.
Choose experience. The Veteran’s Disability Attorneys at Marc Whitehead & Associates will move your claim through the red tape of the Veterans Administration so you can get the benefits you deserve. We work with veterans throughout the United States, and will be happy to speak with you about your VA disability claim. You can find answers to some frequently asked questions about VA disability here.
El Paso Attorney Marc Whitehead Answers Disability Claim FAQs
This is a question we are often asked by clients. Is there a type of lawyer that specializes in helping people deal with insurance companies and government disability benefit programs? Who can represent individuals whose claims for disability benefits have been wrongfully denied or delayed?
This depends on what type of disability claim you have:
– Long-term disability (LTD) claims require a lawyer with a solid background in personal injury law and a detailed understanding of disabling medical conditions.
– It would be best if you seek Social Security Disability (SSD) from an attorney who is Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law. In most cases, LTD applicants must apply for SSD benefits as well, so your lawyer should be familiar with both areas of the law.
– For VA disability claims, it is highly recommended that veterans seek legal representation from an attorney who is accredited as a veterans claim attorney and can handle all VA disability proceedings, including those before the VA regional office, the Board of Veterans Appeals, and the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Fortunately, Mark Whitehead & Associates has experience handling all three types of disability claims, as well as the right people to handle it. If you need legal help, our El Paso attorneys can help you.
Absolutely! At our El Paso law firm, we provide both private and employer-sponsored long-term disability claims application and filing services. If you have already started your application for LTD benefits, you probably have questions. Claim forms are often the biggest problem with many claims. If you fail to provide enough information or provide incorrect information, your claim will almost certainly be denied. You shouldn’t risk being denied if your claim is incomplete – too much is at stake. We can help you build the strongest possible claim so you have the best chances of success. For more information, please visit our long-term disability page.
Our clients in El Paso cannot always make it to our office. Remote meetings can be just as effective as in-person meetings. Rest assured that we will still be able to assist you as if you were in the office.
Our staff can assist you with disability applications, appeals, and any part of the process that is confusing or frustrating for you, no matter where you live.
We’re Ready To Help
Our firm has years of service dedicated to disability law. We focus solely on the needs of the disabled and the injured, and believe in strong communication with each client.
You can read more about our Texas disability attorneys, who serve clients in El Paso and throughout the state of Texas. When we take on your case, you will receive every possible effort from our firm to win your rightful compensation.
We also offer a 30-Day Client Satisfaction Guarantee. If you aren’t completely satisfied with the work we’ve done, our services, our experience with disability law or any other reason, you can cancel your agreement with us anytime within the first 30 days and owe us nothing. No questions asked.
Call our El Paso disability lawyers today at 915-800-8283 to schedule your appointment with one of our experienced disability attorneys.
We can work with you even if you can’t come to our office. In office or by phone, we’ll be happy to discuss your case and how we will work for the best possible outcome.
Want more information before you call? Our Free Resources page includes e-books that you can read before you decide to call, and can help you make your decision about what you need to do next.