If you hire me as your Long Term Disability attorney, one of the first letters I will send will tell you to keep a case diary. I cannot emphasize this enough, for a number of reasons.
First, if you write it down, you do not have to remember it. This is helpful because this time in your life will be more stressful. This brings me to the second point. One of the primary goals, when we are handling your disability benefits claim, is to help keep your stress level at a minimum by handling your interaction with the insurance If you write down things, you can eliminate the stress of trying to remember all of your interactions.
Third, everyone else involved in your Long Term Disability claim is doing it. Of course, that is not really a good reason except it does show that everyone involved is taking your claim for disability benefits very seriously- so should you. Whatever type of contact you have- with the insurance company, with your doctor and even with your lawyer, notes should be taken. Finally, the diary is a good place to write down any questions you have- for me, the doctor or the insurance company. If you are able to write them down when you think of them, you won’t have to try and remember while sitting in the doctor’s office, or wherever.
Keeping a Case diary is a “best practice.” The income stream which your Long Term disability benefits claim represents is an asset of significant value. It is imperative that you treat it as such.
If you have any questions about your short term disability or long term disability claim, please give Herbert M. Hill, P.A. a call and we would be glad to answer any questions you may have. We are available at 407-839-0005 or, toll free, 844-454-59995, If you would like, after discussing your case, we can set a conference. In most circumstances, that conference would be free of charge but in no circumstance would you be under any obligation to hire me nor would you feel any pressure from me to do so.
Herbert M. Hill, P.A. is a law firm located in Orlando, Florida with a practice extending throughout the state of Florida. While the vast majority of cases handled are for disability insurance benefits, areas of practice include employee benefit claims of all sorts. The firm handles any claims arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) for disability benefits, medical benefits, retirement benefits of any sort, including pension, 401k, termination agreements or the like as well as claims arising under private disability policies.