If a sudden injury or illness has left you unable to work, you may be suffering physically, emotionally, and financially. Fortunately, if your employer offers disability benefits, you may be entitled to receive financial support. Unfortunately, if your employer's disability plan is governed by ERISA, securing that financial support may be difficult. That's where we come in. Our attorney is prepared to advocate for your best interests and seek the benefits you need to get back on your feet.
Shook & Johnson PLLC is proud to have expanded its ERISA disability law practice to the St. Louis area. Our partner, Jonathan E. Shook, is one of the most experienced attorneys on ERISA law. He was admitted to The Missouri Bar in 2016 and is excited to put his considerable experience in ERISA law to work for individuals in St. Louis and throughout the state of Missouri. Schedule a free initial consultation with us today if you are located in Clayton, Maryland Heights, Ferguson, Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia, or Joplin.
If your short- or long-term disability insurance is provided through your employer, disputes about your claim are most likely governed by the federal law known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”). In most cases, this means your remedies are limited, and the rules and regulations for pursuing those remedies are much different and more restrictive than you would expect. While ERISA-governed claims are supposed to be evaluated by administrators in a non-adversarial way, they frequently are not.
The perils and pitfalls awaiting unrepresented ERISA claimants leave most exposed to a denial that cannot be reversed in court because of the unusual rules applicable to litigating such cases. It is incredibly important that you put a qualified legal professional on your side as you navigate this complex process. Schedule a free initial consultation with our attorney today to get started. From our office in St. Louis, Missouri, we proudly assist individuals in the surrounding areas, including Clayton, Maryland Heights, Ferguson, Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia, and Joplin.