ERISA Disability & Life Insurance Benefits


Injured or disabled from a workplace injury and the insurance company is refusing to pay?
You need a legal team that is experienced in ERISA

Many people don’t understand that benefits they are provided at work or from a union fall under a special area of law, and are not treated like normal contracts. Most insurance and other benefits provided at work fall under a federal law called The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, or ERISA. These benefits include:

  • long-term disability insurance
  • life insurance
  • health insurance
  • accidental death, dismemberment or disability insurance
  • vision and dental insurance
  • long-term care insurance


Mehr, Fairbanks & Peterson knows ERISA law, has experience with insurance company tactics,
and will fight for the payments that are fair and justly yours.

If you are applying for ERISA benefits, or have applied and been denied, you should consider asking an attorney who is experienced in ERISA benefits to help you with your case, and you should get that attorney involved as early as possible.

If you have been denied ERISA benefits, it’s important to understand that ERISA rules are different from regular insurance and court rules. One of the special rules about ERISA cases is that the person applying for benefits must get all the information in to support his or her case before the insurance company of plan makes a final decision; otherwise, that information will not be considered by a court later on, if the claim is denied. Also, the rules in ERISA cases usually give the insurance company or decision-maker the benefit of the doubt in court, so that knowing what information to submit is crucial to successfully obtaining ERISA benefits.

Mehr, Fairbanks & Peterson Trial Lawyers has lots of experience working ERISA cases. We are ready to work hard for you, and we will fight for the payments that are fair and justly yours.

Contact us today for your no-cost consultation.