A stroke is a frightening medical event. They strike without warning and can affect people of all ages from all walks of life. One of the scariest aspects of a stroke is the extent of the damage. Some people are able to make a full recovery, while others may find their lives forever changed.
Regardless of the type of stroke you may have suffered, you will probably have to take time away from work to focus on your recovery. It’s important to recover the long-term disability benefits you need to help you through this difficult time.
Putting together a strong claim
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that strokes are “a leading cause of long-term disability.” You might think that this is all insurance providers need to know regarding disability claims for stroke victims. However, long-term disability claims for people who have suffered serious strokes are denied all of the time. Part of this may be because strokes impact people in many different ways.
You may have to learn to walk or talk again. Some people may never regain their speech or motor functions. When making a long-term disability claim following a stroke, it’s essential that you provide medical evidence showing the impact that the stroke has had on your life and why it’s impossible for you to return to work in your current condition. A skilled professional who understands ERISA law and procedures can help you through this process. You have enough on your plate as you begin your road to recovery. You shouldn’t have to worry about putting together a claim all on your own.