Over the course of a lifetime, the likelihood of developing a disability is high. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), more than 1-in-4 20-year-olds will develop a disability before they reach retirement age. While these numbers are frightening, there are systems in place to help, such as disability benefits.
For more than 20 years, Bross & Frankel has helped people who cannot work due to a physical or mental health disability. We advocate for our clients throughout the process, whether that means applying for Social Security benefits, veterans benefits, or for compensation through an insurance policy. When insurance companies or the government deny a claim, we fight hard to get our clients the compensation that they deserve.
Our team also helps people who were injured on the job or who have developed a condition related to their work, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, as they apply for workers’ compensation benefits. For those individuals who have suffered illegal discrimination or harassment at work due to their disability or for another reason, we will work hard to get you the compensation that you deserve.
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Purchasing a long-term disability (LTD) policy is a smart way to make sure that you are covered if you are unable to work due to a disability. The idea behind these policies is to provide you with a monthly income of 50 to 60% of your salary if you cannot work. Too often, however, insurance carriers find ways to end benefits before you have recovered, to deny claims outright, or to delay claims unreasonably. If your insurance company has acted in bad faith, we can help. You may be able to file a federal lawsuit under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) or otherwise appeal a denial or termination of benefits.
The SSA offers two types of benefits for Americans who cannot work because of a disability: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Depending on your situation, you may be eligible for one or both of these benefits. The process of applying for SSA disability benefits can be complicated, requiring you to submit evidence and file lengthy forms. We can help you with the initial application or with any of the four levels of appeal within the SSA process (reconsideration, hearing by an administrative law judge, review by the Appeals Council, and federal court review).
If you have served in the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible for benefits. This includes disability benefits if you have a service-connected disability. At the initial stage of the application process, veterans are not permitted to have legal representation. However, Bross & Frankel will evaluate your Veterans Administration (VA) claim and advise you on what benefits you may be able to receive. If an issue arises with your benefits application, such as an incorrect disability rating, we will advocate on your behalf before the VA.
Under both federal and state law, it is illegal for an employer to fire, discriminate against, or harass an employee based on their membership in a protected class. These classes include age (if over 40), race, color, disability, religion, genetic information, national origin, and sex (which also includes sexual orientation). The first step in obtaining justice for this type of wrongful conduct is to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the New Jersey Civil Rights Commission. From there, the agency may prosecute the case on your behalf, or issue a right-to-sue notice, which allows you to file a lawsuit against your employer. Our law firm has substantial experience handling employment discrimination matters and will fight for your right to compensation.
In New Jersey, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This type of insurance offers certain benefits, including medical treatment and lost wages, to workers who suffer an injury at work or who are diagnosed with an occupational disease. Because workers’ comp is no fault, employees are not required to prove that their employer did something wrong in order to be eligible for benefits. Nevertheless, disputes often arise about whether an injury or illness is truly work-related, an employee’s impairment rating, whether specific kinds of medical treatment are necessary, and the amount of benefits due. Bross & Frankel will work with you to help you get the full amount of benefits that you are entitled to under the law.
At Bross & Frankel, we have more than 90 years of combined experience helping people in New Jersey with their disability benefits. With offices in Cherry Hill, Mt. Holly, Turnersville, Ventnor, and Princeton, we are able to meet the needs of clients throughout the Garden State. Each of our attorneys is highly skilled at handling all aspects of disability claims, from applications through administrative appeals, and when necessary, taking cases to trial.
We believe that everyone should have access to information about their legal rights. That is why we offer free claim reviews for all prospective clients, even in situations (like veterans benefits) where our services may never be needed. During this initial consultation, we will analyze your claim and offer you advice about what benefits you may be entitled to as well as your options for moving forward.
What Our Clients Are Saying
Fantastic service, advice, and expert legal guidance throughout!
Bross & Frankel were hugely beneficial and successful at assisting me in overcoming some long-standing concerns with the VA.
Awesome attorney! Got my disability, thank God. David Bross helped other family members with other legal issues.
Very helpful. The team there helped me with my appeals to VA & SSDI. We won both. Amazing people.
We’re Here for You.
Learning that you have a disability can be devastating. If your disability impacts your ability to work — and your financial stability — that is an additional blow. At Bross & Frankel, we understand how difficult this can be, and we are here to help.
Since 1995, the experienced New Jersey disability benefits attorneys at our law firm have advocated for people in their most vulnerable moments, working to get them the benefits that they need to get their lives back on track. We have exceptional knowledge of the disability benefits process, which we will put to work for you. To learn more about how we can help or to schedule a free claim review, call us at 856-795-8880 or email us.