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Welcome!  The Disability Wiki is an internet-based resource that addresses in one place your questions and concerns about disability benefits, disability insurers, your illness, your occupation, and filing a claim, appeal or litigation.  In other words, a "Wikipedia" for disability claims.  If you would like to automatically receive new posts, please subscribe below.

 

 

Category: Success Stories

Work-Related Spinal Injury Devastates Professional

Jobs Success Stories Executive Case Studies

A work-related team building exercise resulted in a serious spinal injury for our client, Jack.  When Jack first came to Riemer & Associates, he had worked through his injury for nearly a year.  Despite continued treatment, his symptoms were progressing in severity and he found himself experiencing more and more difficulty performing his job Jack eventually went out on a medical leave of absence and was awarded salary continuation by his employer.  However, Jack needed guidance pursuing Long Term Disability benefits because he knew that his injuries would prevent him from working longer than his salary continuation would last.

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Parkinson's Disease Hits TV Director

Success Stories Case Studies

Jennifer, a well know television director came to Riemer & Associates after struggling for several years with the effects of Parkinson’s disease.  Her job had already accommodated for her disabilities by allowing her to work from home, and reducing her hours and work demands.  Although Jennifer pushed herself as far as possible given the extent of her disease, she was unable to continue working.  At the time she contacted Riemer & Associates, she was receiving short term disability benefits and realized that a she needed a more permanent plan.

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Riemer Convinces Court to Award His Client $219,192 In Attorneys’ Fees and 9% Prejudgment Interest

Litigation News Success Stories Insurers Sun Life Attorneys Fees Prejudgment Interest

On July 24, 2013, Riemer & Associates prevailed in a long-standing dispute over attorneys’ fees in Levitian v. Sun Life and Health Insurance Company (U.S.), 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 105686 (S.D.N.Y. July 24, 2013).

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Riemer Obtains Important Victory Against Prudential Holding Insurers More Accountable

Litigation News Success Stories Insurers SPD Prudential

On August 28, 2012, the federal court in Manhattan held that de novo is the appropriate standard of judicial review for New York disability lawyer insurance claims denied by Prudential Insurance Company. This ruling is the first of its kind within the Second Circuit. The decision effectively makes it more difficult for Prudential to deny valid disability claims brought by disabled individuals in New York.

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Riemer Convinces Court to Award his client $180,466 in Attorney Fees

Litigation News Success Stories Insurers Attorneys Fees CIGNA

On August 5, 2009, the Federal District Court in New York City ordered INA Life Insurance Company of New York, a subsidiary of CIGNA, to pay our client $180,466.60 in attorney fees. This award follows a battle for long term Attorney Lawyer New York disability benefits, where the Court found that CIGNA's denial of long term disability benefits was arbitrary and capricious.

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