Rheumatoid Arthritis Disability Claims Attorneys Representing Policyholders Nationwide
At Disability Insurance Law Group, our nationwide claims attorneys know Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes joint inflammation and pain. It occurs when the immune system attacks the lining of the joints.
RA can cause:
- Long-lasting or chronic pain.
- Long-term damage to joints.
- Problems in organs like the lungs, heart, and eyes.
- Serious damage to the whole body.
RA usually presents between the ages of 25 and 45 years, but it can affect people of any age. When the onset of RA occurs at a younger age, it may cause more severe symptoms over time and interfere with the person who has the condition’s ability to work.
This is where disability insurance can make an essential difference in their lives.
When a disability insurance claim is denied, it can physically, emotionally, and financially devastate Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferers. We want to help.
Our national Rheumatoid Arthritis disability insurance attorneys assist policyholders throughout the U.S. in strategically submitting their claims by outlining the severity of their conditions, compiling the necessary medical records to support their disabilities, and negotiating with their private or employer-provided insurer to achieve the benefits they are entitled to for their impairment.
Call us today to learn more about how we have successfully produced real results for real people across the U.S. who need our help and how we can assist you in moving forward with confidence during a free consultation.
When is Rheumatoid Arthritis Considered an Impairment?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that primarily affects the joints, causing inflammation, pain, swelling, and stiffness.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is considered an impairment when it significantly affects an individual’s ability to carry out daily activities, maintain employment, and participate in social interactions.
The impact of RA can vary widely among individuals, and the determination of impairment is typically based on the severity of symptoms and their effect on daily life.
It is important to note that RA is complex, and the impact can vary widely among individuals. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, seeking professional help for a comprehensive evaluation and appropriate management is crucial.
Here are some considerations for when rheumatoid arthritis may be considered an impairment:
If rheumatoid arthritis significantly impairs a person’s ability to perform basic activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing, bathing, cooking, and walking, it may be considered an impairment.
- Occupational Implications
Rheumatoid arthritis can impact a person’s ability to work. Jobs that require manual dexterity, repetitive movements, or prolonged periods of standing or walking may be particularly affected. The impact on job performance, attendance, and the ability to carry out essential job functions is a crucial consideration.
- Social and Interpersonal Functioning
RA can affect social interactions and relationships. It may be considered an impairment if it leads to isolation, strained relationships, or difficulty in participating in social activities.
- Cognitive and Emotional Impact
Chronic pain and fatigue associated with RA can affect cognitive functioning and emotional well-being. Symptoms contributing to difficulties in concentration, memory, or mood may contribute to disability.
The duration and severity of RA symptoms are essential considerations. Chronic or severe RA that persists over time and significantly impairs overall functioning may be viewed as an impairment.
The effectiveness of treatment in managing RA symptoms is also considered. If symptoms are not adequately controlled with medications and other interventions, it may contribute to the severity of impairment.
Healthcare professionals, including rheumatologists and other specialists, often determine impairment due to rheumatoid arthritis. Medical documentation, including clinical assessments, imaging studies, and treatment history, is considered in the evaluation.
If you are filing a disability insurance claim for RA or have already been denied disability benefits, we can help reassess your claim.
Whether your disability insurance coverage was underwritten as a private or employer-provided policy, we have over 50 years of combined experience pursuing all insurance coverages and corporations for the benefits policyholders nationwide deserve.
At Disability Insurance Law Group, we also offer insurance claims for the following conditions:
Contact our Skilled Rheumatoid Arthritis Disability Insurance Attorneys Today
Contact our national Rheumatoid Arthritis disability insurance attorneys today by calling 954-989-9000 or contact us online to schedule a free and confidential case assessment so we can put our legal skills and resources to work for you — no matter where you live or work in the U.S.