If your doctor has not released you to go back to work, your long-term disability claim may still be and can be denied. After the insurance company receives your claim, they will review your medical records and will start their own investigation of your claim. In this process, the insurance company may send your medical records to their own independent doctors to do a peer review. If any of these doctors conclude they don’t find any restrictions or limitations that prevent this individual from working, the insurance company can and most likely will deny the claim. They can deny your claim based on their independent peer review doctor’s opinion, regardless of what the treating physician or physicians who treat you regularly state.
If your treating physician states that you cannot work, or hasn’t released you to go back to work yet, and you received a denial from your long-term disability carrier, please call Cody Allison & Associates at (615) 234-6000 and we will provide you with a free case analysis.