Losing all or part of your vision can be devastating to your career

On Behalf of | Feb 12, 2020 | ERISA Disability Benefits

For most people, the ability to see helps us navigate nearly all aspects of our daily lives. Good vision enables us to drive cars, look after our families and perform well in the workplace. 

However, a newly developed visual impairment does often play a role in a person’s ability to continue working. While many visually impaired people do adapt to their circumstances, it can be a difficult process. For example, those who drive for a living cannot continue working if they are blind. In another example, airline pilots will also be unable to work if blindness occurs. Visual impairments can make it difficult to continue in many careers, including medicine, tech work, engineering and more.

Many individuals here in Louisiana and the rest of the nation have filed successful ERISA disability claims due to a total or partial loss of vision. Unfortunately, not all of these claims are successful. Acquiring temporary or permanent disability based on vision impairment can be quite complicated.

For example, many typical group or individual policies state that it will not pay out benefits for pre-existing conditions. Even if your vision loss is a completely new occurrence, insurers are still reluctant to approve these ERISA disability claims if they can attach the blame to something you already had, like diabetes.

Our lawyers want you to know that it is possible to file your claim successfully with sound legal guidance. If you do receive notice that your claim was denied, a lawyer can help find a way to appeal the denial successfully. Once you get the benefits you deserve in the wake of vision loss, you will have the opportunity to learn new skills and continue living life to its fullest.

We urge you to continue reading the information on our website to learn more about filing successful ERISA disability claims and how to overcome denials.