Eric Buchanan teaches disability law to other attorneys

Eric has spoken at many national conferences teaching other attorneys about ERISA, disability insurance, and social security disability.

We assist thousands of people fighting wrongful denials

We have helped thousands of people fight wrongful denials by insurance companies and the Social Security Administration.

Know that the insurance company is NOT on your side

Insurance companies know the law and have attorneys on their side, who will use the law to deny your claim!

There is no fee unless we win your disability case

We assume all of the risk. You will not pay for our services unless we win your disability case.

ERISA BENEFITS LAWYER

ERISA Benefits Claims Attorneys

Many people don’t understand that benefits they are provided at work or from a union fall under a special area of law, and are not treated like normal contracts.

Insurance and other benefits provided at work usually fall under a federal law called The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, or “ERISA.” ERISA covers two general categories of benefits, pension benefits and welfare benefits. Welfare benefits include almost all insurance policies offered through work, such as long-term disability insurance, life insurance, health insurance, accidental death and dismemberment or disability coverage, vision and dental insurance, long-term care insurance, and other similar benefits.

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ERISA rules are different from regular insurance and court rules. If you have been denied any of these types of benefits under a policy or plan provided by your employer, there are many rules involved in appealing these case and taking them to court that are different from ordinary insurance and contract disputes. One of the special rules about ERISA cases is that the person applying benefits must get all the information in to support his or her case before the insurance company of plan makes a final decision; otherwise, that information will not be considered by a court later on, if the claim is denied. Also, the rules in ERISA cases usually give the insurance company or decision-maker the benefit of the doubt in court, so that knowing what information to submit is crucial to successfully obtaining ERISA benefits.

If you are applying for ERISA benefits, or have applied and been denied, you should consider asking an attorney who is experienced in ERISA benefits. You should get that attorney involved as early as possible so they can help you with your case.

Pension benefits include not only ordinary retirement benefits, but some pensions provide for benefits on account of disability or death. ERISA applies whether the benefits are provided through an insurance policy or a plan funded by the employer’s own assets.

We Want to Help with Your ERISA Benefits Claim

At Eric Buchanan and Associates, PLLC, our team has handled many ERISA cases, and is very familiar with ERISA’s special rules. Eric Buchanan regularly teaches other attorneys about ERISA, and how it works, and our team has successfully appealed ERISA cases and litigated ERISA cases in court. Also, in many ERISA benefits cases, we can help someone appeal a case properly without charging any up-front fee. Instead, in many cases, we don’t charge a fee unless our client recovers benefits or settles his or her claim.

ERISA is a complicated area of the law, where the insurance companies, unions, and employers know the rules. You need attorneys on your side who know the ERISA rules, and know what rights you have under ERISA.

If you have any questions about your ERISA benefits, you should contact the team at Eric Buchanan & Associates, PLLC. We can answer your questions, protect your rights, and help get the benefits you deserve.

For a more detailed explanation of what it means if ERISA applies to your claim, read Eric Buchanan’s article, “What Does It Mean if ERISA Applies to My Insurance Case?”.

Top Five
Reasons
to hire Eric Buchanan and Associates to represent your disability case

Attention

We are selective about the cases we take, so we can provide each client with the attention he or she needs.

Nationally Recognized

We are nationally recognized and help clients all over the United States.

Rule Changers

Our team has fought for our clients so long, and so well, that we have helped change the rules so the law is more on our clients’ side.

Eric Teaches

Eric Buchanan regularly teaches other attorneys, nationwide!

We Fight

We know how to fight for you, to get the best result for you in your case.

MEET OUR ATTORNEYS

Eric's team of benefits and disability lawyers in Chattanooga, Tennessee can help you as it has already done for thousands of other disabled people nationwide.

Eric L. Buchanan

President + Partner

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Hudson T. Ellis

Partner

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R. Chandler Wilson

Associate Attorney

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Valerie Norwood

Associate Attorney

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