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Get Disability Compensation with an ERISA Lawyer in Akron

Insurance companies work hard to prevent disability payouts. We help people in Akron leverage ERISA law to overcome insurer misconduct and secure the benefits they deserve.

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Get Disability Compensation with an ERISA Lawyer in Akron


Insurance companies work hard to prevent disability payouts. We help people in Akron leverage ERISA law to overcome insurer misconduct and secure the benefits they deserve.

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ERISA Law is Complicated. Know Your Rights.

IF you or someone you know in Akron is

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Unable to Work due to injury, illness, or permanent disability

Nearly 25 percent of working Americans will be faced with a disability before they reach retirement age.


Covered by an Employee-Sponsored Insurance and Benefits Package

Approximately 54 percent of America’s workers earn retirement benefits on the job, and 59 percent earn health benefits.


Trusting the Insurance Company will Provide Proper Disability Benefits

ERISA protects workers retirement savings from misconduct because many insurance companies try to avoid disability payouts to their customers. You need an ERISA lawyer to defend your rights.

As an ERISA attorney serving Akron, we can help.

Click below to request your free ERISA disability claim consultation. You pay nothing unless we help you obtain benefits. That’s our promise.

Obtain the ERISA Disability Benefits You Deserve

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As a former employee you’re entitled to benefits in times like these. But many times those responsible for providing these services are concerned about keeping more for themselves, then giving you what you deserve. 

In 1974, the U.S. Department of Labor passed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) to protect benefit plan participants from corporate misconduct and abuse. But insurance companies still work hard to avoid disability payouts. Something they’re required to do by law.

If you live in the greater Akron area and you’re out of work due to a health issue, and received disability insurance through your employer, then your insurance company is legally responsible to provide assistance. An experienced ERISA attorney who knows the landscape, can help you stand up to the insurance company so you get the benefits you deserve.

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My team is here to help

I know how daunting and burdensome the disability claims process can be. I also know how hard it is to find an attorney in Akron who understands ERISA’s inner workings.

The law is complicated, and your insurance company will leverage it to keep their pockets full.

What you do now matters. Whether you’re just starting the process or are actively pursuing litigation, we can help you maximize your disability payout so that you can re-establish yourself as a reliable provider for your family.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is ERISA?

ERISA stands for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. It is a federal law that governs certain employer-sponsored benefit plans. These plans usually cover retirement (i.e. 401(k), health insurance, and disability (short-term and long-term disability insurance) benefits provided by your employer. ERISA outlines several strict requirements and deadlines that govern an employee’s application for benefits, submitting appeals on disapproved claims, and how someone can litigate his or her claim in court.

What is an ERISA plan?

The ERISA plan can be referred to as several different things, such as “the policy,” “the long-term disability policy,” or “the LTD policy,” refers to a specific document that is held by the employer and/or plan administrator. It is an official document that covers everything from who in your company is covered for the benefit, to how much you can expect to receive and for how long, to the specific definitions of disability and other important terminology, to how to appeal, and other very important information. The plan or policy is the governing document that directs how the insurance company and/or your employer is to handle your claim for disability benefits.

What is the purpose of ERISA?

ERISA was put in place with the intention of protecting the interests of employees and their families with regard to their pensions, disability insurance plans, healthcare, and other group benefit packages. While it does set forth certain rights of employees, such as access to certain documentation held by the insurance company or decision maker, it also severely restricts an employee’s ability to pursue certain actions against the insurance company for improper denials of short-term and long-term disability claims.

Who is subject to ERISA?

ERISA covers benefit plans provided by nearly every employer in the private sector. Certain benefit plans are excluded from ERISA, including benefits issued by government employers, benefits issued by churches or other religious organizations, and insurance policies that you purchase on your own. There are other exemptions from ERISA, but these are a few of the most common.

What does an ERISA attorney do?

A skilled and experienced ERISA disability lawyer will speak with the disabled worker personally to make sure he or she fully understands disability policy, the procedures moving forward, and the impact that all medical conditions have on the insured’s ability to perform his or her (or any) job. The lawyer will then put together a thorough plan to gather all of the evidence needed to support the application or appeal for disability benefits, including reviewing any denial or termination letters, reviewing the insurance company’s claim file, coordinating with your doctors, and obtaining and submitting all forms, statements, and medical records to prove your qualification for a disability benefit. A disability lawyer should have experience with appealing denials and litigating these cases in court so that the claim is presented properly from the start.

What Parts of Akron do you serve with ERISA Disability?

If you live in Akron, our services are for you! We serve all neighborhoods and zip codes in Akron: 

Cascade Valley, Chapel Hill, Downtown Akron, East Akron, Ellet, Fairlawn Heights, Firestone, Park, Goodyear Heights, Highland Square, Kenmore, Merriman Hills, Merriman Valley, Middlebury, North Hill, Northwest Akron, Sherbondy Hill, South, Akron, Summit Lake, University Park, Wallhaven, West Akron, West Hill

44203, 44221, 44223, 44260, 44278, 44301, 44302, 44303, 44304, 44305, 44306, 44307, 44308, 44310, 44311, 44312, 44313, 44314, 44319, 44320, 44333.

As a public employee in the state of Ohio, you deserve to receive the disability benefits you are eligible for. 

However, it can feel overwhelming to start the process yourself, and difficult to find an attorney who is able to simplify the process for you. 

That is where we come in! Scott Kolligian Esq. is able to help you navigate the paperwork and processes needed to enable you to claim your benefits. Our office will do all the hard work for you so as to make it as simple as possible. 

Our goal is to get you back out enjoying Akron, OH as soon as possible. After all, there are so many attractions to experience here: 

  • Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens 
  • Akron Zoo 
  • F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm 
  • Akron Civic Theatre 
  • Akron Art Museum 
  • Portage Lakes State Park 
  • Goodyear Airdock 
  • Akron Children’s Museum 
  • Cascade Valley Park 
  • Chapel Hill Mall 
  • And more

We want to get you out enjoying the beauty and interest as quickly as possible! 

Akron has a long history of rubber and tire manufacturing, giving it the nickname “Rubber Capital of the World.” The Goodyear Tire Co. carries on this history in Akron today. The city also used to be a center of airship development. 

Today, Akron’s economy includes manufacturing, education, healthcare, and biomedical research. Home to 199,110 people, it is the fifth-largest city in Ohio. 

The VisitAkron website frames the city like this: 

“With a wonderful array of sites and attractions, accommodations and restaurants, meeting and convention facilities and countless recreational activities, Akron/Summit County should be your next destination for fun and excitement. Our proud heritage as a pioneering center of industry and innovation creates the foundation on which our community now rests. While visiting, you will not be able to ignore the sense of pride and accomplishment seen on the faces of our hospitality partners.”

We look forward to hearing from you!

What other Cities in Ohio do you serve?

We serve most of Ohio with our ERISA disability services including:

If you aren’t sure if we serve your area, please Call Us to talk to us and find out!

Recovery Starts Here

Get the ERISA disability benefits you deserve in Akron

Request Consultation

Meet with me, not a case manager. I will help you determine the best possible way to present your claim and maximize your benefits.

Build Claim

We coordinate with medical providers and other experts, submit your documentation, and communicate with decision-makers directly.

Get Benefits

We help you obtain the compensation and long-term care you need to re-establish yourself as a reliable financial provider for your family.

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I Need Help with SSI or Social Security Disability


I Have a Private Disability Insurance Policy


I Still Work or Used to Work for the State of Ohio


Know Your Rights. Get Your Benefits. We Can Help.

During your consultation, I will personally review your ERISA case, explain the best way to proceed, and connect you with other community resources if needed.


That’s our promise

Know Your Rights. Get Your Benefits. We Can Help.

During your consultation, I will personally review your ERISA case, explain the best way to proceed, and connect you with other community resources if needed.

That’s our promise


With this free resource, you’ll be able to quickly identify which programs you’re eligible for, learn simple tips to help you build a stronger claim, and determine when it’s a good idea to seek legal representation.     

By requesting a copy of The Ohio Disability Guide: Understanding the Claims Process in Less Than 10 Minutes, you are authorizing Scott M. Kolligian, Esq., to contact you via the email address provided. You may opt-out at any time .