In 1974, Congress passed a law that protects your employee benefits. Known as ERISA (the Employment Retirement Income Security Act), this law covers your retirement, disability, health, welfare and other employment-related benefits. It details the responsibilities of your employer regarding your employee benefit plan, and it outlines the steps you can take if you believe your rights are being violated.
Kerner & Kerner helps protect employees’ rights under ERISA. Our lawyers will fight to obtain the benefits our clients are entitled to under the law.
Any action that your employer or health insurer takes that limits your benefits – such as denial of benefits, firing or disciplining you just as you are about to receive benefits – may be an ERISA violation and should be investigated and addressed. Under your employee benefit plan, you may have the right to healthcare benefits, even if you have developed a major illness. You may have the right to collect disability or insurance benefits, even if your employer feels your problem does not qualify. And as a vested employee, you may have the right to collect pension benefits, even though you may not have worked for the company for decades. If you feel that you have been improperly denied employee benefits, contact us.
We are experienced ERISA lawyers dedicated to representing people who have been denied employee benefits under their employer’s ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) disability, health, life or severance benefit plans. We do not represent ERISA insurance companies, employers, unions, or an employee benefit plan against a working person denied his or her employee benefits. We have the experience, knowledge, desire, and confidence that you need to win if you have been denied employee benefits.
ERISA is an uncommon field of law and many lawyers do not know how it works or what is needed to prevail on behalf of a client. If you have been told by other lawyers that your claim is meritless, unwinnable, or not worth enough money, they may be wrong. If you think that your employer or the insurance company has cheated you, don’t give up! Fight back! Don’t walk away from your claim without giving us a chance to help you.
Contact us for a consultation. Regardless of what other attorneys have told you, your claim is probably worth more than enough for us to help you. We will handle your case on either a contingency or hourly basis; the choice is usually yours.