Dallas Employment Benefits Lawyer

Dallas, Texas, Attorney Handling Employee Benefits / ERISA Claims

Employee benefits law is complex. While most employers are not required to offer health care or pension benefits, if they do, they must follow the requirements of federal law.

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was enacted in 1974 to make sure that employer-sponsored benefit plans are administered fairly and are kept on a solid financial footing.

ERISA covers employee benefits such as health insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, pensions, 401(k) retirement plans and life insurance. If your employer-sponsored benefit plan denies a valid claim, you have the right to file a lawsuit after internal appeals have been exhausted.

I can help protect your rights under ERISA. I am Dallas, Texas employment law attorney Dan A. Atkerson. I have been practicing employment law for more than 25 years. I know how insurance companies work and am prepared to aggressively negotiate for a fair settlement. If need be, I am an experienced trial lawyer who can fight for your rights in court.

If you are involved in a dispute about employee benefits, contact me for a confidential initial consultation.

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Handling ERISA Claims for More Than 25 Years

Here at the Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson, I represent clients resolve employee benefits claims such as:

  • Failure to pay plan benefits - when your valid claim is denied
  • Breach of fiduciary duty - when an employer-sponsored benefits provider fails to honor its obligation to act in the employee's best interest
  • Wrongful termination - when your employer terminates your employment in order to avoid paying benefits protected under ERISA

How the ERISA Claims Process Works

The process begins when you file a claim with your employer's insurance plan. The plan has up to 90 days to accept or deny your claim. If the claim is denied, you have the right to ask for a full and fair review of the claim. The plan has up to 90 days to review the claim. Only after that do you have the right to file a lawsuit under ERISA guidelines.

I highly recommend contacting a skilled ERISA lawyer for counsel throughout the lengthy employee benefits appeals process. If litigation becomes necessary, your attorney will be well prepared to represent you aggressively in court.

Contact Employment Law Attorney Dan A. Atkerson


1025 Arches Park DrIVE | Allen, TEXAS (TX) | 75013 | 1-214-383-3606 | e-mail us

From offices in Allen, injury attorney Dan A. Atkerson represents clients in the communities of Addison, Allen, Arlington, Carrollton, Coppell, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Irving, McKinney, Plano, Richardson, and the Colony, and throughout the DFW Metroplex. He also represents residents of Collin County, Dallas County, Denton County, and Tarrant County, Texas

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