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Fairfax

  • 3915 Old Lee Highway Suite 22-B
    Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Phone: (703) 584-7277
  • Fax: (703) 783-0686
  • This office is open M-F, 9-5.
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Alexandria

  • 1010 Cameron St
    Alexandria, VA 22310
  • Phone: (703) 688-3944
  • xThis is a satellite office that is staffed several days a month. Please always call before dropping by!
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Arlington

  • 1655 Fort Myer Dr #700
    Arlington, VA 22209
  • Phone: (703)591-9829
  • This is a satellite office that is staffed several days a month. Please always call before dropping by!
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Dumfries

  • 17932 S. Fraley Blvd Suite 400-F
    Dumfries, VA 22026
  • Phone: (703) 988-7607
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Herndon

  • 13800 Coppermine Road 1st Floor
    Herndon, VA 20171
  • Phone: (703) 544-7868
  • Fax: 703.783.0686
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Fredericksburg

  • 1135 Heatherstone Dr
    Fredericksburg, VA 22407
  • Phone: (540) 227-4571
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Lexington

  • PO Box 530
    Lexington, VA 24450
  • Phone: (540)300-2716
  • Lexington attorney Van Hardenbergh graciously allows the use of his office for clients meetings at this location and, with client permission, serves as co-counsel in cases in this area.
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Manassas

  • 10432 Balls Ford Rd. Suite 300
    Manassas, VA 20109
  • Phone: (703) 988-7656
  • Fax: 703.783.0686
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Newport News

  • 11836 Canon Blvd Suite 100
    Newport News, VA 23606
  • Phone: (757) 932-9683
  • Newport News attorney Scott Wash is the BenGlassLaw team member at this office.
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Petersburg

  • 1658 Berkeley Avenue
    Petersburg, VA 23805
  • Phone: (804) 601-1179
  • Petersburg attorney Van Hardenbergh graciously allows us the use of his office for clients meetings in Petersburg and with client permission acts as co-counsel in cases in this area.
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Quantico - Stafford

  • 800 Corporate Drive, 3rd Floor
    Stafford, VA 22554
  • Phone: (540) 358-1371
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Reston

  • 12020 Sunrise Valley Dr. Suite 100
    Reston, VA 20191
  • Phone: (703) 988-7721
  • Fax: 703-783-0686
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Richmond

  • 1506 Willow Lawn Dr. Suite 121
    Richmond, VA 23230
  • Phone: (804) 597-0119
  • Richmond attorney Bob Battle graciously permits us to use this office for client meetings and, with client permission, co-counsels with us on Richmond area cases
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Virginia Beach

  • 4164 Virginia Beach Blvd Suite 204
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452
  • Phone: (757) 302-7527
  • Virginia Beach attorney Kellam Parks graciously permits us to use this office for client meetings and, with client permission, co-counsels with us on Virginia Beach area cases
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Williamsburg

  • 809 Richmond Road
    Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • Phone: (757) 296-0594
  • Willaimsburg attorney Stu Spirn graciously permits us to use this office for client meetings and, with client permission, co-counsels with us on Williamsburg area cases
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Health Conditions That May Lead To Virginia Disability Claim Denials

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Disability claims are denied on a regular basis.  One of the largest insurance companies, Unum Group, has admitted that it denies nearly 10 percent of the claims it receives.  While you can be denied disability benefits for just about any ailment, some health conditions appear to be rejected more often than others. 

According to the article, “Too Sick to Work? They Disagree,” which appeared in the March 2010 issue of SmartMoney, these commonly denied medical conditions include the following:

Back Pain: The Council for Disability Awareness states that musculoskeletal disorders account for 23 percent of new disability claims every year.  Insurers closely scrutinize people who file for disability based on back pain.  They have even been known to do video surveillance on claimants to see if these disabled workers are doing activities that would allude they are healthy.

Pregnancy Complications: About 9 percent of disability claims involve maternity-related issues.  Many of these claims are denied, including those associated with complications that require extensive bed rest.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: This condition is incredibly painful and often requires surgery.  However, when people elect not to have surgery, insurers will sometimes deny their benefits, saying they are ineligible.

Mental Health: People who are receiving disability benefits due to a mental health condition have to be careful about what they say to their therapists, since insurers are allowed to review the notes made by these medical professionals.  If someone says that he or she has had a few good weeks, it could be interpreted the wrong way and benefits could stop.

For more information on why disability claims are denied, order my book, Robbery Without a Gun: Why Your Employer's Long-Term Disability Plan May be a Scam.
Ben Glass
Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney
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