Why retain the services of a superannuation lawyer?

Published 23 Dec 2015

It is important for everyone to remember that accidents, illnesses and diseases can strike the best of us. Whether this is a workplace injury or the onset of incurable sicknesses such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease, it can have a major impact on your life moving forward.

In some cases, you will be forced to leave your employment, giving up a regular income, face massive medical costs or even see your standard or quality of life diminish.

If you find yourself in this situation, it will pay to have comprehensive superannuation available to you. In fact, most of these policies contain a total and permanent disability (TPD) insurance policy should you encounter an accident or disease. However, many Australians have trouble accessing this money during these desperate times. This is where the services of a superannuation lawyer can come in handy.

What can a superannuation lawyer do for you?

There is no doubt that a disability or critical illness will cause you a great deal of stress and concern. As such, your capability to make a successful superannuation claim is limited and you might not get access to the funds and treatment that you need.

Superannuation lawyers understand these worries and will ensure they work on your case to the best of their ability. Here are two elements that these legal professionals can help you with.

  • Complex details

In order to gain control of this revenue, your claim will need to include complex details and documents. Whether this is for superannuation, disability insurance, or death benefits, a superannuation lawyer can analyse your trust deed and gather any medical evidence.

Of course, our team of lawyers can assist your claim from beginning to end and ensure your claim is dealt with in a timely fashion from both your insurer and the fund itself.

  • Challenge current disputes

Should you already be in dispute over an entitlement, it is important to highlight the value in hiring the services of a superannuation lawyer. If you are in the position where you want to challenge the original decision, our lawyers can assess the merits of your claim and request an internal or external review of the case.

At any stage of your superannuation claim, a lawyer with specialist knowledge in this field can take your case on and ensure you have the best chance of receiving the money you deserve.

For more information about our legal services surround superannuation claims, feel free to contact us today.

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