Short Term Disability Attorney Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti MI | Cooper & Bender, P.C.
Cooper & Bender, P.C.


Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, MI Short-Term Disability Attorney

Even a temporary disability can have a major impact on quality of life, as well as potentially causing considerable financial stress if you're unable to work because of it.  For many people who've suffered an injury or event which has incapacitated them on a short-term basis, getting access to appropriate compensation or social security support can be difficult.  If you're struggling to get the funds you're eligible for, our disability lawyers can help.

No Attorney Fees Unless You Win


We understand how costly it can be to recover from serious injuries - which is why unless you win or settle your case, you don't need to pay for our legal services.

We have offices located in Adrian, Ann Arbor, and Jackson, MI

American Arbitration Association


American Trial Lawyers Association


Fellow Hearing Panelist – Attorney Discipline Board


Michigan Association for Justice


National Organization of Social

Security Claimants’ Representative (NOSSCR)


State Bar Representative Assembly


American Bar Association


Affiliation of Lenawee County Bar Association


Call our experienced lawyers now for a FREE review of your case


Adrian: 517-263-7884

Jackson: 517-787-1419

Ann Arbor: 734-747-9883

For many people with a temporary disability, getting the legal representation they need to obtain their compensation or benefits can be difficult to obtain.  Particularly if their income has been reduced due to their injuries, or they have already used up their savings to pay the bills, finding the money to pay for legal support can be impossible.  Our no-win, no-fee option overcomes this barrier, as no fees are due unless we win your case for you.

We are passionate about supporting all our clients to get the money they're entitled to.  Our lawyers understand how hard it is to push forward with your claim, particularly when you're battling with a government department or insurance company.  When you engage us, we will fight doggedly on your behalf, doing everything we can to maximize the chances of a speedy resolution to your case that gives you the result you want.

Our established legal practice is proud to serve local people, helping clients in our community with their disability-related legal matters.  No matter what your circumstances might be, we'll always do our best to help.  To find out more about what we can offer, or to arrange a FREE meeting with one of our legal team,

call us at (734) 747-9883.


CIGNA Reverses Cutoff of LTD Benefits to Custodian with Fibromyalgia

Cooper & Bender recently convinced CIGNA to overturn its decision to cut off benefits to a custodian who had significant musculoskeletal pain due to fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and other conditions.


Cooper & Bender prepared a comprehensive appeal that noted inconsistent and unsupportable statements by CIGNA’s own internal physicians and also gathered up statements from our client’s doctors indicating she was disabled.


Faced with this evidence, CIGNA reversed its denial and resumed payment to our client.


Liberty Mutual Resumes Payment to Nurse with Lower Back Pain and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Cooper & Bender recently convinced Liberty Mutual to overturn its decision to cut off benefits to a nurse who was experiencing disabling pain due to rheumatoid arthritis and multiple failed back surgeries.


Cooper & Bender prepared a comprehensive appeal that cast doubt on the opinions of Liberty Mutual’s physician as well as their vocational consultant. Their physician had not reviewed all of our clients records before stating that she was not disabled and his opinion contradicted itself. Further, we determined that their vocational consultant not only did not appear to have reviewed our client’s job description before saying she was able to work, she also misunderstood the definition of disability.


After receipt of our appeal, Liberty Mutual overturned its initial denial and resumed payment to our client.