If you have a condition that prevents you from working, such as an injury, psychiatric disorder, or chronic illness, you may have considered going on short or long term disability. This is a big decision and means that you need to make a claim for disability benefits, which can most commonly be accessed either through an employer or a personal insurance policy.
The process of applying for disability benefits can be filled with many questions and is fraught with uncertainty and doubt. Looking for answers? This article is a roundup of our top 10 most popular blogs related to long term disability, disability claims, denied LTD benefits, and employment law, including answers to common questions about various medical conditions, medical treatments, how to obtain a diagnosis, how to find disability support, and more.
Travelling Do’s and Don'ts While on Long Term Disability?
Now that domestic and international travel restrictions are becoming more relaxed, many people receiving long-term disability benefits are asking important questions like, “can you travel while on disability?” or “can you leave Canada while on long-term disability?” This blog lists the things that you need to consider before traveling outside of Canada while on disability.
Constructive Dismissal Claims: Why They are Not Recommended by Most Employment Lawyers
A constructive dismissal occurs where your employer significantly changes some term of your employment or makes work so intolerable for you as to undermine the basic terms of your employment. In this blog, an employment lawyer explains why a constructive dismissal may not be the best option for an employee – even when some of these conditions may exist – and what some alternatives may be.
What are Ontario employees entitled to when permanently disabled from work?
Did you know that after a certain time period, an employer can terminate your employment even if you are off work due to a disability or medical condition? In Ontario, after two or more years on disability leave an employer may be able to dismiss you through “frustration of employment”, if no recovery or return to work is in sight. This blog explains what "Frustration of Employment" is and what you are entitled to if it occurs.
Can My Employer Force Me to Return to the Office?
As employers across Canada push for a return to in-office work, many employees have been seeking advice on their rights to continue working from home. Do employers have the right to bring you back to the office after so much time has passed? Does this violate your employment rights? This blog answers these questions and outlines three scenarios related to return to office in which employees may find themselves.
The new Netflix series Maid – starring Margaret Qualley – is winning accolades for its frank depictions of so-called invisible disabilities, such as addiction, abuse, PTSD, and generational trauma. This blog discusses why this type of depiction in pop culture is important.
Canadian Actor Ryan Reynolds Opens up about Anxiety and Mental Health Challenges
Even Hollywood’s biggest stars can experience mental health challenges like the rest of us. In this blog Free Guy star Ryan Reynolds discusses his struggles with anxiety and how over-committing to work became a coping mechanism for him.
Which medical conditions qualify for disability benefits in Ontario?
According to statistics, nearly one-third of people who suffer from a severe disability continue to work. If you are one of those people, you may be wondering what qualifies for disability benefits in Ontario? This blog provides answers to that complicated question.
Surveillance and LTD Claims – Are Insurers Doing More Surveillance During COVID-19?
Insurance companies frequently hire private investigators to observe the activities – both online and off – of those who have made disability claims. But has this invasive practice increased or changed in the age of COVID-19? This blog examines some recent court decisions where surveillance played a key role.
Canadian Women More Likely Than Men to Experience Mobility Issues
Did you know that disability symptoms including chronic pain and reduced mobility are most commonly reported amongst women – and that these symptoms are often severe enough to impact their ability to work or result in them filing a disability claim? This blog examines some of the issues that Canadian women with disabilities and medical conditions face in the workplace.
Cassandra received a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa – a serious eating disorder – but her long term disability benefits were denied by the insurance company on the basis that it was "something she was doing to herself.” This blog details a real case that started with a free consultation where our disability lawyers helped a client get the benefits they deserved.
If you have had your claim for long-term disability denied, contact the long-term disability insurance lawyers at Share Lawyers. Our experienced team of long-term disability (LTD) lawyers can help. We have recently settled cases against Canada Life, Desjardins, Manulife, RBC Insurance, Sun Life, and many more. We offer free consultations and there are no fees unless we win your case. Find out if you have a disability case.
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A note from our long term disability lawyers
Taking a medical leave from work is not an easy decision to make. Concerns about providing for yourself and your family and keeping your job may cause you to want to push through your pain, but this won’t make your problems go away. Stopping work is often the smartest decision for your long term health and well-being, and your disability benefits are there to provide you with financial support until you can return to work.
If you have made the tough decision to stop working and apply for your short term disability or long term disability benefits, you may feel overwhelmed by the process and have questions that your employer and your insurance company are not able or willing to answer. Share is There to see you through and answer your questions.
Our Disability law firm knows what you have been going through
We understand that things have not been easy for you over the last little while. Your health has been suffering, you are unable to work, and now your insurance company, who was supposed to be there in your time of need, has decided they will not pay your disability benefits or respect your disability claim. These benefits exist to provide you with the financial support you need so that you can focus on your health and rebuilding your life. It is unfortunate that your insurance company has not lived up to its promise. If your disability claim has been denied, we will fight to get you the benefits you are entitled to. Our disability lawyers have helped thousands of Canadians get their long term disability benefits over the past 35 years, and we can help you too.
Our experienced disability lawyers can fight back on your behalf
Share Lawyers believes that every client who is dealing with a disability claim deserves superior personal service. To achieve that goal, we have developed our team of experienced, compassionate, and caring long term disability lawyers, law clerks, and administrative staff to meet all of your needs. Our team of experienced long term disability, life insurance, employment, and critical illness insurance lawyers have made successful claims against many insurance companies, third-party administrators and employers.
If you are unable to work, your disability benefits should be there to provide you with the financial support you need. While your insurance company may be focused on finding ways to avoid paying your claim, our focus is on what is in your best interest. When Share Lawyers gets involved, you have an entire team of lawyers that are there to support you and to fight for what is yours.
Our disability claim lawyers fight for your disability insurance claim by relying on our many years of experience to apply the best strategic planning and approach in each case, using the latest technology available. Experience matters, and with Share Lawyers, you are in the best hands with 35 years of success on your side.
In this video, we explain the role of a long term disability lawyer and how we can support you when you have been denied your long term disability benefits.