3 Questions Our Disability Lawyers Will Ask You in a Free Consultation

Don't know what to expect from an initial consultation with disability lawyers? This blog will outline the most important things to know when you connect with Share Lawyers for a free consultation.

When it comes to pursuing a disability claim, there's no denying that it can be a complicated process. That's why it's crucial to have an experienced disability lawyer on your side. At Share Lawyers, we understand the importance of the initial free meeting with our clients. In this blog post, we've narrowed down three key questions that we're likely to ask you during this consultation in order to fully understand what you're going through. By thoroughly evaluating your situation and gathering all the necessary information, our disability claim lawyers can build a strong case and increase your chances of success.

1. "Do you have disability insurance?"

While the answer to this question may seem rather obvious, it is rarely as straightforward as it seems.

Many people who contact our disability claim lawyers don’t know whether they have disability insurance, and if they do have it they may be unsure about the type of insurance coverage they have.

Here are some details to find out about your disability insurance before your free consultation.

Is your disability coverage:

  • Group coverage through your employer?
  • Private policy or individual policy that you purchased on your own?

Other important questions to ask:

  • How long does the disability coverage last?
  • What amount will the insurance company pay if you qualify for the disability benefits?

2. "Where have you been working and for how long?"

There are several details our disability claim lawyers will learn by answering these questions:

  • If your disability benefits are available to you through your workplace, how long have you been there and are you unionized?
  • If your disability benefits were purchased privately from an insurance agent, how long have you been working in that occupation and what skills or training do you have?

The answers to these straightforward questions are arguably the most important, as they help us see if our disability law firm can take on your case. Though the questions seem simple, the answers will help our team understand key details about your eligibility of you getting money from your insurance company.

It's likely that we'll be able to take on your case. However, if we recognize that we can't help you, we will still lay out all of your options and advise you on the best course of action. Our disability lawyers have been working with Canadians living with disabilities for over 35 years, and have seen it all.

3. "What illness or impairment is preventing you from being able to work?"

This question gets to the crux of how our disability lawyers can help. Unlike the insurance companies, which often deny legitimate claims for disability benefits, we believe that you're being truthful about your medical condition and the severity of your symptoms. Some common follow up questions that will help us fully understand your case are:

  • Is your medical problem obviously disabling?
  • Are your symptoms severe enough that they prevent you from working?
  • Are you currently receiving treatment and are your doctors and healthcare providers supportive of your inability to work?
  • How long will your illness continue and when do you anticipate you will be able to return to work?

Being able to speak to these specific questions is key for your initial free consultation. The more information the disability lawyer has, the quicker we can take on your case and start fighting back against the insurance company.

At Share Lawyers, we understand that the process of pursuing a disability claim can be complicated and overwhelming, especially when you're dealing with health problems. That’s why our experienced team of disability lawyers is here to help. During your free consultation with us, our lawyers will ask you key questions about your disability insurance coverage, your medical condition or impairment, and your current work status in order to begin to build a strong case for you.

By gathering all this information upfront at the initial meeting, our disability lawyers will soon know if they will be able to take on your case and help you by fighting back against the insurance company.


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 insurance 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 insurance 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 long term disability benefits or respect your disability claim. These disability claims 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 long term 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 all clients dealing with long term disability claims deserve 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.


Denied your long term disability claim by your insurance company?

Contact Share Lawyers today and put our experience to work for you. Our 35+ years of experience can help you win your case against Canada Life, Desjardins, Manulife, RBC Insurance, Sun Life, and other insurance companies. We offer a free consultation and there are no fees unless you win your case. Join us on Facebook and become a Top Fan for a chance to win each month.

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