A Mobility Disability Is More Than Just Not Being Able To Get Around
At Share Lawyers we understand that mobility disability issues after an illness or injury can have an effect on more than just your ability to work.
Often when long term disability benefits are denied, it’s on the basis that the person filing is capable of working based on their physical abilities. All too often they do not take into account the emotional and psychological effects of disability and mobility and how that plays a role in one’s capability to work and live.
Those with mobility disabilities can find it challenging to work, but also to complete tasks like cleaning, running errands, child care, self care, and social interactions. Those experiencing a loss of mobility, this change can have a profound social, psychological, and physical consequences.
Social isolation due to disability is a well documented occurrence. A recent study from Statistics Canada reports that nearly one-fifth (19.1%) of employed adults with a mobility disability indicated that their employer was unaware of their condition(s) due to fears their employer may feel disadvantaged in their place of work. These social stigmas are real an often prevalent in the workplace.
Depression and anxiety
Having a mobility disability can be accompanied not just by social isolation, but also chronic pain, decreased or limited income, and stress. This can all result in depression or anxiety, which adds to the emotional stress.
In Canada, 95.7% of adults with a mobility disability also reported at least one other type of disability - the most prominent being mental health, such as depression and anxiety.
Those experiencing mobility issues and disability aren’t simply dealing with not being able to move around independently or having to rely on an assistive device.
There are many factors to consider when you or your loved one is affected by a mobility issue. We dedicate our time and resources to ensuring those who are unable to work due to their mobility disabilities are able to get the benefits they deserve.
Denied your long term disability claim?
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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.