Advice from Canadians Managing a Disability or Disabling Symptoms

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Over the past 35 years, Share Lawyers has spent a lot of time listening to clients who are struggling with a disability, especially when the insurance company has denied their disability claim and said that they are not sick enough to receive benefits. Out of that struggle comes a lot of learning, and we are pleased to share with you some advice that has gotten people in our community through their hardest times.

Please note, all names have been changed for confidentiality reasons.

Ask for help!

"One day at a time don't give up, do the best you can and thank the good lord that you're here another day of prayer and hugs to everyone struggling with disability issues. Help is out there if you need it.” - Shannon

“Continue with therapeutic treatments, continue with stretches short walks have faith in life and pray that all works well for you” - Jameela

Stay as active as you can and keep self-advocating!

“If you don’t use it you lose it. Remain as active as you physically can. Try to be positive. Follow doctors orders and advocate for yourself when necessary” - Jean Paul

“I'd suggest keep advocating for yourself. Don't accept working in crippling pain as a way of life. Use resources available, stay informed and don't hide away. You matter.” - Robert

Contact a law firm that specializes in denied disability claims

“I was misdiagnosed for years in our public health care system, which made my conditions worse, and delayed my treatment. If you don't feel well and our Canadian health system is unable to identify why, get second and third opinions. Once you feel you are diagnosed correctly, If insurance denies you coverage of LTD benefits, contact Share Lawyers, I am really glad I did!” - Kamal

“I would tell them to hire a lawyer at the beginning as you have nothing to lose. I ended up with a bunch of back pay and a big settlement even after the lawyers took their money. Had I done this sooner I would have saved myself a lot of stress and sleepless nights wondering how I was going to feed my family.” - Tabitha

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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.

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