When your doctor doesn't support your claim for long term disability benefits, what should you do next?
Your doctor's opinion can be very important in your claim. It can certainly be difficult to get the benefits you deserve without their support, but don't despair. There are some things you or your lawyer can do to help!
Why doesn't your doctor support your claim?
The first thing you should do is find out the reasons why your doctor won't support your claim. There are many factors that may contribute to their reluctance that don't necessarily have to do with whether or not they believe you have a legitimate claim.
Some common examples of reasons why a physician may not support your claim for long term disability include unclear expectations. Doctors may not understand what is expected from them in this process. They may also not want to commit to something they see as lengthy and complicated; personal opinions- some physicians may be reluctant to label a patient as disabled knowing that it may result in the approval of benefits; lack of time- some doctors may simply be concerned that the process of assisting with a long term disability claim will take up too much of their time; money- some doctors may wish to be reasonably compensated for their time in assisting with your claim; and medical opinions about your disability- some physicians may not wish to support your claim because they believe there are no limitations in your ability to work.
Share Lawyers can help
Despite their reasons for not supporting your claim, it's always best to have the opinion of a doctor who has treated you for a long time. Share Lawyers has experience in gathering information from your doctor and in explaining the process, which makes it easier to get the evidence you need to help you win your case!
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.
Denied your long term disability claim?
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