Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) are two of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric conditions in children; yet for the 2 percent of the adult population that also lives with these disorders, information, resources, and support can be scarce. In fact, many adults struggle all their lives with undiagnosed ADHD impairments, making their regular daily activities, including full-time employment, mildly to enormously challenging.
Common symptoms of ADHD in adults
Below are some of the most common symptoms of ADHD in adults.
- Difficulty concentrating
- Trouble processing large amounts of information at once
- Difficulty listening and following instructions
- Tendency to procrastinate
- Poor organizational skills
- Mental health disorders including depression and anxiety
In the workplace, these symptoms can inhibit an individual from completing the essential duties of their work. These symptoms may require them to be granted special modifications in order to succeed in completing their responsibilities. In severe cases, the disorder may be considered disabling if symptoms inhibit the individual from performing the essential duties of their job.
While more resources and tools are becoming available to adults with ADHD, there is still a lot of progress to be made on the part of employers to help create successful work environments for individuals with ADHD and for insurance companies to acknowledge the sometimes disabling nature of these disorders for those who are unable to continue working.
In this video, Lawyer and Assistant Managing Director Samantha Share explains that any medical condition with symptoms severe enough to stop you from successfully working could be eligible for long term disability benefits.
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.