A recent report by Statistics Canada found that nearly 2.1 million women (14.9%) compared to 1.7 million men (12.5%) aged 15 or older reported having one or more disabilities, mobility issues, that limited them in their daily activities. About half (49.9%) of women with disabilities had disabilities considered to be severe or very severe, as opposed to disabilities that are mild or moderate.
At Share Lawyers, our long term disability lawyers know these statistics are more than just numbers. With more than 35 years of experience, we’ve seen how the lives of many individuals are affected by disability. We have worked with many who have challenges living, working, and moving through the world.
Pain, Flexibility, & Mobility Most Common in Women
Disability symptoms including reduced flexibility, pain, and reduced mobility are most commonly reported amongst women. Chronic pain and mobility issues can make it difficult or impossible for some individuals to work and can cause some to feel socially isolated. Isolation can coincide with mental health issues like depression and anxiety, which also make working a major challenge.
Women with Disabilities More Likely to Live Alone Or Be Single Parents
Women with disabilities are more likely to live alone, therefore, often need outside supports. They are more likely to be single parents - this is no exception for women with disabilities - meaning they are often the sole breadwinner for the household. For those finding they are no longer able to work because of their disability, this makes long term disability benefits all the more essential.
Women More Likely to Need Help with Appointments, Housework, & Heavy Household Chores
Women with disabilities report a higher rate of needing help with heavy household chores, housework, getting to and from appointments, and preparing meals. When a woman with a disability receives the support she needs, she is more likely to participate in everyday activities, and take the time to recover from injuries or illness.
At Share Lawyers, we see clients when they are first denied their LTD benefits and they feel like there is nothing they can do. Getting the resources they need, including time away from work, is essential. We are dedicated to ensuring those individuals are able to access the benefits they need.
Women with Disabilities More Likely To Need Workplace Accommodations
Women with disabilities are less likely to receive workplace accommodations to make it easier or even possible to work. Only 47% of women with mobility disabilities who need accommodations like handrails, ramps, widened doorways, or hallways reported having these accommodations, as opposed to 68.3% of men. All too often individuals with disabilities do not have the resources they need to work.
The realities for women with disabilities, especially those with mobility disabilities, can often be a barrier to their ability to work. At Share Lawyers, we can attest to the fact there are many individuals of all genders who are denied the disability benefits they need, and we’ve dedicated our mission to fight for those in need.
If you have had your claim for long term disability denied in Ottawa,contactthe long term disability insurance lawyers at Share Lawyers. Our 35+ years of experience in long term disability (LTD) law can help you win your case against Canada Life, Desjardins, Manulife, RBC Insurance, Sun Life, and other insurance companies. We offer free consultations 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.
Denied your long term disability claim?
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 free consultations 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.
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.