Amanda's early symptoms
Amanda was only 37 years old when her life changed forever. At the time, she was working as an administrative assistant in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Since turning 30 she had been feeling sore and tired all the time. She was seeing her GP regularly, and getting testing done by specialists. But just after her 37th birthday, her mild symptoms became much worse. She was starting to have trouble keeping up with all of her personal and work responsibilities. When she was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia, she was glad to have some answers, but deeply concerned about how she would continue working.
How fibro impacted Amanda
Fibromyalgia is a common yet debilitating medical condition characterized by widespread pain, fatigue, and tender spots on the body. Even the most mundane activities like getting dressed, cooking, or commuting became incredibly difficult for Amanda. Despite her best efforts to cope with the condition, she found that her physical limitations impacted her ability to work and care for herself.
Amanda wasn't supported by her employer
As her condition worsened, Amanda's doctor advised her to take some time off work to focus on her health. Originally, her employer was supportive and she applied for short term disability benefits. However, her employer's attitude changed when Amanda's absence extended beyond a few weeks. They grew impatient and began to lose faith in her ability to return to work.
Amanda became anxious about her job security and tried to go back to work. But Amanda could not keep up. She knew that something had to give. If she continued to work she knew her performance would continue to suffer and that she could be fired. That's when she decided that she needed to apply for long term disability benefits.
The insurance company denied her claim
After waiting several weeks to hear back, she found that her insurance company had denied her disability claim stating that her fibromyalgia symptoms were not severe enough to stop her from doing her job.
Feeling overwhelmed and unsupported, Amanda decided to seek legal help. But who could she turn to? She asked around, and a friend recommended Share Lawyers, a firm of disability lawyers specializing in disability insurance claims.
Our disability lawyers take on Amanda's case
Upon contacting Share Lawyers, Amanda spoke with a team member who took the time to understand her situation, listened to her concerns, and provided her with straightforward advice. They let her know that they would take on her case with no up-front cost - that she would only pay for services if they were able to secure her disability benefits.
"I contacted Share Lawyers because I needed help," Amanda explained. "I was living with fibromyalgia and working hard to find a way to manage my pain and symptoms. But when my insurer denied my claim, I felt hopeless. I needed a disability lawyer who could help me fight for what was rightfully mine," said Amanda.
With Share Lawyers by her side, Amanda felt empowered and supported. Her legal team took on all communication with her insurance company, and they found ways to prove that her fibromyalgia was a legitimate medical condition that prevented her from working. They gathered medical evidence, spoke to her doctors, and presented a strong case to the insurance company.
Disability lawyers get a positive result
After months of negotiations, Amanda's team secured her a lump sum settlement that allowed her to focus on her health and well-being. The settlement was more than just financial compensation; it was an acknowledgement of her struggle and an assurance that she had a support system that had her back.
"My experience with Share Lawyers was very positive. I had an excellent team, very supportive, with excellent service. I am pleased with the settlement that I received excellent service! I would recommend Share Lawyers to family and friends. The staff was very helpful and responsive and friendly," Amanda said.
Amanda can focus on her health
Today, Amanda is doing better, thanks to the support she received from Share Lawyers. She is attending regular treatment sessions for her fibromyalgia and is making strides towards managing her symptoms. Above all, she is grateful for the peace of mind that comes from knowing that there is legal support available when she needs it.
Our disability lawyers make access to legal support easy
Amanda's journey with Share Lawyers is a testament to the importance of having access to legal support when facing complex legal situations. Her story sends a message to anyone navigating a similar situation that they are not alone, and there is hope for a better outcome. Share Lawyers is committed to providing excellent service to all its clients, and Amanda's story underscores the hard work and dedication that goes into achieving that goal.
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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 over 8,000 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 disability 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 disability 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 lawyers fight for your disability 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.