Although it is considered an invisible illness, people suffering from Fibromyalgia know that it is all too real. The widespread pain, cognitive issues, and fatigue make day to day life a challenge.
Like other invisible illnesses, Fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose. And because Fibromyalgia affects such a small portion of the population, advocacy for those with the disease is scarce - especially in the legal system.
If you suffer from this chronic disease and want to apply for disability benefits, here are three blog posts that will educate you about Fibromyalgia and disability law.
This post reviews the history of Fibromyalgia and disability law. Due to misconceptions and stereotypes in the past, Fibromyalgia was not understood as a real illness and sufferers did not qualify for disability benefits.
With time, education and perception have improved and now sufferers are able to win the benefits they deserve. However, there are still obstacles for claimants, so we provide our best advice for those whose disability claims have been denied. Learn more.
We consider this one of our most important blog posts about Fibromyalgia. It is a testimony from one of our clients, John M., who suffers from Fibromyalgia. John often experiences debilitating pain that makes just getting out of bed every morning a struggle. In this post we share John's positive experience with Share Lawyers. Read the testimonial.
This post explores the difficulty of validating invisible disabilities in legal proceedings. Insurance companies go out of their way to discredit patients with disorders like Fibromyalgia. They claim that their illnesses cannot be documented.
We offer advice on gathering sufficient medical documentation to support your case and explain the difficulty of providing proof that a patient suffers from an illness defined by pain and discomfort. Learn more.
Educating yourself about Fibromyalgia and disability law puts you one step closer to being part of the solution for sufferers who are denied their insurance claim.
If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, contact Share Lawyers to learn how you can pursue the disability benefits you deserve.
Has your long-term disability claim been denied?Contact Share Lawyers and put our experience to work for you. We offer free consultations and there are no fees unless we win your case.Find out if you have a disability case.
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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.