As busy professionals, the added obligation to assist your patients in trying to get their disability insurance benefits can be frustrating and time-consuming. Medical professionals must fill out endless requests for forms and further information to be provided to substantiate entitlement to these benefits.
Disability Insurance Claim Denied For Your Patient
The frustration you feel pales in comparison to your suffering and deserving patients. As health professionals, it is hard to understand why an insurance company does not accept your opinion regarding your patient’s ability to work. For the patient, it is beyond comprehension that the opinion of their doctor, social worker or nurse practitioner appears to be simply ignored or dismissed as “....not providing sufficient evidence to explain why you[r] patient is unable to perform their usual occupational duties.”
A request for more information, where you, as the professional feel that you have already provided everything you can to support your patients’ claim, must leave you wondering what they’re looking for. Would a brief sentence like this make a difference?
“When I indicated that my patient was totally disabled in my previous letter to you, I meant that they are REALLY totally disabled!”
You probably already know that this is not likely to make any difference, at all.
How To Help Your Patients
So, how can you help your patients in this situation? Refer them to an experienced disability insurance lawyer, who can advance the matter to the next level and provide the much- needed advocacy to break down the barriers of the disability insurance system. Only then will your patients have any chance of a more level playing field in securing the disability benefits that are justly owing to them.
Looking for more information on medical conditions that we see at Share Lawyers, or want to continue to find out more about what we can do for your clients or patients; feel free to get in touch with us!
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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.