This month at Share Lawyers we’ve shared blog posts about mobility issues and disabilities. With a wide range of causes for mobility issues, resources for those with mobility issues, and other symptoms related to mobility issues, we’ve discussed how mobility issues can profoundly affect individuals.
Mobility Issues: Round Up
As part of our Round Up series, here is a list of our previous posts related to mobility and disability.
The short answer - more common than you think. Back problems are one of the most common chronic conditions in Canada, with 4 out 5 adults experiencing back pain or injury in their lifetime. Herniated (bulging or slipped) discs occur when the jelly-like cushion between two vertebrae pops out of place and is jutted out into the spinal canal. This in turn puts pressure on the nerves, causing pain.
Invisible disability or hidden disability is an all-encompassing term for those with disabilities that cannot be immediately identified this can include: Chronic conditions such as Chronic Pain, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Fibromyalgia, Mental Illness, Epilepsy, Lupus, Lyme disease, or Endometriosis. According to the World Health Organization, over 15% of the world identifies with having a hidden disability.
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.
A large percentage of disability insurance claims are based on mental health problems and insurance companies have a number of typical methods to deny these claims. Workplace stress, major depressive episode, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to name a few of the most frequently cited conditions that form the basis for disability insurance claims.
It can be quite difficult to claim disability benefits when you suffer from chronic pain illnesses. This is because many of these illnesses are diagnosed through patient-described symptoms. To be eligible to receive disability benefits for any illness or disability, you need a medical provider to support that you cannot work. Sometimes it is hard to prove with objective medical evidence that you have a physical or mental condition that prohibits you from working. Things like x-rays or test results are key but can be very hard to get. For many chronic pain illnesses, there are no such items of evidence for a patient to present, only symptoms of pain and, to some extent, medical history.
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.