Of The Moment: Disability In the News

At Share Lawyers, we are always on top of the latest news and developments when it comes to disability, wellness, and representation. As a disability law firm, we are dedicated to ensuring we are not only equipped with the skills and knowledge to help our clients get the long term disability benefits they deserve, but that we are also in tune with what’s going on in the world.

This month, Share Lawyers would like to share three news articles our clients have shared with us:

Apple Wants To Introduce New Emojis To Better Represent People With Disabilities

Emojis have become a very popular way to communicate, BBC reports Apple’s responded to many feeling that very few current emoji options "speak to the life experiences of those with disabilities" and has sent a proposal to Unicode Consortium, the organization that reviews requests for all new emoji characters, to create emojis that reflect the lives of those with disabilities like an ear with a hearing aid, a person a wheelchair, bionic limbs, and more.

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Of the moment: Disability in the news

Canadians With Disabilities About Twice As Likely To Experience Violence StatsCan

In a recent article from the Toronto Star, Michelle Miquigge reports on the recent findings by StatsCan that Canadians with disabilities are about twice as likely to experience violence as their able-bodied peers.

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Why Mental Health Matters In The Workplace

In a recent sponsored post from the Toronto Star, supporting the Workplace Mental Health Conference scheduled for June in Toronto. The article underscores the importance of mental health in the workplace, how it can affect worker productivity, and how employers need to have a mental-health strategy in the workplace.

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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.

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