Navigating Disability with Mental Illness

Applying for disability benefits is an overwhelming process, particularly for those suffering from mental illnesses. The uncertainty of the process combined with trying to prove an invisible disease to doubting insurance companies, leaves most victims feeling confused and hopeless.

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Insurance Companies Will Add To Confliction

Rather than help, most insurance companies will add to this confliction by refuting your claim, which causes more stress during an already sensitive time. Paula D. faced a similar situation with her insurance company, and contacted Share Lawyers to assist with her claim.

“When I first realized I was in a situation where I felt helpless, lost and anxious, I knew I needed professional help. After the first meeting, I felt like I finally had someone who was going to fight for me.”

Unfair Treatment Due To Mental Illness Stigma

Paula knew she was being treated unfairly due to the stigma surrounding mental illness. The Share Lawyers team came to her defense, providing expert advice and helping her learn what to expect from the process.

Her mind was set at ease, and the disability benefits she was now receiving from Standard Life helped her supplement her income rather than blow through her savings. She felt that she could trust the Share Lawyers team to navigate her case and offer a sense of comfort through an already stressful time.

“The advice was respectful and honest. Absolutely!”

Paula Contacts Share Lawyers

Before reaching out to Share Lawyers, no action was being taken to move along Paula’s claim. Even though the process should be timely, her file felt stagnant. Several months went by with no activity, until she contacted Share Lawyers.

“Once Mr. Share took the file over everything went smoothly and quickly.”

Although she was making progress with her claim, Paula noted that the problem with depression is that there is no definite cure - it is a terminal condition that requires time and effort to manage.

Managing Depression Can Be A Journey

Managing depression can be a journey with moments of improvements and despair. Losing a job, combined with financial uncertainty increases the stress of a disease that’s difficult to manage. Paula agrees that it is difficult to imagine when working will be possible again, but disability benefits can offer some financial security.

Most insurance agencies will make your file an uphill battle, while your illness or injury is already impeding your climb. We at Share Lawyers understand your struggle and will help you fight for the benefits you deserve.

“I am thankful that there is a way to deal with insurance companies that unfairly deny benefits to people who have paid into it their entire lives, and when they need it insurance companies do everything they can to not pay.”

Mental Illness Should Be Treated With Respect & Caution

Mental illnesses are serious and should be treated with respect and caution. We will ensure your best interests are represented during the case.

“Share Lawyers literally saved my life! If I didn’t feel that there would ever be a light at the end of the tunnel there is a good chance I wouldn’t be here today. Thank you David Share.”

*All names and identifying details have been changed to protect the confidentiality of all involved.

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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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