Not All Mobility Disabilities Can Be Seen

What do you think of when you think about a person with disabilities? Can you see their disability? What often comes to mind is someone with physical signs of disability - maybe a wheelchair, hearing device, visible limp, or cane; however, they may have mobility disabilities.

Mobility Disabilities | Share Lawyers

According to the World Health Organization, over 15% of the world’s population identifies with having a hidden disability.

Mobile disabilities or impairments refers to the inability to use one or more of following: use of arms or legs, lack of strength to walk, grasp, or lift heavy objects. While these kinds of disabilities can be caused by a whole range of illnesses or injuries, the one unifying factor is the inability to freely move or have full use of the body.

Share Lawyers has compiled a list of conditions and illnesses that can cause mobility issues resulting in a person being unable to work.

Not All Mobility Disabilities Can Be Seen

Chronic Pain

Although some individuals may exhibit exterior signs of chronic pain, many - like those suffering from chronic back pain - can appear as though they have no affliction.

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Sufferers of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis often experience extreme abdominal pain that can make it hard to move.


Fibromyalgia affects the muscles and soft tissue of the body. It leads to chronic muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems, and painful points or trigger points, and can affect a person’s ability to move.


Any part of the body can be affected by Lupus, like the skin, joints, brain, lungs, kidneys, blood vessels, and internal organs. Joint pain and swelling can make it difficult for individuals to function.

Lyme Disease

Among other symptoms like rash fever, and chills, Lyme Disease can also cause muscle and joint aches and fatigue. If left untreated, Lyme Disease can also cause muscle, joint, tendon and bone aches, dizziness, mental confusion or inability to think clearly, and arthritis.

These are just some of the illnesses that can cause mobility disabilities for individuals. It’s important to remember that just because a person doesn’t use an assistive device doesn’t mean they do not have a disability.

We have represented numerous clients with mobility disabilities over the years. A major theme we tend to see - especially for clients who have invisible disabilities - is that they feel they can’t or shouldn’t fight the denial of the insurance company, even though they are too sick or incapable of working.

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.

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