What Paperwork Do I Need to Bring to Meet a Lawyer?

At Share Lawyers, we know how intimidating it can be to meet with lawyers and legal professionals for the first time. Our clients often ask us about what paperwork they need to bring to our initial meeting and why they need to present it. In order for our team to get acquainted with your case, we'll need you to gather some supporting documents. If you're pondering what to bring or what to send to us for your first meeting with Share Lawyers, this article lays out the basics.

What Should I Prepare?

How much paperwork you have to bring to the first meeting with our legal team depends on your situation. In some cases we may only need to see the denial letter from the insurance company - in other cases, we might need to see your disability policy as well. We always try to keep the initial process as stress-free as we can and do our utmost to ensure that there is no added strain or hassle.

How Do I Organize My Paperwork?

Your paperwork can be organized in the way that is easiest for you to explain it to the lawyer. If you need some ideas on how to organize your paperwork, take a look at this blog post.

Why Do You Need This Information?

Your initial paperwork is only used for the lawyer to gain an initial understanding of your case. Once you hire us, we will request further documentation from your employer, doctors, and insurance company as needed. Please do not request information for our meeting.

We hope that this article helps you better prepare for your first meeting with our legal team. We’re here to help, but it's a group effort and we need you to be organized and use your time with us wisely in order to be successful in our efforts. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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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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