Chronic pain is usually defined as recurring pain that lasts longer than three months. The causes and area affected are varied, but it's a condition in which the nervous system continuously sends pain sensors to your brain. There are many methods of treatment; however, in most cases, it is not a definite solution, but a way to manage the pain. Many of our clients with chronic pain have had their claims denied because of a difficulty in diagnosis. It can often be difficult to diagnose chronic pain - as with other invisible disabilities - and these illnesses are an easy target for the insurance companies.
Our team at Share Lawyers wants to relieve as much stress as possible. We’ve written many blog posts about chronic pain in the past, which will help you to understand the complications around chronic pain and long-term disability.
Here are the three blogs that will teach you more about chronic pain symptoms and how a chronic pain diagnosis can affect your disability claims.
This article written by David Share and Janice E. Grevler, discusses the role of the “plaintiff's credibility”. While education and treatment options around chronic pain disabilities have progressed, insurance claims are still often subject to intense scrutiny. Learn More Here.
Tim Henry dealt with chronic pain for months after his accident, and these symptoms kept him from his delivery job. After he filed for long-term disability, he learned that the insurance company hired a private investigator - and that they were questioning his diagnosis based on a first-hand account of this investigator. Tim was stunned. Was this allowed? Learn more here.
In almost all cases, proper medical documentation must be provided in order to support a case for disability benefits. With instances of chronic pain, however, as many of these illnesses are diagnosed through patient-described symptoms rather than hard medical evidence. Illnesses such as arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and fibromyalgia are debilitating but also difficult to diagnose and verify. Learn more here.
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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.