FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TORONTO, October 30, 2021 – David Share, President and Managing Director of Share Lawyers, a Toronto-based law firm specializing in disability law, spoke October 22 at the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Fall Conference. The conference, held on its all-in-one virtual event platform, was themed The Other Side of Midnight: Post Pandemic Practice. The audience included other lawyers across Canada, most of whom work in the area of personal injury law, but don’t specialize in long term disability claims. David was one of four Ontario long term disability lawyers who took part in a panel discussion centred around long term disability insurance claims. He focused his talk on:
If I’m suffering with Long COVID, can I receive disability benefits?
David covered some of the most pressing issues related to insurance coverage of Long COVID clients. He extracted points from his recently released paper: Long COVID and Long-Term Disability Benefits: What’s in the Policy and How Will Insurers Approach It? Topics he addressed included:
- If you’re suffering with Long COVID, you can receive disability benefits. But you must be covered under a group or individual policy that will insure you in the event that you become disabled.
- Should you work or not? Right now, Long COVID is treated like any other illness or injury you might suffer. Therefore, if you are unable to work and have the medical support for that, you should be able apply for and receive disability benefits.
- What happens if you can’t prove that you ever had COVID-19? It’s not so much that you have to prove, through a definitive diagnosis, that you had COVID-19. What’s important is that the symptoms you’re suffering now and the medical support you’ve been given validate your claim of suffering from Long COVID, or a disabling medical condition.
David also addressed other issues related to Long COVID insurance claims, including:
- What clauses in my disability policy should I watch out for?
- For disability claims, what is the difference between Long COVID and Mental Health claims?
- What is the importance of vaccinations in disability claims?
David’s panel contribution generated active discussion. For him, it’s all about the client: “Every client dealing with a long-term disability claim deserves superior personal service. Long COVID clients are no exception. It’s the job of their legal team to ensure they are fairly compensated by their insurance company.”
About Share Lawyers
Canada's Leading Disability Insurance Lawyers
Based in Toronto, Share Lawyers serves clients across Canada. Co-founders David Share, President, and Wendy Share, Executive Director, lead a committed staff of over 40 legal and administrative professionals. Together, they have successfully managed thousands of long-term disability insurance claims over the past three decades.
About David Share
President / Managing Director/ Co-founder of Share Lawyers
Practicing law since 1985, David is a member of both the Ontario and the New York Bars; and has spoken at many conferences. David is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and an active member of many associations, including the Law Society of Upper Canada, The Advocates’ Society, The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association of Justice.
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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.