What Are The Chances of Winning Disability Without a Lawyer?

When filing a disability claim, it isn’t always clear when it is appropriate to enlist a lawyer’s help. If it is a minor case, you might think that you can probably handle matters on your own. Take it from the experienced professionals at Share Lawyers. We navigate cases like this every day, and we know how easy it is for a case to be denied.

Don't take any chances when it comes to securing your livelihood during this difficult time. Hiring a lawyer to fight for your disability insurance claim improves your chances of winning. Partner with Share Lawyers to secure the benefits you deserve.

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What Are My Chances of Winning Disability Benefits With a Lawyer?

The claims process is challenging, and insurance companies look for any chance to avoid paying out the benefits to which you are entitled. Whether you’re appealing a denied claim or filing a claim for the first time, enlisting an experienced disability lawyer greatly improves your chances of winning.

Consider these factors when deciding whether or not to pursue without legal counsel:

  1. Complexity of the Case: Straightforward disability claims may be easier without a lawyer. However, most cases are not simple and often involve multiple disabilities and a thorough understanding of policies.

  2. Medical Evidence: Accurate medical records and reports can help ensure that all relevant medical evidence is collected and presented effectively. However, if your claim has already been denied, you will likely need to gather new evidence from a medical provider.

  3. Understanding the Legal Process: Disability benefit applications often involve complicated legal procedures and regulations. Many people find it challenging to navigate these intricacies and avoid common pitfalls.

  4. Appeals & Denials: If your initial claim has been denied and you’re appealing, you must present an even stronger and more convincing case.

  5. Negotiations: Insurance companies may offer settlements to avoid paying out benefits. However, they will always make lowball offers during negotiations to ensure they pay out the least amount they can.

  6. Time & Stress: Applying for benefits and appealing disability claims can be a time-consuming and emotionally draining process, especially since you’re already dealing with the stresses of a disability.

  7. Legal Advocacy: In cases where insurance companies refuse to pay out even after appeals and negotiations, you may have to consider suing them for the benefits that you are owed. While this sounds incredibly intimidating, an experienced disability lawyer can make it a simple and streamlined process.

In theory, you could pursue your case yourself, but the legal process is an extremely tall order for most people. In Canada, your odds of success are significantly lower than if you hire an experienced disability lawyer who understands these kinds of cases.

You Need an Experienced Disability Lawyer on Your Side

Navigating a disability case without a lawyer at your side can be like trying to cross a turbulent river without a sturdy bridge. You may be able to reach the other side alone, but it will be significantly harder. Having an experienced disability lawyer at your side is like having a reliable bridge—it increases your chances of reaching your destination and improves the quality and duration of the trip.

One of the best things about partnering with a disability lawyer like Share Lawyers is that you never have to talk to your insurance company again. We’ll take on the heavy burdens for you, and we’ll work tirelessly to get you what you deserve.

Hiring a Disability Lawyer Increases Your Chances of Winning



Professional Disability Lawyer

Case Complexity

Simple cases may be successful, but cases with any complexities will likely need help.

Experienced in handling complex cases, which increases your chances of success.

Medical Evidence

You are solely responsible for gathering and presenting medical evidence.

Can ensure all necessary medical evidence is collected and presented effectively.

Understanding the Legal Process

You’ll need to navigate complex legal procedures and regulations.

Well-versed in disability law and can guide you through the process.

Appeals and Denials

Facing an appeal can be challenging without legal support.

Can present stronger cases to improve your chances during appeals.


Negotiating with insurance companies can be daunting.

Experienced in negotiating fair settlements on a client’s behalf.

Time and Stress

The process can be time-consuming and emotionally draining.

Can handle all administrative tasks, reducing your stress.

Legal Advocacy

Handling uncooperative insurance companies may be tricky.

Experience providing legal advocacy to ensure your rights are protected.

Regardless of the reason for your disability claim or denial, Share Lawyers does the heavy lifting so that your insurance company is held responsible. We have a well-established history of achieving successful outcomes for our clients, and insurance companies know that we mean business.

Share Lawyers Can Secure the Benefits You Deserve

Now that you understand your chance of winning disability benefits without a lawyer, it’s time to consider your next step.

We're one of the first firms in Canada to focus on disability law. With over 35 years of experience, we've successfully helped thousands of Canadians get their disability benefits. Talking to us is free, and you won’t pay any fees until you've won your case. Let us provide the support you need to focus on your health.

Are you still wondering, “What are the chances of winning disability benefits without a lawyer?”

Contact Share Lawyers today and put our experience to work for you. Our 35+ years of experience can help you win your case against Canada Life, Desjardins, Manulife, RBC Insurance, Sun Life, and other insurance companies. Our legal team offers a free consultation and works on a contingency basis—there are no fees unless you win your case.

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