Medical Conditions

Denied Disability for Chronic Pain?

Many conditions, such as cardiovascular, neurological, and musculoskeletal disorders, are straightforward to identify and prove through medical examinations. Chronic pain, however, is an enigma that plagues patients, doctors, insurance providers, and employers alike.

Even though this condition is debilitating, insurance companies often deny long-term benefits because chronic pain is difficult to prove. To add insult to injury, people who have chronic pain and no perceivable physical ailment are often met with distrust, which makes it difficult to secure disability benefits.

If you have chronic pain and need disability benefits, we recommend consulting a trusted disability lawyer to improve your chances of winning your claim. At Share Lawyers, we understand the link between chronic pain & disability. We will also help you understand why your disability claim was denied and guide you through the legal process to secure the benefits you deserve.

Need to know more about chronic pain & long term disability? Share Lawyers’ experienced team helps you understand your options.

Chronic Pain & Long Term Disability

Chronic pain is challenging to substantiate with objective metrics, leading to frequent denials of long-term disability claims for chronic pain. This table explains the key aspects that make disability benefits difficult to secure for chronic pain patients:

Chronic Pain & Long Term Disability

Legal Recognition

Under Canadian law, including the Canadian Human Rights Act and provincial codes, chronic pain is recognized as a potential disability, allowing individuals to seek both short term and long term disability benefits.

Medical Assessment

A healthcare professional assesses chronic pain and documents how it inhibits one's ability to perform daily activities and work. This assessment is crucial for qualifying for disability benefits.

Disability Benefits

Many group and private Disability Insurance plans, including Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefits program and Provincial Disability Programs consider chronic pain a disability. However, coverage and acceptable levels can vary significantly between providers and policies.


One of the biggest challenges in obtaining long term disability for chronic pain is the subjective nature of pain, making it difficult to provide “objective” evidence. This challenge often leads to denials of disability claims, making legal assistance highly advisable.

When your pain is too severe for you to fulfill your job requirements for extended periods, you should be able to depend on long term disability insurance to fill in the gaps left by your wages. However, a denial from your insurance company does not mean that you will never get your benefits.

What to Do When Your Long Term Disability Claim for Chronic Pain Has Been Denied

If your long term disability claim for chronic pain has been denied, you may be unsure of where to turn. Rest assured, you are not alone, and your situation is more common than you think. At Share Lawyers, we understand that insurance companies often deny valid disability claims for chronic pain.

When your disability claim for chronic pain is denied, let us be your advocate and together, we can ensure you receive the support and resources that you need to appeal your denial and secure the benefits you deserve.

Why You Should Contact a Disability Lawyer at Share Lawyers

  • We know the insurance industry and the policy language that can lead to denials.

  • We empathize with your situation and will treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve.

  • We specialize in disability claims for chronic pain and can help you review your options.

  • We offer free consultations and work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you owe us nothing until you win.

  • We have a proven track record of success in helping clients who have had their disability claims denied for chronic pain.

You don’t have to fight this battle alone. Let Share Lawyers help when you need us and do the heavy lifting while you focus on your health.

What You Can Expect From Our Disability Law Firm

Unmatched Experience in Disability Law

A Team of Disability Claim Lawyers to Support You

State-of-the-Art Technology


With over 35 years of experience and thousands of disability cases won, Share Lawyers stands unmatched in exclusive disability law expertise. No other firm has worked exclusively in disability law for as long as we have.

Involve us early to ensure your best chance of success in overcoming denials.

Choose our services, and you'll have a team of three seasoned LTD lawyers tenaciously advocating against your insurance company on your behalf. Our dedication to respect, compassion, and integrity is evident in every facet of our work, from client service to litigation. Share Lawyers is committed to supporting you throughout your entire journey.

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If You Can’t Work Due to Chronic Pain, Share Is There

Understanding the link between chronic pain and long term disability is only the start of your journey. If your disability claim for chronic pain was denied, it’s time to connect with one of our experienced disability lawyers to kickstart the process of securing your benefits.

At Share Lawyers, we are dedicated to helping Canadians obtain the benefits they depend on and deserve. We advocate on your behalf, help you understand your options, handle the heavy lifting, and manage all communication with your insurance company.

We have over 35 years of experience in disability law and have helped over 8,000 individuals secure their benefits. It’s free to talk to us, and you won’t owe us anything until you win.

Still need more information on chronic pain & long term disability? A quick conversation with one of our lawyers will help you understand your options.

Contact Share Lawyers today and let our 35+ years of experience work for you. We can help you win your case againstCanada 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.