Medical Conditions

COVID 19 and Long COVID 19

If you are suffering from COVID 19 or Long COVID 19, you can apply for long term disability benefits.

Long term disability claims for benefits are designed to cover any health issues that prevent you from fulfilling the day-to-day responsibilities of your job, and COVID 19 is no exception. If the virus, complications from the virus, or long COVID 19 prevent you from working for a significant stretch of time, you can apply for both short term and/or long term disability benefits. If your insurance company denies your short term or long term disability claim in relation to your COVID symptoms, please reach out to a legal professional, like the disability experts at Share Lawyers to help you navigate your denied claim.

The most common COVID 19 symptoms are fever, cough, tiredness, and loss of taste or smell. Serious symptoms can include difficulty breathing, chest pain, and loss of speech and mobility. Less common symptoms include sore throat, headache, body aches and pains, red or irritated eyes, and diarrhea. These symptoms can be disabling and cause you to be unable to do your job, both in the short term, and in some cases, in the long term.

While people with mild COVID 19 symptoms are generally asked to manage their symptoms at home, make sure to call your doctor and keep track of all paperwork – medical documents will be important to the success of a COVID disability claim.

As the pandemic continues, there are increasing numbers of people suffering from long COVID 19. These COVID 19 long-haulers experience symptoms and health issues months after the onset of the virus and even after tests no longer detect its presence in their bodies.

Long COVID 19 symptoms include fatigue, heart palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, “brain fog”, sleep disorders, fevers, gastrointestinal symptoms, anxiety, and depression. These symptoms can persist for months and can range from mild to incapacitating.

A global survey conducted in the fall of 2020 shows that nearly a quarter of people suffering from long COVID 19 were unable to work and have gone on disability or taken medical leave. Of these patients, 85.9 % said they had relapses months after their initial infection, often triggered by some kind of mental or physical exertion such as working. We want to ensure that you are getting the benefits you deserve while you recover from long COVID 19. These benefits would act as an income replacement while you are recovering, or in the case that you cannot return to work due to long term disabling symptoms, it would be your financial support. Don’t accept the insurance company’s excuses.

These LTD disability claims are heavily dependent on obtaining the necessary medical evidence in order to prove the condition in a way that the insurance company will accept. Most policies contain time limits that can be difficult to interpret and so as soon as your long term disability claim has been denied, we would encourage you to contact our disability lawyers to discuss your LTD claim to see if we can support you. If the covid-19 pandemic or another highly contagious virus has made you sick to the point of being unable to do your job, please reach out to Share Lawyers.

We encourage you to contact us if your long term disability claims have been denied due to COVID 19 and Long COVID 19.

How a disability lawyer can support you when dealing with denied COVID 19 and Long COVID 19 claims

After receiving a disability claim denial from the insurance company, you might not know where to turn next. You may feel hopeless, but rest assured you are not alone. When you call Share Lawyers, you will speak with someone who knows the insurance industry, knows what you are going through, and can offer you the best possible advice at no cost to you.

Why you should contact a disability lawyer at Share Lawyers:

  • It’s free to talk to us about disability claims
  • We specialize in disability claims for COVID 19 and Long COVID 19 disability claims and can go through your options
  • We provide a free consultation with one of our disability lawyers to see how we can help you get your LTD benefits
  • We can answer all your questions about the insurance industry
  • We have helped many clients with COVID 19 and Long COVID 19 disability claims get their disability benefits

Let us take on the stress

At Share Lawyers, we know how difficult COVID 19 and Long COVID 19 can be for both you and your family. When your time and energy should be spent on your health, the last thing you need is to fight for your disability benefits on your own. When you get the help of Share Lawyers, you get a team of long term disability lawyers who understand COVID 19 and Long COVID 19 claims, the insurance industry, and can successfully fight for your LTD benefits. We will deal with your insurance company so that you can focus on your health.

Why hire Share Lawyers?

We won’t rest until we have achieved the best results for you. That is why we work on a contingency basis and that there are no upfront costs and no fees unless you win. If your short term disability benefits or long term disability benefits have been denied, Share is there. We won’t turn our back on you like your insurance company did. We will be there for you every step of the way, using our over 35 years of experience to win you the benefits you deserve.

What you can expect from our disability law firm

Unmatched experience in disability Law

No other Canadian law firm has worked exclusively in disability law for as long as we have.

We have been fighting against insurance companies for over 35 years and have won thousands of cases on behalf of our clients. Our unmatched knowledge in denied COVID 19 and Long COVID 19 claims and our decades of experience guarantee you the best possible results in the shortest amount of time. If you have been denied your LTD benefits and you want to pursue your case with the help of Share Lawyers, the sooner you involve us the better; timeliness and details will be very important in winning your case.

Team of disability claim lawyers to support you

You get 3 disability lawyers who are there for you and ready to fight when the insurance company denies you.

After you hire us, you will be assigned a team of three experienced LTD lawyers to fight against your insurance company. Everyone that you speak to, from your client service lawyer to your litigation lawyers, will treat you with respect, compassion, and honesty. Share is There to support you through this process.

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State-of-the-art technology

Contacting us is always easy and can be done completely from home.

We use the newest technology to accommodate our clients and their needs. In many cases, you will never need to leave your home. No matter where you are, you will easily be able to communicate with our team of disability lawyers. We are a phone call, text, or email away and make sure to get back to you in a very timely manner. Want to talk to someone face to face? With video conferencing, we make it possible without leaving the comfort of your own home.


An exclusive service to support you during your case and after you’ve won.

When you work with us, you get guidance and tools to help you along the way. You will become a member of a privileged group of clients that have access to our Hub, called Life ReBUILDER™, exclusively from Share Lawyers. It offers six unique services to help rebuild your life and get you back on track, beginning with the expertise of a full legal team all working for you.

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Denied your long term disability claim?

A note from our 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 LTD 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 all clients dealing with disability claims 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 disability claims against many insurance companies, third-party administrators and employers.

If you are unable to work, your disability claims 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 claims 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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