Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that begins after a traumatic event. That event may involve a real or perceived threat of injury or death.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can include:
- a natural disaster like an earthquake or tornado
- military combat
- physical or sexual assault or abuse
- an accident
People with PTSD feel a heightened sense of danger. Their natural fight-or-flight response is altered, causing them to feel stressed or fearful, even when they’re safe. PTSD can happen to anyone at any age. It occurs as a response to chemical and neuronal changes in the brain after exposure to threatening events.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Stress Disorder can disrupt your normal activities and your ability to function. Words, sounds, or situations that remind you of trauma can trigger your symptoms.
Symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder fall into four groups:
- flashbacks where you feel like you relive the event over and over
- vivid, unpleasant memories of the event
- frequent nightmares about the event
- intense mental or physical distress when you think about the event
Avoidance, as the name implies, means avoiding people, places, or situations that remind you of the traumatic event.
Arousal and reactivity
- trouble concentrating
- startling easily and having an exaggerated response when you’re startled
- a constant feeling of being on edge
- bouts of anger
Cognition and mood
- negative thoughts about yourself
- distorted feelings of guilt, worry, or blame
- trouble remembering important parts of the event
- reduced interest in activities you once loved
In addition, people with PTSD may experience depression and panic attacks. Treatments for PTSD include therapy, medication, or a combination of the two. If you have PTSD, early treatment can help relieve your symptoms. It can also give you effective strategies for coping with intrusive thoughts, memories, and flashbacks.
Through therapy, support groups, and medication, you can get on the road to recovery. Always keep in mind that you’re not alone. Support is available if and when you need it: you can call Share Lawyers to help you with how to navigate this difficult time, particularly if your insurance company has denied your claim.
Here at Share Lawyers we have extensive experience disability claims and especially in handling cases involving individuals who have been diagnosed with with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We understand the patience and consideration that is needed to handle such a case, together with the need for sound legal advice. When you are suffering from these symptoms you are not at your best and need the steady compassionate advice of experienced lawyers to assist you in navigating your way to fair and equitable resolution of your claim. We encourage you to contact us to consult about your long term disability claim, to see if we can be of assistance to you and your family.
We encourage you to contact us to consult about your claim, to see if we can be of assistance to you and your family.
How we can support you
After receiving a denial, 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 what you are going through and can offer you the best possible advice at no cost to you.
Why you should contact us:
- It’s free to talk to us
- We specialize in disability claims for Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Long Term Disability 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 disability benefits
- We can answer all your questions
- We have helped many clients with Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Long Term Disability get their disability benefits.
Let us take on the stress
At Share Lawyers, we know how difficult Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Long Term Disability 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 the system and can successfully fight for your disability 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 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.
Our Disability Law firm - What you can expect
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 disability law and our decades of experience guarantee you the best possible results in the shortest amount of time. If you have been denied your long term disability 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 your insurance company.
After you hire us, you will be assigned a team of three experienced disability 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.
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.
Denied your long term disability claim?
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.
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. We offer free consultations and there are no fees unless you win your case. Join us on Facebook and become a Top Fan for a chance to win each month.