Share Lawyers specializes in disability law. Our short term disability lawyers have represented over 7,500 clients who have been unable to work and have been denied short term disability benefits by their insurance company under their employee disability benefits plan.
Our disability law firm helped them and we can help you.
The support you need
We know things are not easy for you right now. When your disability claim was denied, your insurance company took away the financial support needed for you and your family to survive. Furthermore, your insurance company promised to be there in your time of need, but by denying your disability claim they have added more stress to your life. This should not have happened. Our experienced disability lawyers know the ins and outs of disability law and disability rights. We will make sure you get your disability benefits while providing you with the support you need to take care of your health. When you are suffering you are not at your best, and you need the steady, compassionate advice of experienced Toronto short term disability lawyers to assist you in navigating your way to a fair and equitable resolution of your claim.
If your disability claim has been denied, contact us for a free consultation to hear what options you have.
Whatever your medical condition, our disability lawyers are here to help
Disability claims for mental health
A large percentage of people who go on long term disability do so for mental health reasons. Even more people develop a mental health condition while on disability leave – depression, anxiety, PTSD, or extreme stress – which provides a further barrier to return to work. Mental health claims do qualify you for long term disability benefits, but your insurance company will try to find reasons to deny your disability claim – often based on lack of sufficient evidence, perceived lack of treatment, or denying the claim that you cannot work based on your current condition.
Disability claims for fibromyalgia
As fibromyalgia is an invisible disability with a wide variety of symptoms, insurance companies often target long term disability claims with this condition and deny them right away. As well, insurance companies will often deny claims for people who have symptoms of fibromyalgia but who have not yet been diagnosed (after ruling out other health issues and coming to a “diagnosis of exclusion”) despite debilitating pain.
Disability claims for chronic pain
Another invisible disability, chronic pain is often overlooked by insurance companies despite debilitating long term symptoms. Because the idea of pain can be subjective and the condition presents differently in everybody, claims are often denied based on pain not being serious enough to stop you from working, insufficient medical evidence, or overall lack of credibility.
Disability claims for COVID 19 and Long COVID 19
COVID 19 has become a part of our everyday lives for now, and for the foreseeable future. Medical professionals are still trying to understand the condition and its long-term effects. If COVID 19 or long covid symptoms are preventing you from being able to work, you can apply for short term disability and long term disability benefits and your insurance company should be supporting you. Your insurance company may try and deny your claim for disability benefits due to their lack of understanding of the condition and its severity.
Disability claims for back injuries
There are many injuries and conditions that impact back health, and back pain is a common focus of many disability claims. Whether you have back pain from a fall or crash, or have a condition such as spinal stenosis, bulging or ruptured disc(s) or arthritis, insurance companies often deny claims for back pain and argue that the claimant can simply work at a less physical job. We know that this is not the case.
Disability claims for migraines
Migraines are a common headache disorder that can impact the ability to function in many ways, let alone being able to work. Because migraines are not always easy to explain or diagnose, insurance companies often deny these claims due to insufficient medical evidence or skepticism that this condition is serious enough not to be able to work.
Whatever your career, our disability lawyers are here to help
There is a lot of pressure being put on you to return to work even if you are not ready to. You know you can’t go back and do your job properly and if you were to go back to work, it would negatively impact your health. You should be thinking about what is best for your future. Having dealt with thousands of disability cases and hundreds of careers, our disability law firm knows how unique your job can be and that you should not rush into anything. If you cannot work, don’t let your insurance company tell you differently. If they will not support you, we can help. Our employment lawyers can also support you with any employment law or employment rights issues related to your disability case
Disability Lawyers in Toronto, proudly serving clients in Ontario and across Canada
Are you looking for a disability lawyer to fight for your rights? Our law firm has unmatched experience in disability law and we don't let provincial borders stop us from helping you in your time of need. Your insurance company has a presence throughout Canada and it makes sense to hire a disability law firm that has a true expertise in disability law and has a national presence too. Your insurance company knows who we are and knows that we won’t back down.
Regardless of whether you have just gone on short term disability leave and are overwhelmed, have applied for your short term disability benefits but are worried, or have been denied your short term disability benefits by your insurance company and need support, we will talk you through all of your options — free of charge. It’s important to be informed about the short term disability process and to know your rights
No fees unless you win your case
We understand your situation and that paying for a disability lawyer feels out of reach. We are here to help you no matter where you are in the disability process. That is why we offer a free consultation, why there are no upfront costs to you, and why there are no fees unless you win your case and receive your disability payments. You’re not alone. We believe in your disability case, which is why we only get paid when you do.
When you work with our disability lawyers, 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.
Confused about language?
Change of definition
Change of definition refers to a change in the definition of disability from an ”own occupation” definition to an ” any occupation” definition. This transition usually happens at around 24 months of receiving benefits. Most people are eligible for LTD benefits until age 65, and we can help you get the benefits you are entitled to receive.
Independent medical examination
An independent medical examination or “IME” is meant to provide an unbiased, professional medical examination as evidence in legal matters and is conducted by a medical specialist who has never previously offered medical care to the individual.
A pre-existing condition is a medical condition that existed prior to your disability insurance coverage. Whether you have had a medical condition since you were much younger or a more recent condition has developed, a long term disability claim with a pre-existing condition can have a negative impact on your claim.
Surveillance is a standard practice for insurance companies, as their ultimate goal is to deny your claim or terminate your existing benefits. To build a case against you, the insurance company will often check in on you to ensure that you’re not lying or exaggerating your insurance claim.
Evelyn felt completely lost when she was denied her long term disability benefits. Her insurance company did not believe that she was sick enough to stop working. After hiring us, we took over all communication with her insurance company, which had been causing her a lot of undue stress. Our disability lawyers fought back on Evelyn’s behalf, and won her the benefits that she deserved. In this video, Evelyn and her husband talk to us about their experience with Share Lawyers, and how we were able to win her disability benefits and help increase her confidence again.
35+ years experience in your corner
Our unmatched knowledge in disability law, our decades of experience, and our confident disability lawyers guarantee the best possible results in the shortest amount of time. If your disability claim has been denied 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.