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Disability Claims: Employee Short Term Benefits

Short Term Disability

Share Lawyers specializes in disability law. Our short term disability lawyers have represented over 8,000 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 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.

Free consultation

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.

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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.

Pre-existing condition

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’s Story

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.

We’re here to support you during this difficult time

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