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Success Story: Connor Payne

By the time he was 42, Connor had learned to appreciate his job as a warehouse worker in Hamilton. His world started to unravel when he developed a serious allergy to one of the cleaning chemicals used in the building.

He was regularly breaking out in hives and often had trouble breathing, and the symptoms persisted after he started wearing work gloves and a mask. His doctor told him that allergies like this can begin at any time in your life. Connor didn’t find that very comforting.

Connor started to take many sick days and eventually stopped working altogether. He halfheartedly tried to find another job, but without a high school diploma he had limited options, and he soon cut himself off from his family and his friends.

Connor applied for EI sickness and was burning through his savings when he realized he could apply for long-term disability through his group insurance. Connor asked his sister to help fill in the forms because he wasn’t very good at writing. They spent hours filling in the forms and getting a note from the doctor, but the application was immediately denied. The letter said that Connor wouldn’t be paid his disability benefits as he could easily get another job somewhere else.

Connor’s anxiety skyrocketed as he became more isolated. His girlfriend knew someone from her exercise class that had needed a lawyer to help with an insurance problem and got the name of a firm. It was Share Lawyers. Desperate and uncertain, Connor called and was relieved to learn that he was entitled to disability benefits. He felt relief that we see cases like his every day and were confident that we could help.

“They went above and beyond to help me every time I encountered obstacles and struggled with the completion of the process. They are all helpful, capable, and highly responsive.” With our help, Connor was able to secure a settlement that made his situation feel far more manageable.

“They were right about the results and they were also right to tell me not to expect any kind of apology,” Connor said. “They combine an amazing work ethic with compassion.”

For Connor, it was comforting to know that there were people who could relate to his condition. The settlement gave Connor the confidence he needed to re-engage with his community, and he no longer feels quite so alone as he looks towards the future!

*All names and identifying details have been changed to protect the confidentiality of all involved.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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