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Success Story: Diana Sutter

Diana Sutter was a hard-working woman who loved her job. Having worked in the Mental Health field for over twelve years, Diana had dealt with many different people and situations. Not much could upset her anymore. She loved her co-workers and enjoyed going to work every day.

Unfortunately, Diana suffered from severe chronic migraines and had been diagnosed with chronic depression and fibromyalgia. She had to call in sick frequently, requiring days off to deal with the issues and symptoms that she experienced. Although they loved having her at work, it is hard to employ someone who is always calling in sick. Diana knew that she had to do something, so she applied for disability benefits.

Unfortunately, Diana was turned down four times. Still dealing with the issues of her depression and frequent migraines, Diana didn’t know what to do. She saw a commercial for Share Lawyers on television several times but didn’t think it would help her. Finally, her husband told her to “just call and see what happens”

Diana listened to her husband and called for a consultation. Speaking with Share Lawyers that first time changed everything; they immediately told her that she had a good case. Diana says the initial consultation was validating. “My lawyer was phenomenal. After our first meeting, and hearing that they would help; it was like the sun came out. I was dumbfounded.”

After Diana’s initial consultation, Share Lawyers began her case immediately. Diana says they started working on it right away. “It was like boom, boom, boom. They started running with it.” Although the case itself took months to build, Diana says she never felt worried or nervous about the process. “Everyone was so nice, they really took care of me. Every time I saw them, they were amazing. Full of compassion - they just listen.” Diana said that having someone to talk with her who understood her situation was key. She said that the reality of the situation is that she can’t work, and needed to speak to someone who would help. “Money doesn’t make your problems go away, but not worrying about money definitely helps.”

Diana describes the day the case came to a head in a final meeting. Diana says she was much more nervous that day. “I had a migraine and was so nervous about what might happen. The lawyers kept going back and forth. Thankfully my husband was with me!”

Before Diana knew it, the lawyers had settled. “The results were more than I had ever dreamed I would get. I was so thankful that my lawyer pushed for what he thought I should get, and delivered. Afterwards, my husband and I got in the car, looked at each other, and said ‘Did that just happen?’”.

Diana received her settlement within a week and says that her experience with Share Lawyers made all the difference. “The process was long, and I had to be patient, but my experience was wonderful. If people are hesitating, don’t hesitate to call. They’re on your side.”

The first time Diana read a Share Lawyers Success Story, she had no idea that one day she would be telling her own story. Reading other stories was always a source of hope and happiness for Diana, and she is so pleased to be able to do the same for others. “There are people out there who are willing to help you. Let them!”

*Names have been fictionalized to protect the privacy of our clients.

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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.

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.

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