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A Client Appreciates the Regular Updates

A Client Appreciates the Regular Updates

We love hearing from our clients, and this kind of interaction happens all the time! We regularly receive emails, letters, phone calls, and comments on social media from people who use our services. Their kind words motivate us to fight even harder for their disability benefits. At Share Lawyers we go out of our way to keep our clients informed throughout the intimidating legal process. We hope that these regular updates give our clients peace of mind that we are making steps towards their goal and are on track to win their case. We received an encouraging email from John...
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Injury Leads to Disability – Share Lawyers Helps

Injury Leads to Disability – Share Lawyers Helps

At Share Lawyers we know that living with a disability is very difficult and that in an ideal world, the disabled would be given the benefits they deserve without question. Unfortunately, insurance companies often fight tooth and nail to deny disability claims. We go out of our way to ensure that from the moment you meet with us you are well taken care of by our lawyers and legal support team and we do our best to make sure the legal process ahead is as quick and painless for you as possible. We recently heard from our client Sam, who was seriously injured in a boating...
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Why Was I Denied Disability Benefits?

Why Was I Denied Disability Benefits?

You’re probably reading this blog because you have been denied your disability insurance benefits, and are feeling frustrated, angry, hopeless, and don’t know what to do. There are a number of reasons why disability claims get denied. In this blog, we will discuss a few of the most common. The Pre-Existing Exclusion Clause (“Pre-Ex”) Group Disability Insurance benefits (benefits provided through a group policy through your workplace) usually contain a pre-existing exclusion clause for Long Term Disability Benefits.  This clause does not usually apply to entitlement to...
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Diabetes & Depression = Denied Claim

Diabetes & Depression = Denied Claim

Cindy, 40 years old, has had Type 1 Diabetes since she was a child, but her illness has always been well under control. Just six months ago, Cindy was hired for a new position. She was excited for the opportunity and anxious to begin her new job. Cindy did not inform her employers about her illness as it had never been a problem for her in the workplace. Soon after starting her new job, however, Cindy was diagnosed with a severe depressive disorder. She had good group coverage in her new workplace, so she tried to file a disability claim for long-term disability benefits,...
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Ask a Lawyer About Diabetes

Ask a Lawyer About Diabetes

In this blog post, Share Lawyers’ answers questions from potential clients with diabetes. Read on to learn more about particular issues surrounding diabetes and disability claims. Q: What is a pre-existing condition? A: A pre-existing condition is a term used by insurance companies to describe a medical condition that existed prior to your disability insurance coverage. For example, if you started at your job six months ago and now find that you cannot do your job because of diabetes or asthma, your insurance company may argue that your condition existed prior to your...
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How to Help a Friend or Loved One with Diabetes

How to Help a Friend or Loved One with Diabetes

Has someone close to you recently been diagnosed with diabetes? About 7.5 percent of the Canadian population lives with Type 2 diabetes (with a projected 10 percent by 2020), so the chances that someone you care about lives with the condition is becoming more and more likely. A diabetes diagnosis, while usually very manageable, often means the beginning of some very big life changes. This can be a scary and confusing time for many, and having to cope with the changes alone can seem very daunting. Offering your help, or even joining in with their lifestyle changes, lends...
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Roundup – Our Top Posts About Diabetes

Roundup – Our Top Posts About Diabetes

Diabetes is a debilitating condition that affects millions of Canadians. About 7.5 percent of the Canadian population lives with Type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes, a condition that often precedes the development of Diabetes, affected over 20% of the Canadian population in 2015. There are three types of Diabetes – Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes. At Share Lawyers, we know how life disrupting living with Diabetes can be. Over the years, we’ve represented clients diagnosed with Diabetes and helped them to obtain the long-term disability benefits they deserve for...
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How is Diabetes Depicted in the Media?

How is Diabetes Depicted in the Media?

TV shows and movies are an important and entertaining part of many of our lives, but they don’t always offer an accurate portrayal of people living with serious or chronic medical conditions. Nuanced or realistic portrayals of serious issues are simply not always possible due to the constraints of the film and television format, namely the fact that directors and producers usually have less than two hours to tell a complete story. There’s also the important fact that movies and TV are a form of escapism for many viewers. Most people don’t want to see real-life when they...