Share Lawyers Disability Insurance Blog

  • Chronic Pain and Pandemic Anxiety

    Ellen, 40, has been dealing with severe neuropathy (nerve damage) in her feet and legs for several years. So far, it has been manageable and she is grateful that she’s been able to keep her job with the city government, especially because of the additional medical benefits it provides.

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  • Change of Definition: Anthony’s Story

    As a software developer, Anthony spent his life in front of a screen. He had no shortage of work opportunities in an increasingly digital world, and he enjoyed both the work itself and knowing that he developed products that made a meaningful difference in people’s lives.

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  • One Is The Loneliest Number

    Holiday songs are all about the winter holidays being ‘the most wonderful time of the year,’ that is often not the case for many people. Of course this was true for so many more of us in 2020, where happy times with family were instead quiet times within one’s own household, or worse still alone, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • How Share Lawyers Can Help You Help Your Patients

    As a medical practitioner, you’ve likely encountered many difficult-to-treat cases that cause your patients to take time off work. In some cases, these situations lead to Disability Claims and that opens up a new set of challenges, not only for the patient but for you. If the Disability Claim your patient makes is rejected, you now not only have to deal with the patient, but you also have to deal with the insurance company.

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  • Even Celebrities Can Get Sick From COVID-19

    COVID-19 has affected millions worldwide; even celebrities and politicians are not immune. Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were among the first celebs to publicly acknowledge that they’d contracted the virus. While Hanks and Wilson recovered, others weren’t so lucky.

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  • “Sound of Metal” Portrays Hearing Loss From Unique Point Of View

    In the acclaimed new film Sound of Metal, Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler, Rogue One) portrays Ruben, a professional drummer in a heavy metal band who finds his life completely upended when he begins to lose his hearing in the middle of a cross-country tour. The film explores his journey towards acceptance of his hearing impairment not as a disability but as a new way of living.

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  • Truckers: High Risk of Disability

    If Canadians learned anything from the surprise lockdowns in the Spring, it was the importance of Canada’s supply chains. For most of us, the food that we eat and the goods that we consume don’t come from our own residence. Our food comes from warmer climates, and our goods are often manufactured in big cities or even far off countries – all of which need to get to warehouses and store shelves to reach our homes.

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  • Anxiety, Depression and Shift Work

    Life on an automotive assembly line could be exhausting. That was especially true for Shelley, who found it difficult to balance the demands of the job with her anxiety and depression. The factory only offered a shift work schedule that changed from week to week, and that made it virtually impossible to settle into any kind of regular routine.

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  • Pregnancy and COVID: Kelly’s Story

    Kelly had been thrilled when she first found out she was pregnant when she was 36. She was less excited when she realized she’d be giving birth during a pandemic. The thought of raising a child in the middle of a global health crisis only compounded the normal pressures that everyone faces when starting a family. 

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