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A Roundup Of Our Top PTSD posts

A Roundup Of Our Top PTSD posts

Do you or someone you know suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? This serious condition develops in a person after they experience or witness a traumatic event. Some of our clients who suffer from PTSD have had their disability claims denied, as PTSD is considered an invisible illness – one that is difficult to document. At Share Lawyers, we know that PTSD is all too real. We’ve written several blog posts about it based on our learnings from clients. The below three blogs will give you some insights into PTSD and disability matters. New Treatments for...
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Making The Difficult Decision To Stop Working And Apply For Benefits

Making The Difficult Decision To Stop Working And Apply For Benefits

Deciding to stop working and applying for disability benefits can be a very difficult decision to make. It is critical to carefully select when to stop working, as choosing the wrong time can lead to your claim being denied and can leave you with an uphill court battle. Is it Time? Most people who apply for disability insurance do not need to stop working immediately. They may suffer from a chronic illness or injury that makes continuing to work problematic, but not impossible. If you choose to continue to work with a disability, it is vital that you regularly meet with...
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“Contacting Your Office Was the Best Decision I Have Ever Made!”

“Contacting Your Office Was the Best Decision I Have Ever Made!”

The Share Lawyers team has a passion for helping people. Our job is to listen to you and fight for you. We know that our work impacts real people and real lives, so your feedback is incredibly valuable to us. “I loved working with Share Lawyers,” says Cathy S., a 52-year-old office manager who was diagnosed with epilepsy three years ago. “My worries and questions were addressed very professionally and the staff would always call me back if they missed my call.” “I truly trusted them with my case and they didn’t disappoint me,” Cathy continued. “I will definitely recommend...
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Ask A Lawyer: PTSD

Ask A Lawyer: PTSD

In this blog, Share Lawyers answers general questions regarding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and disability benefits. Are “injuries” in a personal injury case strictly defined as physical? Can I be compensated for my emotional and mental injuries? Injuries would include both physical and psychological symptoms. It is more difficult to obtain compensation purely for emotional or mental health injuries, although that may be possible depending on the particular circumstances of the incident that gave rise to the injuries. Can I take short-term disability for mental...
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Celebrities with Long-Term Disabilities – PTSD

Celebrities with Long-Term Disabilities – PTSD

Celebrities are human just like us. Today, we share another blog in our series on Celebrities with Long-Term Disabilities, with a focus on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Click here to read other posts in the series, on Skin Cancer, Lyme Disease, Lupus, Diabetes, and Brain Aneurysms. People who find themselves in frightening, distressing, or even life-threatening situations can react in many different ways. Fear or injury or the possibility of either can immediately cause things like stress, nervousness, or panic. These are completely normal reactions to these sorts of...
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LTD and Pre-Existing Exclusions

LTD and Pre-Existing Exclusions

In a past blog, we discussed how some LTD claims are denied based on the pre-existing exclusion clause.  We are revisiting the subject because the trend in Canadian society is towards greater movement of the labour force from one job to another, and so it is important to understand the implications of whether such a clause may impact your potential entitlement to disability benefits at some point. If the exclusion clause applies, you will not be entitled to receive any disability benefits. This blog will focus on answering some frequently asked questions that we...
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We Have a Passion for Helping People

Our number one job is fighting for you. Our team is passionate about helping people because we know that what we do impacts lives. Your feedback and kind words continue to inspire us. I wish to thank each and every one of you for all your compassion and the aid you put forth to guide me through all of this. It was a wonderful outcome. – Barbara S. Share Lawyers made me feel like they were onside with me against my insurance company, from the start through to the successful conclusion. I was made to feel that I was part of a winning team! – Michael T. Your...
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Insurance Denied for Lasting PTSD

Insurance Denied for Lasting PTSD

  Alicia had just turned 49 and was living alone for the first time. When her only child went away to university, Alicia moved to a small 2 bedroom house in a nice neighbourhood with high hopes for the next chapter in her life. In the middle of the night, she awoke to the sound of noises and footsteps in her house. It took her a few seconds to realize that hearing noises within her home at night was no longer normal. Before she knew it, she was quietly moving down the stairs to the ground floor – and came face-to-face with a man and a gun. Her home intruders...