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Feel Like You’re Getting Nowhere After an LTD Denial? Share Lawyers is Always Available to Help

Feel Like You’re Getting Nowhere After an LTD Denial? Share Lawyers i...

When you have had your long-term disability claim denied you might feel that fighting the insurance company’s decision will add nothing but stress and grief to your lives. Some feel that they have slim to nil odds of getting a reversal on this decision. But we know through years of experience that this is simply not the case. Insurance companies are often proven wrong when it comes to the denial of disability benefits, but many of their decisions go unchallenged because of these common misconceptions. Share Lawyers provides expertise and support for those who have had...
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Caring For Our Clients: Prisha’s Experience With Share Lawyers

Caring For Our Clients: Prisha’s Experience With Share Lawyers

One of the most common things we hear when we’re talking about people being denied long term disability (LTD) benefits is that they just don’t think there is anything they can do. Those with disabilities often either return to work while they are unwell or have to use all their savings while trying to get better. We know from years of experience that there’s a way to get our clients the benefits they deserve.   We want to spread the word that for those facing down a denial of claims from their insurance company, we can help. But don’t just take that from us. Today we...
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Those With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Say Trained Service Dogs Are a Great Help

Those With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Say Trained Service Dogs Are a Great He...

While we are accustomed to seeing service dogs helping those who have impaired vision or PTSD, those suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) can also benefit from having a service dog. CFS (this condition is also known as systemic exertion intolerance disease – SEID – or myalgic encephalomyelitis – ME. Sometimes it’s abbreviated as ME/CFS.) is a chronic and long term disability that can cause many stumbling blocks for those who are suffering. In addition to not being able to work full or even part-time, experiencing CFS symptoms can make it...
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Roundup: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Roundup: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is unique in that it can be very difficult to diagnose, can be caused by more than one medical reason, and can often be hard to treat. Above all, CFS sufferers are often debilitated by their condition so much so that they are unable to work. At Share Lawyers, we understand how a complex condition like CFS may make your insurance claim more complicated. If you are suffering from CFS, you have every right to the long term disability benefits you deserve. Here is a round up of past blog posts which all pertain to CFS, whether it be...
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How Common Are Back Injuries and Herniated Discs?

How Common Are Back Injuries and Herniated Discs?

The short answer – more common than you think. Back problems are one of the most common chronic conditions in Canada, with 4 out 5 adults experiencing back pain or injury in their lifetime. Herniated (bulging or slipped) discs occur when the jelly-like cushion between two vertebrae pops out of place and is jutted out into the spinal canal. This in turn puts pressure on the nerves, causing pain. Herniated discs and back injuries can be incurred by a single traumatic event to the spine or by regular wear and tear. Back injuries are one of the most common injuries in...
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Faith’s Struggle With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Faith’s Struggle With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Everyone feels tired sometimes. With busy work and life schedules, it can be easy to overwork. But for those with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), this feeling of being fatigued and tired doesn’t go away with a good night’s sleep. This condition is also known as systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Sometimes it’s abbreviated as ME/CFS. When Faith came to Share Lawyers, she wasn’t just exhausted and sick from her CFS, she was also overwhelmed by being denied long term disability benefits from her insurance company who...
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Terminated from Employment –  Do You Still have LTD Coverage?

Terminated from Employment – Do You Still have LTD Coverage?

When employment ends most people would assume the long-term disability insurance coverage also ends, but a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision has confirmed, again, that LTD coverage may continue in certain circumstances. The circumstances of this case are rare, but this case does suggest that a close examination of the timeline should be made in determining whether there continues to be a viable claim. The case of MacIvor v. Pitney Bowes, 2018 ONCA 381 which was released on April 19, 2018, decided that Mr. MacIvor did have coverage for his claim for LTD benefits...
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Tips To Help You Feel Rested

Tips To Help You Feel Rested

The exact causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is still unknown, although there are various theories about where the condition stems from. For those suffering from CFS, the cycle of constant fatigue and restless sleep can be a daunting and exhausting experience. Personal relationships, professional participation, and mental health are all affected by the consistent and unrelenting feeling of being tired – not to mention the muscle pain, digestive issues, constant headaches, and frequent sore throats that can accompany CFS. Although there isn’t a cure for CFS,...