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What to Expect When Suing the Insurance Company: A Step-by-Step Guide

What to Expect When Suing the Insurance Company: A Step-by-Step Guide

We know that the decision to sue your insurer is not one you have taken lightly. If you are considering legal action, it is likely because you have tried everything in your power to get your long-term disability benefits, but the insurance company continues to deny your claim. The first step to successfully appealing the insurance company’s decision is to find an experienced disability lawyer with a track record of success fighting against your insurance company. It is critical to do this as soon as you are denied by the insurance company so you do not miss any...
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3 Tips to Help You with Your Long Term Disability Claim

3 Tips to Help You with Your Long Term Disability Claim

Whether you are waiting for a response from your insurance company about your claim, or you are currently receiving long-term disability benefits, it is important to protect your claim by following the steps listed below. While these steps aren’t guaranteed to prevent the insurance company from denying or cutting off your benefits, they will help to build a strong case in your favour in case you ever need to appeal their decision or pursue legal action. 1.┬áKeep Copies of All Documents This includes your original claim application, medical records, correspondence...
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GWL Cuts Off Disability Benefits at Change of Definition Point for Drywaller with a Rotator Cuff Injury

GWL Cuts Off Disability Benefits at Change of Definition Point for Drywalle...

A 46-year-old non-unionized drywaller with a full-thickness rotator cuff tear was cut off his disability benefits after 24 months. His insurance company, Great West Life, insisted that his injury did not prevent him from seeking alternative employment in a new occupation. Share Lawyers argued that the limited range of motion and chronic pain caused by the initial injury and subsequent arthroscopic surgery, which was unsuccessful, significantly reduced the plaintiff’s ability to perform an alternative occupation that was reasonably suited to him based on his skills,...