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Work Related Stress a Leading Cause of Long-Term Disability Claims

Work Related Stress a Leading Cause of Long-Term Disability Claims

In the last few years, an increasing number of individuals are being diagnosed with work-related stress, also known as burnout. Burnout Defined Burnout is defined as “a state of vital exhaustion” by the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10). Individuals suffering from burnout exhibit poor performance and diminished interest in their occupation and experience chronic, long-term fatigue. This may also cause or contribute to other health problems such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, cognitive impairment and...
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Long-Term Disability Insurance Claim Denied Due to “Workplace Conflict”

Long-Term Disability Insurance Claim Denied Due to “Workplace Conflic...

According to Health Canada, more than one in three Canadian employees report a high level of workplace conflict and life conflict, one third of Canadian employees report high levels of depressed mood and half of Canadian employees experience high levels of stress due to work. Workplace Conflict Can Affect Employee’s Health Workplace conflicts can cause or contribute to poor physical and mental health. Common causes of workplace conflict with colleagues and management include personality clashes, gossip, discrimination, harassment and unreasonable workloads. When a...
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Cancer Remission, Post-Treatment Recovery and Your Long-Term Disability Claim

Cancer Remission, Post-Treatment Recovery and Your Long-Term Disability Cla...

Even after chemotherapy and radiation treatments have succeeded in putting cancer into remission, survivors are then left to recover not only from the disease, but also the negative side effects of those very same treatments that aided in their survival. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause serious long-term health problems well after the battle with cancer is over. Cancer treatment affects every person differently and the symptoms depend on the type of cancer being treated. Some of the most common post-cancer treatment side effects include fatigue, depression, cognitive...
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“Serious Mental Illnesses Reduce Life Expectancy by 10 to 20 Years”

“Serious Mental Illnesses Reduce Life Expectancy by 10 to 20 Years...

A clinical study performed by researchers at the University of Oxford has found that “serious mental illnesses reduce life expectancy by 10 to 20 years…a loss of years that’s equivalent to or worse than that of heavy smoking.” Negative Impact For Those With Mental Illnesses In over 25 years representing individuals with disabilities, including those with mental illnesses such as Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, our firm has seen the negative impact that mental illness can have on...
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4 Facts You Should Know About Your Insurance Claims Manager

4 Facts You Should Know About Your Insurance Claims Manager

If you have filed a claim for long-term disability benefits through your group or private insurance company, you will have been assigned a Claims Manager, also known as a Case Adjuster or Case Manager, who is your point-person for your claim. To help ensure that your claim is assessed fairly and in a timely manner, keep these four facts in mind during all interactions with your Claims Manager: 4 Facts About Your Claims Manager 1. Your Claims Manager is not your friend. They may seem concerned about your well-being and ask very personal questions about your health,...