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How to Deal With a Lawsuit When You’re Sick

How to Deal With a Lawsuit When You’re Sick

Dealing With A Lawsuit Dealing with a lawsuit involves a number of important steps. No matter what, your first step should always be to have an experienced lawyer representing you who can provide you with the best representation and walk you through all of the complicated legal negotiations and proceedings that will help you win your case. It goes without saying that dealing with a lawsuit when you are sick or unwell can be even more complicated and stressful, especially if an insurance company has denied you the disability benefits you deserve. The Share Lawyers team has...
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Recovering Damages for Mental Distress, Aggravated Damages and Punitive Damages a Rare Occurrence in Canada

Recovering Damages for Mental Distress, Aggravated Damages and Punitive Dam...

If your claim has taken a long time to reach settlement, you are probably experiencing emotions. Frustration, anger, just to name a few, and a host of many other emotions. You might be wondering about recovering damages, monetary compensation for this stress in the form of pain and suffering or other types of damages. Canadian law, as it relates to aggravated, consequential, and punitive damages, is still very much in its infancy. The reality is that in the vast majority of cases seeking such types of damages, those claims are dismissed. On rare occasions, a very modest...
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How to Help a Loved One Whose LTD Claim has been Denied

How to Help a Loved One Whose LTD Claim has been Denied

When someone you love is unwell and their disability benefits have been denied, it’s normal to feel a mixture of emotions. Concern, compassion, disbelief, anger, anxiety, guilt and grief are all understandable given the circumstances. It’s hard to watch someone you love face challenges, especially when those challenges affect their health and well-being, and can cause some serious financial strain. The great news is there are things you can do to help a loved one! Things You Can Do To Help A Loved One Loved ones can play a big part in helping a person recover,...
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Can Independent Medical Assessments Ordered by the Insurance Company Affect your Disability Benefits?

Can Independent Medical Assessments Ordered by the Insurance Company Affect...

Medical Assessment Chosen By The Insurance Company Can Be A Concern Applying for disability benefits can be a long and complicated process. This process can be especially complicated when your insurance company tries to deny your claim! Even if your doctor supports your claim for long-term disability, your insurance policy may have provisions . These provisions can allow the insurance company to have you assessed by a doctor of their choosing in order to establish if you are truly entitled to benefits. While the medical practitioner chosen by the insurance company must be...