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Did You Know: Concussions Often Go Unnoticed

Did You Know: Concussions Often Go Unnoticed

Concussions are a mild traumatic brain injury that has a profound effect on the way your brain functions. They are defined as a brain injury caused by rapid movement of the brain inside the skull. It is essentially a hit on the head that comes with other symptoms such as headache, confusion, blurry vision and sickness. Concussions occur when the brain hits the side of the skull (once or more) and bruises and swells.   SYMPTOMS OF CONCUSSIONS Headaches Dizziness/confusion/ disorientation Feeling dazed/Seeing stars Sensitivity to light Ringing in ears Fatigue...
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Part 3: The Pitfalls of Applying for a Disability Insurance Policy

Part 3: The Pitfalls of Applying for a Disability Insurance Policy

This post is the third in a six-part series of blogs on a Private or Individual Disability Policy. Click to read the first and second blog post in the series. Pitfalls of Applying for a Disability Policy Applying for a Private/Individual Disability Policy is more onerous than signing up for Group Benefits at work (in most cases). Your agent/broker will usually walk you through this. It is important that you feel comfortable with your agent and that they are being as thorough as possible in going through this process with you. The questions that you are asked to answer are...
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Mandeep’s Experience with Share Lawyers

Mandeep’s Experience with Share Lawyers

Mandeep’s Experience We were thrilled to hear from Mandeep after her case was settled and her experience with us. Receiving positive feedback from our clients is one of the best parts of what we do at Share Lawyers. “I would like to thank you all for your hard work on my case. I am thrilled that it is over and I now have closure with the insurance company and CMHA. You have a great staff and I would like to thank Kirk Sloane in particular as he was a very patient and understanding individual. He made it easy for me that day. I would also like to thank Alison and all...
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Sherrie’s Experience With Post Concussion Syndrome

Sherrie’s Experience With Post Concussion Syndrome

Concussion Diagnosis 40 year old Sherrie Crawford was in her prime. She worked as a Legal Assistant, had two sons, and loved walking with her dog Emma. An avid skier, Sherrie was familiar and comfortable with many hills and had been skiing since she was a girl. Sherrie was at one of her favourite resorts on March break with her family. Due to the mild weather, much of the snow base had melted and rapidly frozen over again. As Sherrie was approaching the bottom of the hill, her ski went out from underneath her and she fell backwards. She hit her head on the ice, and...
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Insurance Company Denies Payment of Disability Benefits to Tarinder

Insurance Company Denies Payment of Disability Benefits to Tarinder

45-year-old Tarinder Singh had been driving his own transport truck as an owner/operator for more than 10 years. Even though he was self-employed, he did most of his driving for a large haul company transporting all sorts of goods from manufacturers to retailers throughout Ontario and other parts of Canada. It was recommended to him by the transport company that as he was an owner/operator, he should arrange his own insurance as he would not be covered by the usual Workers’ Compensation laws. Tarinder arranged to get his own disability insurance to cover him in the event...