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Ask A Lawyer: PTSD and Your Rights!

Ask A Lawyer: PTSD and Your Rights!

Questions & Answers About PTSD and Your Rights! Q: I am a veteran that’s been diagnosed with PTSD. My symptoms have made it impossible for me to do my job. I have heard that it’s difficult to get approved for long-term disability. Is this true? A: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) falls into the broad category of conditions that are sometimes described as “invisible disabilities”. They are “invisible” because objective medical testing does not provide proof of the illness, symptoms or disabling condition. An X-ray, CT Scan, MRI or other medical testing generally...
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Innovations in the Insurance Industry

Innovations in the Insurance Industry

In recent blog posts, we’ve talked about the changing face of the insurance industry, and how this might impact people with disability insurance claims. Insurance companies are seeing their clients decrease (particularly in the life insurance category) and they’re changing to meet the needs of a younger, more skeptical generation and a shift in the perspective around certain drugs. A recent article in the Globe and Mail points to this growing trend, and how insurance companies are a facing a new threat: competition. Digital Technology Fuelling Insurance Industry...
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Celebrity Illnesses: Catherine Zeta Jones and Bipolar Disorder II

Mental illness is often considered a taboo subject. However, mental health disorders affect the majority of the population. Bipolar Disorder II is the more common of Bipolar Disorders, sometimes called Manic Depressive Disorder. Some of the symptoms include prolonged feeling of agitation, trouble sleeping, major changes in appetite and thoughts of suicide. Catherine Zeta Jones Suffers From Bipolar Disorder II Catherine Zeta Jones shocked the world in 2011 when she shared that she would be taking time off to treat her Bipolar Disorder II. Many look at a celebrity and...
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Disability Law Firm Fights for the “Little Guy”

Disability Law Firm Fights for the “Little Guy”

Robyn felt like the little guy going up against his insurance company. He felt like they had not treated him with dignity and was glad to have the Share Lawyers team in his corner when he needed it the most. Robyn is grateful to the entire Share Lawyers staff. Robyn’s Experience with Share Lawyers “My experience with Share Lawyers was smooth sailing from the beginning to end. Unlike my insurance company, I was treated with dignity, respect and compassion at a time when I needed it most. The staff were very helpful and responsive. I was very happy with the results. I...
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Compassion at the Very Heart of Disability Law Firm

Compassion at the Very Heart of Disability Law Firm

What makes the Share Lawyers team great is the amount of compassion with which we treat each other. It is this compassion that we extend to each and every client. Two of our recent clients, Lisa and Hallie recently commented on this fact and we couldn’t help but share. Lisa’s Experience “My experience with Share Lawyers was that they are very caring, compassionate, professional staff. They took all the stress away from me so I could focus on my sickness and getting better.  Thank you to everyone. There is nothing that needed improvement. I cannot thank all the staff...