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[VIDEO] Are Addictions Considered Disabilities?

[VIDEO] Are Addictions Considered Disabilities?

https://www.sharelawyers.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Samantha-1.mp4 Invisible illnesses and disabilities are often some of the most challenging when it comes to short- and long-term disability claims. The required criteria can be challenging to meet, and are often very easily disputed. Addiction can fall into this category, making applying for disability benefits with addiction a very challenging process. According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC), “mental health issues and addictions are ‘disabilities’ that are protected under the [Ontario Human...
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[VIDEO] Should You Handle Your Own Disability Claim?

[VIDEO] Should You Handle Your Own Disability Claim?

https://www.sharelawyers.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Steven-1.mp4 Imagine you’ve just been denied your long-term disability benefits after having already been unable to work for a couple of months. You’re stressed, tired, and unwell, thus necessitating the very benefits you’ve just been denied. What do you do now? You fight. But fighting against a denied disability claim on your own is a considerable mistake. It’s important to recognize just why it’s imperative to hire a disability lawyer to help you dispute your denied claim rather than taking the burden on...
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What are the most common long term disabilities that are denied and why are they so frequently denied?

What are the most common long term disabilities that are denied and why are...

What are the most common long term disabilities that are denied? Why are they so frequently denied? When you have submitted a claim for disability insurance benefits, in many cases, it is a difficult decision made after struggling with a health condition that is interfering with your ability to do your job. While our firm has assisted Canadians with a vast array of medical issues that prevent them from working, the type of claims that are most frequently denied involve so-called “invisible disabilities.” What are Invisible Disabilities? These are disabilities that are not...
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The National Conversation Surrounding Hockey and Concussions

The National Conversation Surrounding Hockey and Concussions

With the hockey and basketball seasons coming to a close, and the baseball season just getting started, the state of Canada’s major sports teams is a conversation topic that is on everyone’s minds. Analysis of players, stats and trades can be heard on radio stations and seen on television, and as a nation, we are enthralled with the ups and downs of our franchises. While the conversation surrounding sports usually centres on achievement and entertainment, there is a dark side that is getting more and more media attention as of late. Physical aggression leading to serious...
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Post-Concussion Syndrome Leads To Denied Benefits

Post-Concussion Syndrome Leads To Denied Benefits

Rachel worked as a line cook at a new up-and-coming restaurant. It was her first big break in the culinary industry, and she was ready for the long hours, physically-demanding work, and the opportunity to learn from some of the best chefs in town. An avid cyclist, she often rode her bike to work. One day, however, she was knocked off her bike by a careless driver. She fell and hit her head as the driver sped off. She was wearing a helmet, and so was convinced she was fine. Bystanders tried convincing her to go to the emergency department, but she refused. She had to get...