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Heavy Lifting: Denied Claim For Construction Worker With Anxiety

Heavy Lifting: Denied Claim For Construction Worker With Anxiety

Tyler had never been one to shy away from manual labour. He was strong and in good physical health, and construction work seemed like a good way to leverage his abilities. Or at least, that’s the way it had seemed when he first took the job when he was 29 years old. As a single father, Tyler needed a steady source of income to provide for his son. He didn’t realize how much of an impact his mental health could have on his physical performance. Tyler had struggled with depression when he was younger, but his flare-ups had always seemed relatively minor. His mental health...
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A Herniated Disc Kicks The Cook Out Of The Kitchen

A Herniated Disc Kicks The Cook Out Of The Kitchen

Exercising on a regular basis is one of the most important things we can do to maintain good health and promote longevity as we age. For women especially, weight training can be a vital part of maintaining adequate bone strength and density to ward off arthritis or osteoporosis. But it’s important to go about exercising properly to avoid injury.  Angela was a kitchen manager at a restaurant in Barrie and an avid gym-goer. In September 2017 she started focusing on high-impact weight training to try and improve her muscle strength. Unfortunately, she herniated a disc...
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A Day In The Life – Living With Chronic Pain

A Day In The Life – Living With Chronic Pain

Living with a chronic condition can make day-to-day life very difficult, if not unbearable. From one person to the next, each experience is unique, varied mostly by the severity of their condition and their access to help. For those who live alone, it changes things and makes the process of living with a disability even more difficult. Algar, a client of ours, was kind enough to grant us a peek into what a day in his life looks like. 48 years old and living alone in a single room in a house in Toronto, Algar deals with chronic pain. This is what a typical day in his life...
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Celebrities with Long-Term Disabilities – Chronic Pain

Celebrities with Long-Term Disabilities – Chronic Pain

Celebrities are human just like us. Today, we share another blog in our series on Celebrities with Long-Term Disabilities, with a focus on Chronic Pain. Click here to read other posts in the series, on Skin Cancer, Lyme Disease, Lupus, Diabetes, Epilepsy, PTSD, and Brain Aneurysms. George Clooney & Chronic Pain Hollywood actor/director George Clooney dealt with chronic pain in the wake of a serious on-set accident in 2005. While filming the political thriller Syriana in 2005, the former E.R. star hit his head during what should have been a routine stunt and has had...
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The Facts on Medical Marijuana and the Law

The Facts on Medical Marijuana and the Law

Medical Marijuana Facts More than 20 US states have already legalized medical marijuana and the government of Canada is currently working towards introducing a bill to legalize medical marijuana by spring 2017. These are being driven by the growing recognition of marijuana’s health benefits globally. Among the many cannabinoids contained in marijuana, THC and CBD are the two that have drawn medical interests. THC increases appetite as well as reduces nausea and most FDA-approved, THC-based medications are used to that effect. Further research is being conducted into THC’s...
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Top Disability Law Firm Provides Clear Communication

Top Disability Law Firm Provides Clear Communication

Our client, Joe S., was happy with our clear communication about his legal rights and how to proceed with his situation. That’s what we do best! At Share Lawyers, we understand that complicated legal procedures can be stressful and it’s our job to relieve some of that stress! Clear Communication Of Legal Rights “My experience with Share Lawyers was extremely good! There was no stress! I found their communications to be very informative and helpful, and I appreciated having someone stand behind me and have no judgments. All the staff were kind, understanding and...