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Personality Changes After Brain Trauma

Personality Changes After Brain Trauma

(*Please note that this article contains links to an article and podcast that may trigger some readers) If you or someone you know has experienced a concussion, you are likely familiar with the common symptoms that can occur from a minor head injury. Short term effects include headaches, temporary loss of consciousness, dizziness, ringing in the ears, nausea, fatigue, blurred vision and sensitivity to light and sound. These symptoms can last anywhere from a few hours to several days. Experiencing a more severe brain injury can cause serious long-term effects. These may...
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Limitation Periods Revisited – Western Life Assurance Company v. Penttila

Limitation Periods Revisited – Western Life Assurance Company v. Penttila

The Ontario Divisional Court revisited the vexing topic of disability benefits and the applicable limitation period in Western Life Assurance Company v. Penttila[i].  For claimants, the good news is that the principle of “discoverability” is alive and well, which means that the calculation of when the two year limitation period in Limitations Act starts to run depends on the circumstances of the particular case. Here is a brief chronology of the facts in the Western Life case: May 16, 2012 – LTD approved February 19, 2013 – Western advises the claimant that...
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When a Claim is Unclear, a Denial is Even More Likely

When a Claim is Unclear, a Denial is Even More Likely

We first met Walter when he was 37 years old. After a year of struggling with his mental health, he was looking for support for himself and his family. He was grateful to have found us, and we were lucky to be a part of his journey. As a truck driver, it was important for Walter to be fully engaged while driving. He was dealing with potentially dangerous situations on a daily basis, and there was little room for error. He had always been confident and focused at his job, but had recently begun to experience bouts of acute anxiety. Tasks that had seemed straightforward to...
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Ask a Lawyer: Returning To Work [VIDEO]

https://www.sharelawyers.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Alison-1.mp4 Returning to work after a serious injury or illness can seem daunting. Questions abound; how will you know when you’re physically and mentally ready to return? Should you push yourself to go back to work earlier than your doctor recommends? Is your job at risk if you stay away for too long? Here we weigh in on the process of returning to work, including the pitfalls of returning too soon, listening to the doctor’s orders, and how a little effort can go a long way. When we think about the process of...
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SSQ Financial Denies LTD Claim of Administrative Assistant

SSQ Financial Denies LTD Claim of Administrative Assistant

If you are an administrative assistant or other office type employee and are covered under the SSQ Financial Group and your claim for long term disability benefits has been denied, here a few things that you might find helpful: – The fact that your claim has been denied does not mean that you should not pursue your claim – Share Lawyers has taken on many of these claims and succeeded in recovering fair settlements of these claims SSQ oversees the handling of disability claims for administrative assistants throughout multiple provinces. We have seen many claims...
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Too Sick To Work, But Not Sick Enough To Get Benefits

Too Sick To Work, But Not Sick Enough To Get Benefits

When your long term disability benefits are denied and you are unable to work, this can seem like an impossible situation. Share Lawyers is dedicated to ensuring you get the benefits you need when you’ve suffered an illness or injury that prevents you from going to work. Take our client Thava, for example.   Thava worked as a labourer at a manufacturing plant in Scarborough, Ontario for over 20 years. Nearing his mid-forties, he considered himself to be relatively healthy – however when he started experiencing chest pain and indigestion for weeks at a time, he went...