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Talking About Mental Health at Work

Talking About Mental Health at Work

It’s hard enough having mental illness, but the prospect of talking about it at work can seem almost too much to bear. While it’s usually straightforward to explain that you need time off for the flu, the stigma around mental illness makes it far more difficult to address symptoms of depression in a similar manner. One of our clients, Sandra, recently experienced this exact scenario. While Sandra’s depression is often controlled by medication and cognitive behavioural therapy, it can fluctuate during particularly challenging life events. Five years ago during a...
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Ask A Lawyer: Disability Benefits and Heart Disease

Ask A Lawyer: Disability Benefits and Heart Disease

If your disability claim has been denied but you are unable to work, you probably have a lot of questions about why this happened, what the intricacies of your policy are, and what to do next. Here are some answers to questions specifically related to heart disease and insurance claims. Have a question of your own? Check out our Ask a Lawyer page.   Q: I had a massive heart attack. I am still in rehab and have a long way to go in my recovery before I can return to work. Why did my insurance company deny my valid claim for disability benefits? A: As the frequency and...
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Is Your Employer Providing the LTD Benefits You Think You Have?

Is Your Employer Providing the LTD Benefits You Think You Have?

When you enroll for Group Benefits at your workplace, if you are being provided with Long Term Disability Benefits, you should make sure that you check that you have the amount of coverage you think you have. By way of an example, take the following situation. Jane works as an administrative assistant in a professional office. When she started working, she was given forms to fill out to enroll in the Group Benefits, including LTD benefits. Jane’s salary is $45,000.00 and she understands that her LTD benefits are supposed to be based on 60% of her salary, or $2,250.00 per...
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RBC Insurance Denies LTD Claim of Bookkeeper / Accounting Clerk

RBC Insurance Denies LTD Claim of Bookkeeper / Accounting Clerk

If you are in the accounting department of a company and are covered under RBC Insurance for long term disability benefits, and you claim 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. RBC oversees the handling of disability claims for bookkeepers and accountants, as well as all types of professionals in Canada. We have seen many claims over the years...
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Long Term Disability Deadlines, Limitation Periods and Wiles v. Sun Life, 2018 ONSC 1090

Long Term Disability Deadlines, Limitation Periods and Wiles v. Sun Life, 2...

On December 6, 2017, the Honourable Justice G.E. Taylor of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted Summary Judgment to Sun Life, dismissing the claim for long term disability benefits of Tina Wiles.   The relevant timeline in this case is as follows: October 2015 – Ms. Wiles becomes totally disabled; Wiles was employed at Spaenaur Inc. until November 3rd, 2015 – employment terminated without cause; Claim for Salary Continuance on basis of disability was made shortly thereafter; End of elimination period + 90 days – July 31st, 2016 January 2017 – lawsuit commenced...
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Share Lawyers Works As A Team To Help You: Giuliana’s Experience

Share Lawyers Works As A Team To Help You: Giuliana’s Experience

At Share Lawyers we are here to work as a team to ensure your entire experience with us leaves you feeling fully informed,  supported, and confident. Many of our clients struggling with their long term disability claims feel the stress and time consuming nature taking away from when they should be focussing on their health. Don’t fight this yourself! Share Lawyers is here with the expertise to help you through this process. For our clients like Giuliana, we are always so thrilled to know we were able to help with their case, and provide the information, resources, and...