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Disability Insurance for Self-Employed Professionals

Disability Insurance for Self-Employed Professionals

When you are your own boss, insurance can be a bit of a confusing topic, but there are options for you. To get more information, we sat down and talked to one of our lawyers about what disability insurance is, especially for someone who is self-employed. Although you might have not thought about disability insurance for yourself, it’s always good to know that there are options. Q: Why is getting disability insurance important? Disability Insurance provides income replacement if you are unable to work due to illness or accident. Statistics show that you are more likely to...
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Insurance Company Denies Benefits for Client with Bipolar Disorder

Insurance Company Denies Benefits for Client with Bipolar Disorder

Lester, 31 years old, grew up suffering from ADD and cluster migraines. His symptoms were manageable throughout childhood and even adolescence, however they got more difficult as he aged. Lester trained as a computer software salesman, found a job, and worked his way up the ladder at a company he respected. Sometimes, though not often, cluster migraines would affect his productivity; when this happened he had to go home from work and spend time away from a computer screen. In 2015, Lester was making a six-figure salary for the first time in his life, but with this...
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Ask a Lawyer About Chronic Pain

Ask a Lawyer About Chronic Pain

In this blog post, Share Lawyers’ lawyers answer questions from potential clients with chronic pain. Read on to learn more about particular issues surrounding disability and chronic pain. Q: I suffer from chronic pain that stops me from working. My specialist suspects Lyme disease, but we don’t have a firm diagnosis yet. Should I wait for my diagnosis before I apply for long-term disability benefits? A: If you have symptoms that prevent you from working, and you have doctors that support your disability, you should not wait for a diagnosis. Submit your claim as soon as...
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Chronic Pain – Not Good Enough For LTD?

Chronic Pain – Not Good Enough For LTD?

  Alessandro is a 41-year-old tailor who worked at his family’s business – a high-end suit shop – ever since he was a teenager. As soon as he graduated high school, he began to work full-time at the shop. After a few years, the shop was bought out by a larger company, but the new owners happily kept Alessandro as an employee. He had the right amount of passion and a good reputation with a lot of local clients. Throughout many years of intricate and exhausting handiwork, Alessandro experienced bouts of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but his symptoms were usually...
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“Contacting Your Office Was the Best Decision I Have Ever Made!”

“Contacting Your Office Was the Best Decision I Have Ever Made!”

The Share Lawyers team has a passion for helping people. Our job is to listen to you and fight for you. We know that our work impacts real people and real lives, so your feedback is incredibly valuable to us. “I loved working with Share Lawyers,” says Cathy S., a 52-year-old office manager who was diagnosed with epilepsy three years ago. “My worries and questions were addressed very professionally and the staff would always call me back if they missed my call.” “I truly trusted them with my case and they didn’t disappoint me,” Cathy continued. “I will definitely recommend...
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Memorable Cases: The Disabled Professional

Memorable Cases: The Disabled Professional

At various times in our lives we all rely upon professionals, such as doctors, dentists and accountants, to help us with situations that require professional help. It is easy to forget that these professionals are also people who can get sick, and need to fight for their disability benefits too. Insurance companies don’t discriminate when it comes to claims that get denied.  We see claims denied across the full range of occupations in our society. Over the years we have represented many professionals in their battle to recover their disability benefits. One such memorable...