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After an LTD Settlement – Embracing Life with Chronic Back Pain

After an LTD Settlement – Embracing Life with Chronic Back Pain

Jacob, 33, had spent the better part of a year working the rigours of Toronto’s numerous hi-rise construction projects when one day he suddenly had excruciating back pain, too much to bear and an ambulance was called.  He had suffered from mild back pain for the last couple of years, yet it had never stopped him from working. At the emergency room Jacob was told that he had herniated several discs in his back and he also suffered from Degenerative Disc Disease.  Jacob made use of his short-term disability benefits in the hopes that some time off would...
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Fibromyalgia Denied With Not Enough Proof

Fibromyalgia Denied With Not Enough Proof

Carter was used to a little bit of pain. He spent a lot of time on his feet in his day job as a building manager, and things just hurt more at 50 than they did at 20. That’s why he wasn’t too concerned when he started to experience mild but recurring pain that spread from his right leg to his lower back. It was unpleasant, but not entirely unexpected. Unfortunately, those symptoms persisted, and his efforts to diagnose the problem were largely ineffective. Based on the location of the pain, Carter thought it might have something to do with a bad fall that he had...
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Can Your Disability Insurer Deduct Canada Pension Plan Benefits from your Monthly LTD Benefit?

Can Your Disability Insurer Deduct Canada Pension Plan Benefits from your M...

Primary CPP Benefits – The Answer is Yes Most Canadians who are receiving Long Term Disability Benefits through a Group Insurance Benefit Plan are asked, at some point, to apply for disability benefits from the Canada Pension Plan.      Most group policies require this and if approved will result in a reduction of your monthly LTD benefit. Moreover, a failure to apply could result in the insurance company estimating the amount of CPP benefits and deducting the amount, even if you’re not receiving it. People have a lot of difficulty understanding why this is...
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How Will COVID-19 Affect My Long-Term Disability Claim?

How Will COVID-19 Affect My Long-Term Disability Claim?

The COVID-19 pandemic is already a defining moment of the century. The virus has completely disrupted the normal social order and created an overwhelming sense of economic uncertainty as social distancing relegates people to their homes and forces many businesses to shut their doors. It should go without saying that the threat (or reality) of losing your job can make a public health crisis even more stressful. That’s why it can help to know what resources – including disability benefits – are available to you if you do become sick during the pandemic. So how will the...
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How Share Lawyers is Working Remotely During COVID-19

How Share Lawyers is Working Remotely During COVID-19

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to force businesses to close and employees to work from the safety of their homes, Share Lawyers is committed to providing information about how the firm is working remotely to keep cases moving during these uncertain times. Some may be wondering – like they are about most other things in life – how Share Lawyers can continue to function in this environment and with these circumstances. Below are the answers to pressing questions intended to foster ease regarding how your cases are continuing to be managed by the...
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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...