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Social Media Surveillance Leads to a Denied Claim

Social Media Surveillance Leads to a Denied Claim

From the outside, Felicity’s life looked perfect. She had always been an avid user of social media, and now that she was in the cosmetics industry, she worked even harder to hold up the façade. Her Instagram made it seem like her days were filled with one adventure after another, a series of posts featuring amazing beauty products and smiling faces.    However, her followers never saw the anxiety that lurked beneath the surface. Felicity worked as a visual merchandiser in a beauty supply store, and while that had seemed like an exciting job in her 20s, she was beginning...
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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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When Should You Apply & Fight to Get Your Disability Benefits?

When Should You Apply & Fight to Get Your Disability Benefits?

Fibromyalgia is an invisible condition. There are no bumps and bruises, no outward visual indicators, that would otherwise suggest a physical disability. A person with fibromyalgia looks just like someone without fibromyalgia, at least at a glance. That can lead some people to question the validity of a fibromyalgia diagnosis, which only furthers the harmful stigma surrounding invisible disabilities. Any good doctor will confirm that fibromyalgia is a legitimate and potentially debilitating medical condition. However, many people may feel self-conscious about claiming...
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Celebrity Parents with Disabilities

Celebrity Parents with Disabilities

We often think of celebrities as having it all. They’re impervious to the trials of everyday life, and live in an enchanted world where illness and disabilities don’t touch them. This is simply not true. Especially as we’ve seen in recent years with a heightened awareness of mental illness, there are a number of celebrities who live with disabilities, both visible and invisible, on a daily basis. Many are also parents. Marlee Matlin The Oscar winner lost all of the hearing in her right ear and 80% of the hearing in her left ear when she was just 18 months old. She has...
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When Fitness Equals Finance

When Fitness Equals Finance

When Logan was young, he would spend every day outdoors. There was nothing he loved more than tossing a ball, shooting a puck, and running around with his friends. He was athletic from the time he could walk  – and physical activity was an important part of his life. As he got older he began to run marathons. Fitness became not only a hobby, but a lifestyle for him. For that reason, he decided to turn his passion into a career. He loved his job as a physical trainer. Not only was he active all day long, but he felt like he was truly helping others achieve their...