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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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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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Round Up: Heart Disease

Round Up: Heart Disease

Heart disease affects millions of people worldwide and can be deadly. When it comes to your disability claims and heart disease, Share Lawyers knows this critical illness can have a major effect on your ability to live and work as you did before your diagnosis. Here is a roundup of our top posts about heart disease, insurance claims, and disability benefits that you might find helpful. Can Insurance Companies Use Their Own Definitions of Common Critical Illnesses Such As Heart Attack, Cancer or Stroke? The insurance company’s definition of a critical illness is often far...
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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...
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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...