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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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Share is There: How We’re Continuing to Help During COVID-19

Share is There: How We’re Continuing to Help During COVID-19

As we continue to move through the COVID-19 pandemic, we must all do our part to keep each other safe, flatten the curve of the virus, and stop its spread. As such, many businesses are now closed to protect both their staff and their clients or customers. So what does that mean for Share Lawyers? We are sure you may have questions about how COVID-19 is affecting our ability to help our clients, so we have gathered some answers to help ease any concerns you may have.  Do you have reduced hours during COVID-19? While some businesses have opted for reduced hours as a...
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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...
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How Do I Convince My Insurance Provider to Approve My Claim?

How Do I Convince My Insurance Provider to Approve My Claim?

When it comes to a long term disability claim, the diagnosis is only half the battle. You still need to get your insurance company to approve your disability. Most providers will be hesitant to do so and will scrutinize your application to find a way to invalidate your claim and avoid paying benefits. So what can you do to make sure your claim makes it through the rigorous review process? Generally speaking, more evidence is always better. X-rays, CAT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, and other test results can all serve as irrefutable evidence of a medical condition. If you can...
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Important Information for Travellers on Long Term Disability

Important Information for Travellers on Long Term Disability

Those who travel know how important it is to be well prepared. From carry-on regulations to size requirements to packing lists, the more you plan for in advance, the smoother your travels will be.  For individuals on Long Term Disability (LTD), good organization will not only make travel easier but can be a necessary component for being able to travel at all. This is because the stakes are often high. One’s insurance company, for instance, may see travel as being inconsistent with being disabled from gainful employment. Planning for this is imperative.  The most...