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Day In The Life: A Past Car Accident Comes Back to Haunt the Present

Day In The Life: A Past Car Accident Comes Back to Haunt the Present

Milton, 47, owned a hair salon. But despite the success of his business, things had not always gone smoothly for him. Eight years ago, Milton had been involved in a hit and run car accident. He suffered a concussion as well as neck injuries. Although he eventually recovered, his wife recently noticed that he was becoming very forgetful, which was unusual for him. Milton also began to experience cognitive problems. These issues were negatively impacting his daily life at work and at home. Milton’s wife urged him to see a doctor, and he made an appointment to see what may...
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It Doesn’t Sound the Same: Nada’s Story

It Doesn’t Sound the Same: Nada’s Story

Nada had fallen in love with music at an early age. But she never realized that life as a professional musician would come with a few occupational hazards. She spent much of her youth going to concerts and cranking the volume on her headphones, and that lifetime of loud noise evolved into tinnitus when she was only 34. The ringing in her ears eventually got so bad that she could no longer evaluate her own instrument’s sound. She knew that she was creating sound, but it was getting more and more difficult to tell whether or not she was in tune. Was she keeping time...
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I Have Diabetes: Am I Eligible for Disability Benefits?

I Have Diabetes: Am I Eligible for Disability Benefits?

As far as the law is concerned, diabetes is much like any other medical condition. If the disease limits your ability to do your job, it can be grounds for a short or long term disability claim. So, how can diabetes impact you at work? To a certain extent, the answer will depend on the specific nature of your job. For example, many people with diabetes experience numbness in their extremities. If you have a physical job that requires you to spend long hours on your feet – or one that needs fine motor skills with your hands – that can make it nearly impossible to perform...
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Visiting Hours: Sundeep’s Story

Visiting Hours: Sundeep’s Story

After his stroke, Sundeep knew that there was no way he would be able to return to work. Even though he was out of immediate danger, he was only 48 and had lost much of his ability to walk and talk clearly. It came as such a shock when his long-term disability claim was denied. After many months of fighting with the insurance company and Sundeep’s employer a settlement was reached. Both Sundeep and his family were extremely grateful to Share Lawyers for helping them navigate the complex legal process. The settlement came as a huge relief, and Sundeep knew that he would...
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Facing The Painkillers: Daria’s Story

Facing The Painkillers: Daria’s Story

Everything had started innocently enough. Daria’s back was aching after a long shift at the hospital in Victoria, BC, so she took an over-the-counter painkiller to make sure she’d have enough strength to return to work the next day. The painkillers worked the first few times her back ached but it wasn’t long before the stress (and the pain) started to exceed the medication. The days at the hospital could be exhausting. As a nurse, Daria dealt with one crisis after another, often while navigating heightened emotional situations. Daria slowly escalated from over-the-counter...
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An Office Manager Without An Office: Denied Claim For Migraines

An Office Manager Without An Office: Denied Claim For Migraines

Celine is a 32 year old office manager that felt like she could handle anything the job could throw at her.  Like many workplaces, Celine’s employer had closed its offices in the Kitchener-Waterloo region and transitioned to a work from home environment at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was understandable, but it completely upended her day-to-day routine, as well as the basic demands of the job and the workflow processes she had developed over the years. This took a toll on Celine’s health. While Celine had experienced migraines in the past, they...