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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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Travelling On Long Term Disability: What You Need To Know

Travelling On Long Term Disability: What You Need To Know

Traveling is a wonderful way to experience new cultures, foods, and sights. Whether it’s to see a whole new place for the sake of knowing what it’s like, or making the journey to visit friends and family, experiencing time in new places can be rewarding, rejuvenating, and provide lifelong memories! For those on Long Term Disability (LTD) planning a vacation can have some complications. Your insurance company may see traveling as being inconsistent with being disabled from gainful employment, so it is very important to know the correct measures to take when planning a...
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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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The Right Representation

The Right Representation

At Share Lawyers, we have a team of professionals to provide you the best representation. But don’t just take it from us! Today we hear from Megan, who came to Share Lawyers after being denied long-term disability benefits from her insurance company. She was unable to work after suffering a major heart attack. “I am so impressed with Share Lawyers,” said Megan. “From our initial conversation to completion I felt like I was really being treated with respect and genuine understanding of my claim. The ease of handling all my medical files and documents helped me to focus on...
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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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Getting A Sense of Peace

Getting A Sense of Peace

It can be almost impossible to find peace of mind when you are dealing with a denied claim from your insurance company. On top of managing your symptoms and getting the help you need, fighting with your insurance company – who is set on not giving you the resources you need – can include a dizzying array of paperwork, independent medical exams, medical and legal jargon, and slippery clauses in your policy. When Jerome first came to the Share Lawyers office after being denied his long term disability claim based on chronic pain and depression, he was accustomed...