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Why It’s So Important to Listen & Empathize With Our Clients

Why It’s So Important to Listen & Empathize With Our Clients

At the most basic level, a disability is a disruption. Those who develop a condition in their adulthood can suddenly find themselves struggling with everyday tasks, and are physically or mentally unable to do as much as they did when they were younger. It can be incredibly demoralizing to be forced to confront those limitations, and no one feels that more acutely than the person wading through a to-do list that never seems to get any smaller. Unfortunately, many bystanders are simply unwilling or unable to empathize with that struggle. They have no broader understanding...
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Post-Settlement – Life After Post-Concussion Syndrome

Post-Settlement – Life After Post-Concussion Syndrome

When Sara, 40, slipped on the ice last winter while skating with her family, she hit her head. She blacked out for a few seconds and woke up feeling dizzy and nauseated. Her family took her to the emergency department where they ran some tests and found out that she had a concussion. It didn’t seem too serious at first, so she pushed herself to get back to her normal routine almost immediately. Within a day she was getting violently ill at work, suffering splitting headaches, and often lost track of what she was saying mid-sentence. She had developed post-concussion...
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A Day In The Life – Living With Chronic Pain

A Day In The Life – Living With Chronic Pain

Living with a chronic condition can make day-to-day life very difficult, if not unbearable. From one person to the next, each experience is unique, varied mostly by the severity of their condition and their access to help. For those who live alone, it changes things and makes the process of living with a disability even more difficult. Algar, a client of ours, was kind enough to grant us a peek into what a day in his life looks like. 48 years old and living alone in a single room in a house in Toronto, Algar deals with chronic pain. This is what a typical day in his life...
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Do I Need To Keep Seeing My Doctor If I’m Involved In A Long-Term Disability Claim?

Do I Need To Keep Seeing My Doctor If I’m Involved In A Long-Term Disabilit...

You’ve received your diagnosis, submitted your claim, and are managing your symptoms as best you can. So do you really need to keep seeing your doctor? You have all the info you need about your disability and are managing fine on your own. The answer to this is very straightforward — YES.  If you’re involved in a long-term disability claim, it may seem unnecessary to continue seeing your physician or mental health care professional on a regular basis. The truth, however, is that it’s just as important now as it was before your claim was filed. This is for multiple...
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Raquelle Won Her Benefits With the Help of Share Lawyers

Raquelle Won Her Benefits With the Help of Share Lawyers

For Raquelle, things took a turn for the worse after her company was bought out. The new ownership wanted to switch everything to different software and systems, and as an IT Support Clerk, it fell to Raquelle to facilitate the transition. Normally, that wouldn’t have been a problem. However, she didn’t realize how much of the assignment she would have to shoulder on her own. Though Raquelle was one of several clerks, the rest of the team was let go when her new bosses decided it would be easier to start from scratch with an IT team trained exclusively on the new...
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Understanding Diabetes as a Long-Term Disability

Understanding Diabetes as a Long-Term Disability

Diabetes and Long Term Disability Usually when we think about diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes come to mind. From the Canadian Diabetes Association: Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas produces very little or no insulin and it occurs in about 5-10% of cases. The Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas produces very little insulin or the body cannot use the insulin that the pancreas is producing. Type 2 Diabetes is more prevalent than Type 1 diabetes. A third type of diabetes is gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy and refers to the...