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Social Media Surveillance Leads to a Denied Claim

Social Media Surveillance Leads to a Denied Claim

From the outside, Felicity’s life looked perfect. She had always been an avid user of social media, and now that she was in the cosmetics industry, she worked even harder to hold up the façade. Her Instagram made it seem like her days were filled with one adventure after another, a series of posts featuring amazing beauty products and smiling faces.    However, her followers never saw the anxiety that lurked beneath the surface. Felicity worked as a visual merchandiser in a beauty supply store, and while that had seemed like an exciting job in her 20s, she was beginning...
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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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Making The Difficult Decision To Stop Working And Apply For Benefits

Making The Difficult Decision To Stop Working And Apply For Benefits

Deciding to stop working and applying for disability benefits can be a very difficult decision to make. It is critical to carefully select when to stop working, as choosing the wrong time can lead to your claim being denied and can leave you with an uphill court battle. Is it Time? Most people who apply for disability insurance do not need to stop working immediately. They may suffer from a chronic illness or injury that makes continuing to work problematic, but not impossible. If you choose to continue to work with a disability, it is vital that you regularly meet with...
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What is the Make-Up of a Good Disability Lawyer or Advocate?

What is the Make-Up of a Good Disability Lawyer or Advocate?

The qualities required of a good disability insurance advocate are many and varied. Disability Insurance cases make their way through the Civil Justice system and the skills required of any civil litigation lawyer are required in disability insurance lawyers as well – but there are some additional qualities needed to be an effective and compassionate disability advocate. Below is a non-exhaustive list, in no particular order. Qualities Of A Good Disability Advocate: The Ability to Listen To opposing lawyers, to the medical providers, but most importantly to the...
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Movember: Its History and Impact

Movember: Its History and Impact

 Movember It’s November, and for many men that means one thing: time to grow a moustache! If you’re unfamiliar with this tradition and what it symbolizes, let us introduce you to a worthy and meaningful cause. Click here to learn more about the Movember cause. Men Sport Moustaches Men sport moustaches in November to support and raise awareness of prostate cancer and other health-related issues. It also encourages men to undergo regular cancer screenings. The Movember Foundation was officially founded in 2004, but Movember-related events pre-date the foundation. Movember...
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What If Lawyers Behaved Like the U.S. Presidential Candidates at Mediations?

What If Lawyers Behaved Like the U.S. Presidential Candidates at Mediations...

The bizarre US 2016 presidential election campaign has been difficult to turn away from for anyone who keeps an eye on the news. After watching the debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, it left me wondering how uncivil civil litigation would be if lawyers behaved liked politicians in the US election at a mediation. Mediation Is A Form Of Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution that is required in lawsuits that are filed in Toronto, Ottawa and Windsor and is used with great frequency in all Ontario jurisdictions, and...