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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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Heavy Lifting: Denied Claim For Construction Worker With Anxiety

Heavy Lifting: Denied Claim For Construction Worker With Anxiety

Tyler had never been one to shy away from manual labour. He was strong and in good physical health, and construction work seemed like a good way to leverage his abilities. Or at least, that’s the way it had seemed when he first took the job when he was 29 years old. As a single father, Tyler needed a steady source of income to provide for his son. He didn’t realize how much of an impact his mental health could have on his physical performance. Tyler had struggled with depression when he was younger, but his flare-ups had always seemed relatively minor. His mental health...
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The Memory of a Classroom: Debbie’s Story

The Memory of a Classroom: Debbie’s Story

Debbie was relieved when the doctors first told her that she had a concussion. She’d always been under the impression that concussions were relatively minor, so she figured she’d be back on her feet and back in the classroom in a matter of days. Unfortunately, Debbie didn’t yet realize that no two concussions are the same. Some people do indeed recover quickly with few long-term side effects. Other people experience persistent symptoms that can last for months – or even years – beyond the initial trauma. Debbie would eventually learn that she was in the latter camp. She...
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What Happens After an LTD Settlement? Relief

What Happens After an LTD Settlement? Relief

It had been Ryan’s dream to be a professional football player since he first laid eyes on the gridiron as a young boy. Following years of dedication, hard work, and a few college championships, Ryan, now 34, found himself playing ball as a semi-pro quarterback in the NFC. He was well on his way to the CFL when his dreams were shattered by a devastating back injury he sustained during practice. The years of hard work and pressures of the sport had taken a toll on Ryan’s body and his mind – and he had been struggling with recurring bouts of depression over...