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Managing Stress with a Disability: Life After Your Settlement

Managing Stress with a Disability: Life After Your Settlement

After your settlement, there will be a feeling of great relief. However, the calm after the storm comes with its own set of challenges.  Adjusting to life with a disability is never easy. Change is difficult, and finding ways to cope with certain limitations is a challenge. Learning to accept your disability is a process, filled with highs and lows. Experts encourage those in this situation to allow themselves a period of mourning. Experiencing sadness and frustration is normal, and should not be suppressed. Allowing yourself to feel and express yourself honestly...
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How Celebrities Change the Profile of Mental Illness

How Celebrities Change the Profile of Mental Illness

A mental health issue like anxiety or depression is a perfectly legitimate basis for a disability claim, especially if it interferes with regular workplace responsibilities. Unfortunately, people have powerful misconceptions about what a person with depression is supposed to look like, and can be dismissive of those who don’t fit the expected profile. That can be particularly true in the case of celebrities, many of whom have been increasingly forthcoming about their struggles with mental health. Justin Bieber, for instance, recently took to Instagram to reveal that he...
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I need a vacation. Will that interfere with my disability benefits?

I need a vacation. Will that interfere with my disability benefits?

Life doesn’t stop when you file a disability claim. The stresses of treatment and recovery can be just as taxing as the stresses of the workplace, and people struggling with a disability deserve a vacation just as much as anyone else. Depending on your condition, your doctor could even recommend a relaxing getaway as something that would be beneficial to your health! However, you will want to make sure you go through the proper channels. If you book a trip without any concern for the potential ramifications, there’s a chance that you could jeopardize your disability...
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Is your insurance provider watching you?

Is your insurance provider watching you?

Surveillance is a scary word that conjures up images of hidden security cameras and invasive science fiction. The reality is rarely quite that dramatic, although surveillance can still pose a threat to your long term disability claim. If you file for benefits, insurance providers will often try to gather evidence that implies that you should still be healthy enough to work, which would give them grounds to deny your claim. So what do we mean when we talk about surveillance in an insurance context? “Insurers will use surveillance…to find tidbits of information that would...
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Heart Attacks on the Big Screen Leave a False Impression of Real-Life Symptoms

Heart Attacks on the Big Screen Leave a False Impression of Real-Life Sympt...

When we think of heart attacks, we often find ourselves picturing scenes from the movies. We remember that moment in Something’s Gotta Give where Harry (Jack Nicholson) collapses in pain after fooling around with his girlfriend, Marin (Amanda Pete). He flails about, wincing in pain, trying to deter Erica (Diane Keaton) from performing CPR. We think of the moment in The Godfather when Don Vito Corleone collapses suddenly while playing with his grandson in the tomato garden, dying almost instantly. We may even think of the silliness from Monty Python And The Holy Grail...
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Personality Changes After Brain Trauma

Personality Changes After Brain Trauma

(*Please note that this article contains links to an article and podcast that may trigger some readers) If you or someone you know has experienced a concussion, you are likely familiar with the common symptoms that can occur from a minor head injury. Short term effects include headaches, temporary loss of consciousness, dizziness, ringing in the ears, nausea, fatigue, blurred vision and sensitivity to light and sound. These symptoms can last anywhere from a few hours to several days. Experiencing a more severe brain injury can cause serious long-term effects. These may...