If you’ve been denied your long-term disability claim, you may be wondering what to do next. If you have concerns that hiring a long-term disability lawyer will be too expensive, let Share Lawyers ease your mind.
Cost of Disability Lawyer
There are no disability lawyer fees until we settle your claim. At Share Lawyers, we understand the financial stress that comes from dealing with serious injuries or illnesses. This is why we do not charge you any fees when we agree to take your case. We calculate our fees as a percentage of the total amount recovered, which means we only get paid if we successfully recover money for you.
Our contingency fee simply means that payment of our legal fees is completely dependent upon a successful outcome: when you recover your compensation or benefits. In many cases, the insurance company will contribute toward part of your legal costs, which helps to cover some of the legal fees your case incurs. You can trust us when we say that we do not charge any fees unless we recover money from the parties pursued in your claim.
You can request that your doctor provide a detailed medical report to help your claim. This includes your own doctor or a specialist to whom you’ve been referred. Doctors are allowed to accept payment from you to write a report.
When handling your claim, Share Lawyers will pay for all medical reports related to the case. These costs will be disbursements that will be recovered as part of your case, in whole or in part.
Disbursements in a legal matter refer to the expenses incurred over and above the legal fees that you will be charged. For instance, court filing fees, charges for medical and other expert reports, photocopying, scanning, courier deliveries, serving legal documents. In general, these expenses are required to pursue the claim on your behalf.
Free or Discounted Services to Help You Manage Your Disability
Managing your disability can often come with unforeseen expenses. If you need additional services that are not covered by your Provincial health plan or employee benefit plan, you may be wondering how you can find programs that give you the help you need but don’t cost a lot of money. Here is a list of some resources that you can utilize.
Remember, staying active and moving can be a key strategy to helping with your pain. Many community centres offer free access to pools, fitness classes, walking tracks, and not to mention — a community! Being involved in a community and meeting new people can also do wonders for your mental health. If you are unsure which physical activities can help you manage your condition, ask your doctors which ones you can practice on your own.
Don’t let money be the reason for not taking care of your body! To find more information about the free community centres near you, you can consult the Recreation and Parks website closest to your city or town.
Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) Services and Student Clinics
Some clinics and organizations realize the expenses of self-care can be prohibitive, and offer services for those on a budget. For example, many acupuncture clinics offer a sliding scale payment system ranging from $20 – $40 per treatment.
A regular spa or Registered Massage Therapist can typically charge up to $150 (plus HST) for an hour massage. However, if you want to cut your expenses by more than half you can visit a massage therapy school and receive a therapeutic massage from an attentive and eager student.
Check out other schools for Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine that may offer discounted rates. You’ll be interacting with a supervised student who will work diligently with you to help you manage your pain and will be up-to-date with the latest techniques and technologies.
A peer group can help to reduce a sense of isolation when experiencing pain, illness, or injury. Sharing your stories, hearing about the experiences of others, and being exposed to various resources can be an extremely helpful tool to finding ways to manage and alleviate your pain.
There are support groups all over Canada for various different conditions and can help with tips and tactics on managing your disability or your symptoms.
Ask your physician for help in finding out more about these support groups that can help you.
The Share Law Guarantee
We know disability cases can be difficult and scary. With the Share Lawyers Guarantee, we can take away some of your worries. Remember, you don’t pay any fees until we WIN your case. If we don’t recover money for you, you don’t pay us any fees whatsoever.
Why is this important? Here at Share Lawyers, we recognize that if you have been denied your benefits or if you are unable to work, the last thing you need is to worry about paying for a disability lawyer.
If you have had your claim for long-term disability denied, contact the long-term disability insurance lawyers at Share Lawyers. Our experienced team of long-term disability (LTD) lawyers can help. We have recently settled cases against Canada Life, Desjardins, Manulife, RBC Insurance, Sun Life, and many more. We offer free consultations and there are no fees unless we win your case. Find out if you have a disability case.