Share Perspectives January 2020

a PERSPECTIVES A Newsletter for clients and friends of Workplace Allergies Not Supported by Long Term Disability By the time he was 42, Connor had learned to appreciate his job as a warehouse worker in Hamilton. His world started to unravel when he developed a serious allergy to one of the cleaning chemicals used in the building. He was regularly breaking out in hives and often had trouble breathing, and the symptoms persisted after he started wearing work gloves and a mask. His doctor told him that allergies like this can begin at any time in your life. Connor didn’t find that very comforting. Connor started to take many sick days and eventually stopped working altogether. He halfheartedly tried to find another job, but without a high school diploma he had limited options, and he soon cut himself off from his family and his friends. Connor applied for EI sickness and was burning through his savings when he realized he could apply for long-term disability through his group insurance. Connor asked his sister to help fill in the forms because he wasn’t very good at writing. They spent hours filling in the forms and getting a note from the doctor, but the application was immediately denied. The letter said that Connor wouldn’t be paid his disability benefits as he could easily get another job somewhere else. Connor’s anxiety skyrocketed as he became more isolated. His girlfriend knew someone from her exercise class that had needed a lawyer to help with an insurance problem and got the name of a firm. It was Share Lawyers. Desperate and uncertain, Connor called and was relieved to learn that he was entitled to disability benefits. He felt relief that we see cases like his every day and were confident that we could help. “They went above and beyond to help me every time I encountered IN PERSON IN PERSON, cont. Why Are We Lonely? Can We Mitigate The Feeling of Isolation? 2 3 +PLUS ASK A LAWYER REFER A FRIEND COMMUNITY NEWS FREE DISABILITY BOOKLET Call 1-888-777-1109 for your free copy of Disability Benefits Denied: What To Do When The Insurance Company Denies Your Disability Claim. DO YOU HAVE A CASE? Go to to find out today! YOU SAID IT: “Very knowledgeable and professional.” - Rosiana P. NO FEES UNLESS WE WIN YOUR CASE​ ​ FREE Telephone & In-Person Consultation​ THIS ISSUE FIGHTING DISABILITY INSURANCE COMPANIES FOR O ER 30 Y ARS