If you or a loved one are disputing a disability claim with your insurance company, read through these blog posts for information on understanding post-accident physical and psychological damages, and knowing what your legal rights are in Ontario regarding insurance disability claim laws.
Chronic pain claims are often dismissed without a fair hearing. Chronic pain is difficult. You feel it even if a doctor can't find a source for it. For that reason, we’ve put together this article detailing all you need to know about chronic pain disability claims. If your claim has been denied, you need to read this article.Read More
1 in 3 disability claims is due to mental health issues, accounting for 70% of all disability payouts, a massive $20 billion a year. Insurance companies are eager to do anything to avoid paying, and that leads to claims being unfairly denied. For more on how these claims are denied and what to do to better protect yourself, read this now.Read More
Long-term disability (LTD) claims can be complicated legal matters that rely on a claimant’s ability to prove the extent of their disability. Read this post to learn more about disability law here in Ontario and why your case needs to be reviewed by experienced counsel.Read More
In Ontario, short-term and long-term disability policies protect people in many of the same ways. Read this post to learn how to carefully navigate the world of short-term and long-term disability benefits here in Ontario.Read More
CPP eligibility guidelines are confusing, and it can be a long, arduous process that often results in claim denial. Give yourself the best chance of approval by understanding the process and what you need to submit. Read this article to help your claim meet each requirement and ensure you receive the assistance you need.Read More
If you are suffering from an injury or medical condition that has rendered it impossible for you to work, you may need to start by identifying which benefits you qualify for. This article provides a step-by-step look at what disability benefits are available in Ontario - click to read more.Read More
Filing a disability claim can be frightening not only due to your injuries but also because of the implications that may be inferred by peers and future employers. If the injury occurred due to a workplace conflict, a personal injury lawyer in Hamilton can help you and ensure that you get through it with ease. Read this article and learn how.Read More
According to the latest studies, one in five Canadians will experience a mental illness or addiction at some point in their adult lives. In fact, Health Canada states that mental illness is the second leading cause of disability in Canada. The Institute of Health Economics reports that on any given week at least 500,000 employed Canadians are unable to work due to mental illness.Read More
After an accident, injuries may be readily apparent. Based upon your description, the results of diagnostic tests and their own observations, your treating healthcare professionals will note any bruises, broken bones, cut, scrapes and internal injuries, creating a detailed medical record that can then be used to help you seek fair compensation.Read More
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