Long Term Disabilities

Becoming disabled can impact every area of your life. Living with a disability goes beyond the physical; it can impact your mental and emotional health, your relationships, and your career. Even in our modern society, we face a one in five chance of becoming disabled. Absences from work due to long-term disabilities average around two years. In the case of severe injury or illness, the impact on your ability to work can be permanent. If you are dealing with a disability, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure what to do.

Long-Term Disability Lawyers in Brampton and Mississauga

There are many causes of long-term disability, but the most common cause is skeletal and tissue-related disorders, followed by cancer and accident-related injuries. Becoming disabled has an immediate effect on your life and your ability to provide for yourself and your family. Savings may provide some measure of help, but for most people, that isn’t enough. What is worse, long-term disability benefits are often denied or contested by insurance providers, meaning that people who paid for insurance faithfully for years may find themselves turned away by the entities in which they had placed their trust when they are most vulnerable. The doctors retained by insurance companies may have the insurer’s interests ahead of yours. You purchased insurance in order to have the peace of mind that you would have income if you are unable to work; now that peace of mind is gone.

If you need to fight for your long-term disability compensation, a qualified and experienced long-term disability attorney can be your greatest ally. The lawyer that you retain should be experienced in dealing with disability claims and well-versed in the law governing disability insurance policies, disabling conditions, and serious injuries. Where claims have been turned down, your lawyer can often pursue appeals through a number of avenues that an inexperienced person might not be able to navigate alone, including litigation in court. The importance of quality representation cannot be underestimated.

It is in your best interest to contact a lawyer to represent you before you file any sort of claim. Be sure to have your medical documents in order to review with your lawyer. Your lawyer will prepare your claim and take you through every step in the process. In general, it is harder to overturn a denial than it is to win the initial claim, so your first shot is the most important. Your attorney can help you formulate a strategy for presenting your case effectively the first time.

Long-Term Disability Attorneys Fighting For Your Rights

It is important to contact a legal representative as soon as possible following a disability to determine if you are eligible for long-term disability claim compensation as a result. This should take special precedence if the disability was the result of negligence or carelessness on the part of someone else.

Don’t hesitate to call the Folkes Law Firm; they have extensive experience in dealing with insurance companies, legal professionals, and courts across the province, especially in Brampton and Mississauga. They can help you understand your options, present your case, and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injury or disability.

Personal Injury Lawyers working for you

Ron Folkes is a leader in the field of personal injury law, having achieved millions of dollars in settlements for his clients through virtually every type of injury claim. The Folkes Law Firm was founded in 1974 on the principle of providing the highest quality legal services to clients at reasonable rates. The team remains committed to this principle today. Ron Folkes and his staff of professionals enjoy a strong reputation among clients, legal professionals and courts throughout the Brampton and Mississauga communities.

The Folkes Law Firm is available for a free half-hour consultation, and can be reached at 21 Queen Street East, Suite 900 Brampton, ON L6W 3P1, or by calling 905-457-2118 or toll-free outside of the GTA 1-877-457-2118.