By: Samfiru Tumarkin
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In Your Corner TV – Season 1 Episode 21
In Your Corner: Disability and Injury Law with Disability Lawyers Sivan Tumarkin and James K. Fireman, and co-host John Scholes. Discover your rights in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia on Season 1 Episode 21 of the only long-term disability law show on TV in Canada. Has your long-term disability claim been denied in Ontario, Alberta or British Columbia? Contact us now for assistance, or watch In Your Corner: Disability and Injury Law on Global TV and Global BC.
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► 0:34 – Mental health claims are often perceived as not being as strong as a physical health claim. James discusses why this is not the case.
► 3:50 – A mechanic suffered a concussion as a result of a workplace accident. He was denied long-term disability after being on short-term disability. Due to mixed reports his claim was denied because there were differing opinions on whether he was suffering psychologically or physically.
► 7:55 – Help@disabilityrights.ca – My niece has MS. She’s 37 and worked for over 10 years until her illness got worse. She’s been on LTD for over a year-and-a-half now. The insurance company had her see one of their doctors, who said that she can do other work. She is physically unable to work and has difficulty functioning even at home. What should she do if her insurer decides to cut off her disability claim?
► 5 things you MUST do ASAP if your LTD benefits are about to be cut off!
• 13:29 Check your LTD policy to determine at what age your benefits are supposed to expire.
• 15:43 If you are unable to work, get your doctor or doctors to confirm in writing that you are still disabled and explain why you can’t go back to work at the present time.
• 19:28 If you haven’t already done so, apply for CPP Disability ASAP.
• 21:10 Confirm in writing to your adjuster that you are NOT ready to go back to work and that your doctors have said that you can’t go back to work.
• 23:12 Contact us immediately – do NOT wait! Do NOT appeal!!
► 24:32 – Help@disabilityrights.ca – My brother works for a bank and has been struggling with mental health issues like depression and anxiety. He sees a psychologist regularly and is on medication, but his condition has worsened in the past few months. While he was in the process of going on sick leave he was let go. Should he apply for LTD? Does he even have LTD coverage now?
► 27:42 – http://www.mydisabilityquestions.com – I’ve been trying new medications for my sciatica over the last year. My doctor said that I should have seen some improvement, but I haven’t. My LTD case manager saw those notes and asked my doctor for his updated file. They accused me of lying about my symptoms and will cut off my benefits next month. I’m terrified. I’m 49 years old and can’t go back to work. What can I do?
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