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Disability Claims Lawyer

A disability is defined as anything that impairs an individual physically or mentally that significantly restricts the individual in one or more major life activities. If you reside within the Greater Toronto Area and have developed a disability as the result of an accident, Sokoloff Lawyers can help you place a claim to receive the justice you deserve. Whether you were injured in a car accident, workplace accident, crime, or other scenario, the onset of a disability can greatly disrupt your quality of life. If this has happened to you or a loved one, a disability claims lawyer may be able to assuage the repercussions of your accident through financial compensation or other means. When looking for a disability claims lawyer, be sure to find one who is a member of The Canadian Bar Association. The more memberships an attorney is a part of, the higher their experience and training.

Making a Claim

A disability claims lawyer can help you throughout the claims process which can, at times, be somewhat complicated. The first place to start is to make sure you meet the insurance company’s requirements to receive disability benefits. You can determine this by checking your summary plan description (SPD). Once you have perused your SPD, gather all necessary information to move forward and choose the right type of claim. You will most likely choose a disability claim which requests for benefits to compensate a life-altering disability. Your plan must determine the disability you suffer from to decide the claim. Once a claim is filed, there will most likely be a waiting period before the decision is made on your claim. For disability claims, they must be decided in 45 days or less. If for any reason your claim is denied, you can enlist your disability claims lawyer to appeal the decision.

Why You Need to Make a Claim

If you have been saddled with a disability due to an accident, you may be in need of the accident or injury benefits you may be entitled to. Disabilities are difficult situations because they are not injuries that simply heal in a few weeks or months. A disability is a life-long condition that can greatly change your quality of life as well as how you live and think. Not to mention the emotional repercussions that come with a new disability. You may be suffering from anxiety, depression, mood swings, and other emotional turmoil as a result of your accident and disability. This is all to say that - filing a disability claim is necessary because you need and deserve the proper tools and compensation to rebuild your life.

Hiring a Disability Claims Lawyer

It is important to hire a disability claims lawyer for a few reasons. First, trying to file a claim or fight an injury case on your own can add stress and anger to your situation. If you are struggling with a new disability you may have to become dependent, in need of constant care or supervision, unable to work, and unable to enjoy life the way you used to. Disability claims lawyers understand all of these factors and are well skilled in disability claims cases similar to yours. This experience with disability claims is the key to providing you with the results you want and need after you file a claim.
Your disability claims lawyer wants you to have the best life you can after your accident and they know that the proper benefits can get you on your way. Don’t wait to hire a disability claims lawyer if you are dealing with a disability that has negatively impacted your quality of life.

What Disability Benefits Are You Entitled To?

By cjp

Whether you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, bicycle accident or even a slip and fall in the workplace, you may be entitled to significant disability benefits. If you have a short-term injury or long-term disability, there are benefits that you may be entitled to that will help you with medical expenses and loss of income, among other services. Even without insurance, disability claims can still be made, and with the help of disability claims lawyers, you can receive the maximum disability benefits you are entitled to. Here are a few disability benefits you may be eligible to receive:


  • Non-earner benefits if you were not employed at the time of the accident
  • Weekly benefits for loss of Income
  • Medical benefits
  • Rehabilitation benefits
  • Death and Funeral expenses

Disability claims lawyers can help you receive the complete amount of disability benefits you are rightfully entitled to so that you can bounce back to a normal life as soon as possible and start the healing process right away. 

What To Do When Your Disability Claim Is Impeded or Denied

By Nola

If you have recently found yourself with a disability and your daily life impeded following an accident, it is important for you to seek out the proper compensation and assistance that you require. The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) does provide some coverage for injuries at work or injuries that do not allow you to perform your usual daily activities. However, most employers will offer coverage through an insurance company, but the processes involved for making a claim and seeing a positive resolution, can be long, arduous and disappointing if the claims are denied.


If your claim does unfortunately get denied, or if you have a lot of unanswered questions about the proper way to make a claim and the next steps to take, it is important that you find a disability claims lawyer to help you receive the proper compensation you deserve. It is important to not become discouraged if your claim does get denied the first time. A disability claims lawyer has the proper knowledge required to answer any questions that might arise, is aware of important deadlines and documents needed to make an accurate claim and can ensure that you are getting the proper assistance you require. Utilizing the skills of a disability claims lawyer will relieve a lot of stress and confusion surrounding this difficult time.

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