Disability Law Show

Disability Law Show Bell Radio – S1 E1

A headshot of Disability Lawyer Sivan Tumarkin, Co-founding Partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, to the right of the Disability Law Show logo. He hosts the show on radio stations Newstalk 1010 in Toronto and Newstalk 580 CFRA in Ottawa, Ontario.


Every Saturday at 4 p.m. on Newstalk 1010 in Toronto and Newstalk 580 in Ottawa, Disability Lawyers Sivan Tumarkin and James K. Fireman walk through the proper steps to take when your insurance provider cuts off your long-term disability or denies your insurance claim.

Discover your rights and the TRUTH about long term disability and personal injury on In Your Corner, Canada’s only talk radio show dedicated to leveling the playing field when dealing with insurance companies.

Chapter 1:

► 00:48 – What is In Your Corner on the Bell Talk Radio Network about?

Disability and Personal Injury Lawyer Sivan Tumarkin explains what the show is about, and how it can help people who are suffering a disability or have been injured.

Chapter 2:

► 02:40 – Client injured on Red Hill Valley Parkway in Hamilton

A client was involved in an accident on Red Hill Valley Parkway in Hamilton. News broke recently that the City of Hamilton “buried” a report on the stretch of road that noted friction levels were well below acceptable standards.

Chapter 3:

► 04:35 – Sivan on Mitch Murphy story in The National Post

Sivan discusses the National Post story about a former client, Mitch Murphy. Despite being paralyzed from the waist down, his insurance provider believed that he was not “totally disabled.”

Chapter 4: TEXT

► 08:22 – How long can you stay on long-term disability from work?

Chapter 5:

► 11:54 – Top 5 Reasons Why Insurance Companies Deny Claims: You are not “Totally Disabled”

James K. Fireman explains what the legal term “totally disabled” means, and what you can do if the insurance company believes that this situation applies to your long-term disability claim.

Chapter 6:

► 16:48 – Top 5 Reasons Why Insurance Companies Deny Claims: Insufficient Medical Documents

Sivan Tumarkin explains why the insurance company can claim that you have “insufficient medical documentation” concerning your disability, when in fact you have plenty of support from your doctors.

Chapter 7: CALLER

► 19:15 – How difficult is it to fight an insurance denial after a car accident?

The caller was involved in a car accident, and catastrophic injuries were sustained. Sivan explains what happens with regards to insurance coverage and payments after a car accident in Ontario.

Chapter 8: TEXT

► 28:25 – Can my employer force me to resignation while I’m on long-term disability?

Alan was on LTD for several years. Eventually, his employer mailed him a resignation to sign and return. He refused to sign and told them his goal was to return to work. Was he right to reject the forced resignation?

Chapter 9:

► 30:19 – Top 5 Reasons Why Insurance Companies Deny Claims: No Formal Diagnosis for Disability

James K. Fireman on what happens if your doctor is unable to attach a formal diagnosis to your disability or injury. Do you require a specific diagnosis to get approval for a long-term disability or personal injury claim?

Chapter 10:  CALLER

► 34:30 – Insurance Company cutting me off LTD at 2-year mark

My long-term disability claim has hit the 2-year mark, and the insurance company wants me to return to work and is trying to put me into a new job.

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