Disability Law Show

Disability Law Show Bell Radio – S3 E09

A headshot of Disability Lawyer James Fireman, 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.

Episode Summary

Discover your rights and the truth about insurance companies and long term disability claims on Season 3 Episode 09 of the Disability Law Show on Newstalk 1010 in Toronto.

Listen below to James K. Fireman, and Tamar Agopian Disability Lawyers at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, as they guide you through the proper steps to take when your insurance provider cuts off your long-term disability or denies your insurance claim.

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Episode Notes

  • COVID-19 long haulers are becoming more frequent and many claimants are being denied long-term disability benefits.
  • My mother fell inside the grocery store and broke her hip. I went to the store the next day and there was water still there.  The manager is offering to pay my mother $10,000 to cover any medical expenses not covered by OHIP. Should we take this?
  • How consequential is it to give statements to insurers without the advice from a disability lawyer?
  • When you start a legal claim – do claims get shuffled around your office, or do they stick with one lawyer?
  • My son suffers from depression but he was mostly able to manage this with medication.  However recently he shut down his small business and turned to drugs and alcohol to self-medicate.  He applied for disability insurance but was denied.  He doesn’t want to start a legal claim because he doesn’t have money to pay for a lawyer.
  • My wife’s co-worker slipped and fell on some ice on private property. She’s had a lot of medical issues since then. Her lawyer wants the case wrapped up quickly and is willing to settle for a low amount. What can she do?
  • What happens for clients who have a disability that puts them in a high-risk group for COVID-19?
  • I had a bad concussion last year when I slipped on some ice.  I have headaches all the time now and light and noise sensitivity.  I can barely look after my son – there’s no way I can go back to work. I applied for LTD but was denied. My union helped me to appeal, but they did surveillance and the union lawyer says I have no case now. Is my union lawyer correct?


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