Disability Law Show

Disability Law Show Bell Radio – S3 E17

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 17 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

  • My benefits were cut off and they cited my psychiatrist’s report preventing me from returning to work. What do I do?
  • I was suffering due to depression and my benefits were cut off after 2 years based on an IME. Despite treatment, I’m not better yet. What do I do?
  • I’m 59 getting LTD benefits for a torn left shoulder and joint issues in my body. I need surgery, but COVID is making it nearly impossible. Will my benefits get cut off while I wait for this treatment?
  • What happens when someone settles their claim and the insurance company pays several years of benefits in one lump sum?  Does the client have to leave their job?  Are they able to return to work if they get better?
  • I’ve been getting disability benefits for almost two years and I’ve been diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder. My insurer set up an appointment with a vocational specialist and I think they’re going to try to cut off my benefits. I’m terrified of what will happen if they do.  Can you help?
  • I have experienced harassment at my workplace, it is a small office. A friend suggested I go on short-term disability so they cannot fire me. What should I do?
  • I’ve been on LTD for 10 years and receive CPP Disability. Can my insurance company buy me out due to the cost of my medication?
  • If someone appeals the decline of their disability benefits and gets declined again, what happens next?


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