The lawyers at Aaron Waxman & Associates are experienced with Disability, Personal Injury and Employment claims.
Our next series of blog posts will take a closer look at “invisible illnesses”. Some of our recent posts looked at Lyme disease and traumatic brain injuries. In future posts, we will discuss mental illness and chronic pain disorders such as fibromyalgia and arthritis; chronic illnesses that can interfere with a person’s ability to work.
Experiencing a denial of benefits from your insurance company for short-term disability or long-term disability benefits can take a toll on you. One common reason for denial of benefits is that a medical diagnosis was not provided or there was not enough medical evidence provided to show restrictions and limitations that would limit you from performing your job or any job.
An “invisible illness”, like chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, a traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder may not show up on an “objective” test like an x-ray or blood test. With these types of illnesses/injuries, it is important to regularly see your doctors/specialists and consistently report your symptoms and follow the recommended treatment plan.
It is important take care of all aspects of your life.
July 24, 2016 is International Self-Care Day. International Self-Care Day symbolizes that the benefits of self-care are experienced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
According to the World Health Organization, self-care is what people do for themselves to establish and maintain health, and to prevent and deal with illness. It is a broad concept encompassing hygiene, nutrition, lifestyle, environmental factors, socio-economic factors and self-medication.
Some suggestions for self-care include:
The lawyers at Aaron Waxman and Associates have helped clients whose short-term or long-term disability benefits have been denied. If your benefits have been denied for any reason, do not hesitate to call our law firm for a free, no obligation consultation, arranged at a time that is convenient for you.
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