The lawyers at Aaron Waxman & Associates are experienced with Disability, Personal Injury and Employment claims.
Since 1951, the first week of May has been designated as “Mental Health Week” in Canada. Mental Health Week is an initiative put on by the Canadian Mental Health Association, whose motto is “Mental Health For All”.
This year it takes place from May 1, 2017 to May 7, 2017. Every year, Mental Health Week focuses on a particular aspect of mental health awareness. The idea of having a mental health week is that it is an opportunity for Canadians to GET LOUD for mental health.
The focus for 2017 is on wait times for treatment and the role treatment, mental health services and programs play in mental wellness. This is an important issue that affects many Canadians.
In previous blog posts we have discussed mental illness and how mental illness can affect your functional abilities and ability to work, which could lead to a person making a claim for long-term disability.
We have also looked at how insurance companies consider whether or not you are seeking appropriate treatment from an appropriate physician or specialist for your illness, as that is one of the responsibilities under your insurance contract.
It is very important to demonstrate that you are seeking treatment and documenting your symptoms and rehabilitation efforts when you are on long-term disability as a result of an invisible illness like a mental illness. One of the most common reasons that long-term disability claims are denied is because of a “lack of objective medical evidence” or because the insurance company does not think you are seeking appropriate treatment.
If you or someone you know have been denied long-term disability benefits for any reason, you should contact an experienced lawyer to find out what your legal rights and options are. At Aaron Waxman and Associates, we offer a free, no obligation initial consultation with a licensed lawyer* that can be arranged at a date and time that is convenient for you.
*All of our lawyers are licensed with The Law Society of Upper Canada.
* This blog is for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute legal advice. Please read our disclaimer for further information.
* All of our lawyers are licensed by The Law Society of Upper Canada
* Office in Toronto and able to represent people in the province of Ontario