Top Employment and Disability Lawyers In Toronto and The GTA
If you are having problems with your group disability insurer then you need an employment lawyer
Do you identify with any of these situations?
Did you know that almost all Short Term Disability plans are funded by your employer and not the insurance company, who are simply hired to weed out as many claims as possible?
Are you being pressured to return back to work before you are recovered or receiving veiled threats of being terminated from your employment?
Were your disability benefits cut off suddenly for a technicality or for no good reason?
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It is great to know you will be covered should you need to take time off
But is that really the case?
You fall ill or get injured and have to take time off from work; a review of your Employee Benefits Booklet leads you to believe you are covered financially; you speak to your boss and the HR department and fill out all the required forms.
And that’s when the trouble begins
Your Disability Benefits are Denied!
Indeed almost all Short Term Disability plans are funded by your employer and not the insurance company, who are simply hired to weed out as many claims as possible!
Just when you need to focus on getting better, you have to worry about money because the disability benefit cheques you believed would arrive monthly, fail to materialize.
Or if they eventually do start flowing, you begin getting pressure to return back to work before you are recovered, or maybe you have received veiled threats of being terminated from your employment ; worst of all, your benefits get cut off prematurely due to a technicality.
Eventually, once you do return back to work, your position has been filled and you feel like you are walking around with a bulls-eye on your back. If you are familiar with any of these situations, you need to get in touch with an Employment / Disability Lawyer right away.
A personal injury lawyer will not be able to navigate through this area of law – they simply deal with matters that involve your health and your insurance company.
This is truly a complex employment matter – what you need is an employee’s lawyer who not just understands disability and personal injury law, but is also well versed with matters related to endangerment to your employment security such as constructive dismissal, wrongful dismissal, breach of your employment contract with the denial of your employment benefits, as well as some very serious implications related to breach of your medical privacy.
Lecker and Associates is a boutique firm specializing in exactly this area of law. We have seen it all and are well armed to wade into this type of fight for you. For over 30 years, we have successfully helped thousands of individuals who took time off from work to recover from an illness or injury, and who found themselves unwittingly caught up in situations just like the ones described above.
The first step is to be informed; calling us in the early stages will arm you with information to properly deal with this process.