A Guide to Your Relationship with Your Disability Claim Lawyer

Your disability lawyer will undoubtedly have experience in representing many people who have been denied disability benefits. A disability lawyer will understand  that each case can be different. It may be your first time dealing with a lawyer.  You may be wondering what to tell your disability claim lawyer and what documents to bring to the first meeting.  Here are some helpful hints.

  1. Try to prepare your history in chronological manner even if it means writing things down.
  2. Be truthful.  Whatever you tell your lawyer is subject to solicitor/client privilege.  You will receive proper advice if you are upfront about your disability, your work history, your communication with your insurance company and whatever else your disability lawyer asks you about.
  3. Respond to your disability lawyer in a timely manner.  You may be asked to look up information or bring in documentation.  You will assist your lawyer in resolving your case quickly by responding to requests as soon as possible.
  4. Express your concerns and questions with your disability claim lawyer. Just like in any relationship up front communication with your lawyer will lead to positive outcomes.

Fighting a denial or termination of short or long term disability benefits is a tricky process.  The disability insurance company will place many hurdles in your path to justice. An experienced disability claim lawyer will review all of the documentation and start your law suit early.  They will understand that you are undergoing hardship without a source of income.  They will help you with a CPP disability claim if necessary.  They will bring the case to an speedy resolution so your financial burden is lifted.

If you have been denied short term or long term disability benefits by a disability insurance company you are no doubt feeling frustrated by the process.  At Kotak Law we are committed to helping people access the disability benefits they have been denied and we understand your frustration with your disability insurance company.

We offer free consultations and don’t charge until your case is resolved.  We represent people throughout Ontario, Alberta and for those who cannot meet us at one of our offices we offer consultation at your home, a local coffee shop, courthouse, by telephone, Skype or WhatsApp.


We understand that being denied disability benefits can be frustrating and devastating. Your time to fight your disability insurance company is limited. Please do not delay in calling long term disability lawyer. We have successfully sued numerous disability insurance companies including: Manulife, Sunlife, Desjardins, Great West Life, Blue Cross, AIG, SSQ, RBC, Industrial Alliance and more.

Call your trusted long term disability lawyers at 1-888-GOKOTAK (Toll Free for all of Canada), or (416) 816-1500 (Local Number for Ontario Residents), (403) 319-0071, (587) 414-1010 (Local Numbers for Alberta Residents). Our consultation is free and we don’t get paid until you do. We can meet you at our offices, at a coffee shop, your home or a local court house. We represent disabled people throughout Ontario and Alberta, including Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Milton, Georgetown, Orangeville, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, St.Catharines, Niagara Falls, Stoney Creek, Kitchener/Waterloo, Cambridge, London, Windsor, Markham, Pickering, Oshawa, Peterborough, Keswick, Kingston, Ottawa, Banff, Brooks, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Jasper, Lake Louise, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Saint Albert and other locations.

Disclaimer: This article is intended to supply general information to the public. We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, as laws change quickly, the reader should always ensure the accuracy and applicability of such information with respect to their particular case. The information contained in this article cannot replace a thorough and complete review of the reader’s situation by competent legal counsel who has had an opportunity to review all of the facts.