Claiming Long Term Disability Benefits In Mississauga
For you to be denied long term disability benefits, your insurer must provide strong evidence about your condition or treatment that allow them to avoid paying you. This evidence often involves your insurance company claiming that your injury is being exaggerated, or insufficiently documented.
Don't give up. At Kotak Law, we specialize in earning disability settlements for clients that are unfairly denied by their insurers.
Mississauga Disability Cases In the News
Treatment and Rehabilitation for Spinal Cord Injury
You’re on the way to a friend’s cottage when your driver loses control of the vehicle while attempting to pass another car on a rural Ontario highway. You are in the backseat and aren’t wearing a seatbelt and consequently, are thrown from the car as it rolls over multiple times. As a result of the crash, you sustain a permanent spinal injury at the T5-T6 level and are thus rendered complete paraplegic. You are only 21 years old at the time of the car accident. This was the beginning of a tragic disability story for an Ontario man.
You’re climbing a willow tree along the banks of a river on municipal parkland in Mississauga. This is the same tree you and your friends have climbed many times before. However, this time you lose your grip and fall, causing substantial spinal cord injury and resulting in paraplegia. You are only 16 years old.
Both of these recent events are tragically real accidents that had terrible and permanent consequences for the two young men who were left disabled.
Spinal Cord Injury Ontario reports that every year, there are 600 new spinal cord injuries and current estimates suggest that about 33,140 Ontarians suffer from spinal cord injury. A spinal cord injury (SCI) is certainly one of the most significant and traumatic events that a person may suffer in their lifetime. But spinal injury doesn’t only affect the injured person; family members and friends are also greatly impacted, particularly close family members such as parents, who typically contribute a great deal of their time and often even abandon their careers to support their injured loved one. This is a common reason for a disability claim.
In Mississauga, the two most common causes of spinal injury are motor vehicle accidents and unintentional falls. The average person takes two to three years to gain satisfactory independence after a spinal cord injury. In some cases, an accident victim becomes permanently dependant on attendant care. The most significant impacts of a spinal cord injury are mobility, agility and pain, which in combination substantially affect one’s ability to engage in most activities.
Understanding Spinal Cord Injury
The Rick Hansen Institute is a well-respected organization that provides resources to Mississauga victims of spinal cord injury and their families. A key directive for the Institute is to provide collaboration of resources and knowledge between the global spinal cord injury community, with the ultimate goal of improving health care outcomes for injured persons.
SCI Treatment and Rehabilitation in Mississauga
A physiatrist often leads the care team, coordinates the patient’s care, and ensures that proper medical treatment is received.
Physical therapist or physiotherapists determine and implement physical rehabilitation regimes to help patients strengthen muscles to their potential and regain motor function.
An occupational therapist (OT) typically teaches techniques that will help patients function in their daily life, including learning skills to help with getting dressed, cooking, and getting around inside the home and in the community. OT’s also help in choosing proper equipment, such as wheelchairs and other assistive devices.
A psychologist will often help the injured person cope with the psychological and emotional challenges associated with the drastic impact on the life of someone who sustained a SCI.
Rehabilitation counsellors can assist the patient in achieving their personal, independent-living and career goals, and also help the patient prepare for living at home.
Nursing staff help provide daily care and teach the patient how to take care of their health when they return home.
The settlement in the Morrison case was one of the largest in Canadian case law; however, it clearly demonstrates that the financial and life-changing impact of a spinal cord injury can be substantial. If you or a loved one sustained a spinal cord injury other injury in an accident resulting from another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for losses resulting from your injury. Call Kotak Law today for an informed and frank assessment of the strength of your claim.
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.
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