Stress at Work and Disability Claims

There are a number of causes of workplace stress. You may have or experience one or more of the following situations:

  • a toxic work environment
  • an unreasonable or abusive boss
  • much too much work than you can handle
  • unsupportive supervisors or coworkers
  • unreasonable demands
  • bullying, gossiping or humiliation

You can apply for short and long term disability benefits if the workplace stress results in you being unable to continue working. It is important that you make your family doctor aware of the stress at work. Your doctor would have to provide you with an initial note explaining that you cannot continue to work.

You would then file a claim for disability benefits and your doctor will be asked to fill out a physician’s statement detailing your symptoms and the impact on your function.

You should also exercise your right to apply for employment insurance sick benefits. Additionally, you may have a claim for constructive dismissal.

We recommend consulting with a disability claim lawyer who could give you the appropriate advice during the process and assist you if your claim for short term or long term disability benefits is denied.


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.