Talking to Your Doctor When You Have a Disability Claim

How you speak with your doctor is of utmost importance when you are applying for short term disability and long term disability benefits.  While it is important for your doctor to diagnose what you are suffering from, disability insurance companies will look through your medical records to see how your impairments actually affect your ability to function.

Therefore it is important to tell your doctor how your disability impacts your activities of daily living. For example if you are unable to do aspects of your normal housekeeping or home maintenance let your doctor know.

Let your doctor know how your pain or depression has changed your life and not just the fact that you are in pain or sad or anxious.

It is important to follow your doctor’s advice with respect to medication, treatment and therapy. If you are unable to do so you should let your doctor know why so that an alternate action plan can be developed.

Remember your doctor is required to make notes of what you say and those notes will be shared with your disability insurance company.

A failure to attend regularly at your doctor’s office will lead to a lack of documented complaints and even an assumption that you are fine.

If you have been denied short term or long term disability benefits by a disability insurance company you are no doubt feeling fatigued 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.