Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Lawyer Toronto
Many extended healthcare plans will include Short-Term Disability (hereinafter “STD”) and Long-Term Disability (hereinafter “LTD”) benefits. Entitlement to STD begins after an individual sustains an injury or illness that prevents them from returning to work. It is important to know that the injury or illness doesn’t need to have occurred while at work or as a result of the work.
STD benefits will compensate individuals while they are off work because of injury or illness. If an individual is off work for a long time, STD benefits will typically convert into LTD benefits.
Entitlement to benefits is outlined in each individual policy and policies can vary from company to company. Duration and amount of STD and LTD benefits is also determined by the policy. In all policies, your inability to work must be supported by your treating physicians.
If your application for STD or LTD benefits is denied, you may have the right to sue. If you have been receiving STD or LTD benefits and your insured has terminated your benefits, you may also have the right to sue.
At Grillo Barristers, we have over 30 years of experience litigating STD and LTD benefits claims. We can help you better understand the law and assist you in recovering the compensation that you deserve. If you or a loved one have sustained injuries and have your benefits denied, call Grillo Barristers at 416 – 614 – 6000 for a FREE consultation.
Remember, you will not pay any fees until your case is won or settled.