If you’ve become unable to work and you’ve been denied long-term disability benefits, Lalande Disability Lawyers understand what you are going through. You may have already found that filing for long-term disability benefits can be an extremely frustrating and complicated process – and then, being denied long-term disability, makes things worse. We understand that many disability claimants often experience significant mental distress because of how they believe their disability insurance claim was handled. Many claimants often also feel highly frustrated that their relationship with their disability claims adjuster may have become adversarial – which can then in turn pose the risk of mental health complications to a vulnerable claimant – particularly claimants with pre-existing or psychological health issues.
In our experience, at the start of a case, many disability claimants are emotionally or psychologically affected by the unhealthy or inconsistent communication between them and the disability insurance company, the lack of calls or emails returned, misunderstandings, complaints regarding how their disability claims adjuster “lacks” the full understanding or appreciation for their illness, the perceived notion that the adjuster “does not like them,” opinions regarding why they believe their clinical situation or disability has been devalued, the re-telling of their story with new adjusters taking over the file, frustration regarding the misjudged potential of returning to work and, most important, feeling that the disability claims adjuster is making decisions to terminate benefits contrary to the advice of their own family doctor.
We understand all of this. And we can help make things better. Our lawyers have been practicing disability law since 1985, and have a combined 75 years experience. We have fought and earned the respect of all disability insurance companies because they know that we know disability law and are passionate about our cases. Our Ontario disability law firm can assist claimants’ denied disability at all stages of the short and long-term disability claim process – from the early stages of denial through to the complex stages of litigation.
Rob Hyndman is Lalande’s labor relation specialist who has close to two decades of complex political and labour relations experience. Mr. Hyndman is a twenty-two year veteran of the Greater Sudbury Fire Service where he currently holds the rank of Captain and during that time he has held many roles at the local, provincial and national levels of the International Association of Firefighters. Beginning his union career with the Sudbury Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 527 and then – the President of the Ontario Professional Firefighters Association, representing over 11,000 professional firefighters and their families in our nation’s largest province. Over his two terms as OPFFA President Mr. Hyndman successfully lobbied the Ontario provincial government resulting in a multitude of legislative and regulatory victories. Rob works closely with Unions across Canada in determining whether or not disability claims are subject to exclusive arbitral jurisdiction or, in the alternative, whether or not union members are able to advance their claims in civil court in order to find the protection and financial compensation they deserve. Unions or members are encouraged to contact Rob TODAY at 1-844-4-DISABILITY or by sending him an email through our website to set up your FREE CONSULTATION today. All calls are completely confidential.
Matt Lalande not only practices disability law – he helped write the book on it. Matt is the only invited contributing plaintiff author to a textbook entitled Disability Law in Canada – which is the only legal textbook for lawyers about the practice of Canadian Disability Law. Matt will be the main author on the 4th edition of the only disability law book in the country. Matt has represented hundreds of disability claimants and has recovered millions in denied long-term disability benefits for people who have deserved them. Matt understands both how disability policies work and the struggles that people with disabilities face on a daily basis, and he works tirelessly to ensure that they are treated fairly under the law. Matt is a strong advocate for the disabled community. Currently Matt is also principal of Lalande Personal Injury Lawyers – a boutique litigation firm that specializes in complex injury law, disability cases and employment law.
Karen Camporese is a disability lawyer based in Hamilton who serves disability claimants all over Ontario. Karen is an experienced trial lawyer who has also conducted countless hearings with the Ontario License Appeals Tribunal for both victims and insurers. Unlike many lawyers who strictly represent victims OR insurance companies, Karen has the unique benefit of having represented both sides over her career. Being able to prove the impact that your disability has on your everyday life is an essential part of a successful long-term disability claim. Not only does Karen know the ins and outs of the complicated long-term disability benefit policies, but her background in representing insurance companies provides her the experience and knowledge of how insurers assess risk, think and react. If you have been denied your long-term disability and are suffering financially don’t give up. Contact Karen TODAY at 1-844-4-DISABILITY or send us an email through our website to set up your FREE CONSULTATION today. All calls are completely confidential.
When it comes to trial work, there is no substitute for experience – and Camporese Lalande is lucky to have Arthur Camporese as trial counsel and for trial representation. Our counsel, Mr.Camporese is a skilled advocate who is trial-tested and knows how to achieve the best possible outcome for clients, whether it is through arbitration, jury trial or a non-jury trial. Arthur is extremely experienced in dealing with all aspects of a trial from preparing the case theme and trial strategy to knowing how to work with juries to get them to see things from his client’s perspective and understand the importance of their case. Arthur has conducted hundreds of arbitrations as well as jury and non-jury trials over since 1984. Arthur understands how to handle all disability claim matters as well as the processes and common tactics employed by disability insurance carriers in attempting to deny or terminate disability insurance benefit claims.
Our Long-Term Disability Lawyers have recovered over $10 Million in wrongfully denied long-term disability benefits for claimants across Ontario and Canada. We are based in Hamilton, Ontario and handle cases all over Canada. If you become unable to work because of an illness or injury and have long term disability (LTD) insurance or a disability insurance policy, you may have already found that dealing with your claims examiner can be extremely frustrating and complicated.
In our experience many claimants are upset with complaints of unhealthy or inconsistent communication between them and the disability insurance company, the lack of call or email return, misunderstandings, complaints regarding how their disability claims adjuster “lacks” the full understanding or appreciation for their illness, the perceived notion that the adjuster “does not like them,” opinions regarding why they believe their clinical situation or disability has been devalued, the re-telling of their story over and over again with new adjusters taking over the file, frustration regarding the misjudged potential of returning to work and, most important, feeling that the disability claims adjuster is making decisions to terminate benefits contrary to the advice of their own family doctor.
Needless to say that, in more cases than not, emotions are a very real part of meeting with the disability insurance company for the first time. Claimants are often overwhelmed with feelings of resentment, hopelessness, feeling disregarded, financially abandoned – all of which can lead to a devastating impact on a person’s mental and physical health. Call us TODAY at 1-844-4-DISABILITY or send us an email through our website to set up your FREE CONSULTATION today. All calls are completely confidential.
Many people often wonder “If I am in a union, can I hire a disability lawyer?” The answer is that it depends. Although many collective agreements mandate that disability appeals are to go through labor relations, some do not. Some collective agreements have provisions regarding disability benefits which are old, and have never been updated – or some do not even refer to the process in regards to appealing disability benefits.
With nearly 60 years of combined experience, Camporese Lalande Disability Lawyers can help enforce your contractual rights to wrongfully denied disability benefits. We understand how to navigate the often complex and confusing legal landscape surrounding disability insurance and have the experience to help any claimant resolve a disability claim dispute in a way that is advantageous to them in terms of meeting their financial needs and priorities. If you are facing any difficulties with your disability insurance company, it is important to consult with one of our disability lawyers who have the necessary experience and expertise to help you.
Our Ontario Disability Lawyers are well known to many Canadian unions – who are MORE then happy to refer their members to us. Disability litigation is complex medical legal litigation – something that unions are simply not equipped to properly undertake when appealing denied benefits through labour relations. Camporese Lalande Disability Lawyers are happy to talk to union members about how we can be of service to their particular situation as well as to union representatives about referrals. Call us TODAY at 1-844-4-DISABILITY or send us an email through our website to set up your FREE CONSULTATION today. All calls are completely confidential.
Our Ontario long-term disability lawyers have helped hundreds of disabled claimants across Canada recover the disability benefits they deserve. With 75 years of combined disability insurance litigation experience, we are proud to say that day in and day out we have been able to help disabled individuals who are suffering from financial devastation as a result of their monthly benefits being either denied or terminated. Our Ontario disability lawyers have represented professionals and executives from all industries – including accountants, doctors, lawyers, business owners, veterinarians, factory workers, first responders, athletes, pharmacists, pilots, teachers, city employees – and the list goes on.
We are real trial lawyers, we have experience, we have recovered tens of millions in wrongful disability benefits, and we wrote the book on long-term disability law, literally. Call us TODAY at 1-844-4-DISABILITY or send us an email through our website to set up your FREE CONSULTATION today. All calls are completely confidential.