Brain Injury Disability Lawyer

If your Long-Term Disability has been denied, call us for your FREE CONSULTATION today.

Brain Trauma Disability Lawyers

Free Consultations Nationwide. Call 1-844-434-7224 or Send us a Message today. If you have suffered from Brain Trauma and have been Denied your Long-Term Disability Benefits, we can help.

Our Disability Lawyers help people who have suffered from brain trauma & have been wrongfully denied their long-term disability benefits. Free consultations, and you NEVER pay upfront.

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of injury that occurs when there is sudden trauma or force to the head, which can cause damage to the brain. TBIs can range from mild, such as a concussion, to severe, such as a penetrating head injury.

The most common causes of TBI are falls, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, and physical assaults. Symptoms of TBI can vary depending on the severity of the injury but may include headaches, dizziness, confusion, memory loss, and changes in mood or behaviour.

Individuals with brain injuries often experience various cognitive, physical, and emotional impairments that can significantly impact their ability to work or maintain employment. Cognitive deficits, such as difficulties with memory, attention, problem-solving, and executive functioning, can impede an individual’s capacity to effectively process information, prioritize tasks, and make decisions. Additionally, physical symptoms, including impaired motor skills, fatigue, and chronic pain, may hinder their ability to perform job-related tasks or withstand the demands of a full-time work schedule.

Many individuals who suffer serious brain injuries end up relying on long-term disability benefits and, unfortunately – a lifetime of trying to prove their invisible injury to their disability insurance carrier. Individuals with brain trauma are often met with resistance from their disability carrier since brain injuries are often seen as “the invisible injury” because there are typically no signs of injury to the naked eye. On the outside, someone may look perfectly normal and healthy, but on the inside, things are very different.

If you have been denied your long-term disability benefits, you have the right to have your own long-term disability lawyer. Lalande Disability Lawyers has been representing disability claimants for decades and have the experience you need to help overturn your disability benefit denial. Call us today at 1-844-434-7224 for your FREE CONSULTATION or alternatively, send us a message through our website and we will be happy to get right back to you and schedule your FREE CONSULTATION and explain your legal rights to you, and what remedy you may be entitled to. Remember – if we work together, we will NEVER ask for money upfront under any circumstances. Our brain trauma disability lawyers only get paid – if you get paid.

Do Not Appeal your Long-Term Disability Denial

Your disability insurance company may try to convince you to appeal your denied disability claim through their internal system, but many claimants will discover that this process is ineffective and a waste of valuable time that simply delays your benefit payment.

Filing an internal appeal with your disability insurance company may not always be the most advantageous course of action, particularly if you have concerns regarding potential bias within the company. Insurance companies are responsible for both evaluating claims and providing benefits, which can create a potential conflict of interest. They may have a financial incentive to minimize their expenses by denying or limiting claims. As a result, the company’s internal appeals process may not be entirely impartial or objective, as it is still conducted within the same organization that initially denied the claim. This inherent bias can make it challenging for claimants to receive a fair and thorough review of their case. Consequently, individuals who are dissatisfied with their disability benefits determination may wish to explore alternative avenues for dispute resolution, such as seeking the assistance of a disability lawyer.

What are some Causes of Brain Trauma or Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)?

Traumatic brain injuries are caused as a result of some external force acting against the head and brain, causing damage to the brain. These external forces are not faced just by pro athletes, they are forces that we can face in our every day lives. These include:

Traffic accidents: Brain injuries from traffic accidents account for most traumatic brain injuries. The extent of damage is affected by the type of vehicle, speed, and other factors at play during the accident.

Falling (and hitting the head): Brain trauma due to falls (especially those involving heights) can result in serious damage.

Assault: Brain injuries caused by assault, such as gunshot wounds or physical altercations, are often traumatic and cause severe brain damage.

Sports/recreational activities: Brain trauma resulting from sporting or recreational activities are common in cases such as skiing, bicycle riding, skateboarding, and contact sports. Brain trauma from these activities can range from mild to severe, depending on the level of contact.

Symptoms of Brain Trauma

Signs and symptoms of brain trauma can vary depending on the level of damage. The symptoms of brain trauma can be organized into three levels: mild, moderate and severe. The circumstances of brain trauma will also play an important role in determining the level of brain trauma. Brain trauma can impact cognitive function, perception, and physical ability, as well as a person’s behaviour and emotional state of mind.

Cognitive symptoms of brain trauma can result in effects on someone’s ability to perform even the most basic cognitive tasks necessary for daily life. Brain trauma can result in an individual being unable to handle basic tasks and communication, resulting in:

  • Loss or fragmented memory
  • Difficulty with decision-making
  • Difficulty understanding and expressing ideas
  • Difficulty processing information
  • Reduced attention span

There can be symptoms of brain trauma that affect a person’s perception or sensory abilities, which can result in difficulty performing daily activities. It’s common for someone experiencing symptoms of brain trauma to feel confused and frustrated at their disability. In addition to changes in someone’s sense of touch, hearing or sight, perceptual symptoms can affect someone’s ability to understand and interact with the world around them, resulting in:

  • Increased disorientation
  • Difficulty understanding the passage of time
  • Lack of sensitivity to smells or tastes
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Increased sensitivity to pain

Brain trauma can result in physical symptoms that can be very painful and sometimes life-threatening. Other physical symptoms, like perceptual symptoms, make it challenging for individuals to interact with the physical environment around them without difficulty, leading to:

  • Constant headaches
  • High level of physical and mental fatigue
  • Varying levels of paralysis
  • Physical weakness
  • Intermittent tremors and seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Inability to enunciate/slurred speech
  • Difficulty with sleep
  • Light sensitivity

Damage to areas of the brain that are responsible for impulse control and behaviour may result in emotional symptoms of brain trauma, including:

  • Lack of patience and increased irritability
  • Inability to cope with stress
  • Lack of energy or motivation
  • Increased aggressiveness
  • Deadened emotional reactions

Can Brain Trauma Affect a Person’s Ability to Work?

The results of a brain injury can be devastating to a person’s ability to work, resulting in symptoms that would make doing many tasks very difficult. No matter how much someone wants to get back to their working lives, a return to work after brain trauma should be approached with caution as the first priority.

Brain trauma can result in small, but noticeable changes.

Recovery from traumatic brain injury can be a frustrating time for individuals planning a return to work. They may feel physically fine to work but continue to experience symptoms of their brain trauma that result in small but noticeable changes, including: 

  • There may be lapses in memory, and it can be challenging to learn new skills or remember new procedures.
  • People with brain trauma can have difficulty paying attention or focusing on a task for extended periods of time. 
  • Problem-solving for even seemingly simple issues can be difficult.
  • Leaps of logic that might be obvious to others can be difficult to identify for people with brain trauma. 
Learning to live with a different – and more narrow – set of abilities.

While it’s not to say that people never find employment after suffering brain trauma, it can be difficult to find a company that understands the condition and is willing to make the necessary accommodations. Someone with brain trauma looking to return to the position they held prior to the brain trauma may find that symptoms of the brain trauma mean that they’re no longer able to fulfill the tasks of the job they once held. 

Cognitive symptoms of brain trauma can mean that people who were working in upper management or positions of authority might no longer have the mental capacity to handle the same level of work. Careers that require the ability to work as part of a team unit, such as construction, sales, or consulting, can also be difficult for those with brain trauma. It can be a humbling and frustrating experience for someone with brain trauma to have to seek employment that matches their ability after brain trauma, and many in this position may feel resentful and continue to remember when they did not have to deal with the symptoms of brain trauma and had a different set of abilities. 

New physical disabilities caused by brain trauma present even more barriers to work.

Former construction workers, first responders, miners and other individuals in fields requiring a greater degree of physicality may face different challenges than those working in office positions. Brain trauma can also negatively affect an individual’s physical ability:

  • There can be difficulty with coordination (arms or legs) as well as balance
  • Vision, both during the day and night, can be affected as a result of brain trauma. This can result in blurry or double-sightedness. 
  • People coming back to the workplace after a traumatic brain injury may experience overall weakness in the body. 
  • It can be much easier for someone with brain trauma to feel tired, fatigued or lose energy while engaging in highly physical activities. 
  • Sleep deprivation is commonly reported as a symptom of brain trauma, making it even more challenging for someone recovering from a traumatic brain injury to recuperate the energy necessary to complete tasks for a more physical job.
There may be fewer job opportunities for people with brain injuries

Some individuals with brain trauma who work in these occupations may find it necessary to shift to a position within the company that allows them to have breaks from physical tasks. Management or clerical positions, for example, can be an option to consider for those with milder cognitive symptoms of brain trauma who are dealing with physical symptoms that prevent them from being effective contributors in a physical field of work.

However, since many industries like mining and manufacturing are heavily reliant on physical labourers and have less need for management or clerical employees, people returning after a traumatic brain injury can find themselves with fewer opportunities to work if they’re unable to meet the physical requirements of the job. .

Navigating the social aspects in the workplace with brain trauma symptoms can be challenging.

If parts of the brain that are responsible for behaviour and personality are affected, there are behavioural and emotional symptoms that can arise that impact an individual’s ability to return to work. Someone with brain trauma might start to witness certain changes to their personality that might hold them back from certain types of occupations after a traumatic brain injury. These changes can include:

  • Difficulty handling negative emotions such as frustration and sadness. These emotions can arise as a result of other symptoms of brain trauma (physical and cognitive) or simply in the course of everyday life.
  • Inability to assign value to certain life events accurately and, as a result, can be prone to what can be perceived as overreactions by others.
  • Mood disorders such as anxiety and depression can arise.
  • Impulse control can result in difficulty handling positions that require working in stressful situations or positions of authority where decision-making is an important job requirement. 
The incredibly draining task of working with little energy.

Any symptoms of brain trauma can result in serious difficulty handling even the most basic everyday tasks. Someone with brain trauma may be able to fulfill work duties, but it may take maximum effort and be incredibly draining on someone with less stamina and energy, as is often the case in people living with the effects of brain trauma.

Work might not be an option after suffering brain trauma.

Working after a traumatic brain injury is often not an option because of its impact on the rest of life. An individual with brain trauma will be much more temperamental and prone to angry outbursts at home as a result of the accumulated stress at the workplace. In addition, someone with brain trauma may be simply too exhausted after dealing with the responsibilities at work to manage affairs at home.

The financial burden on you and your loved ones if you can’t work.

For individuals with brain trauma whose job is the family’s main source of income, not working presents a serious dilemma. Financially, there are few options but to return to work, with the understanding that it’s not ideal for the person’s recovery and that there’s a good probability that there will be additional stress on the family front when the individual is not working. 

Although it might be possible for some individuals with milder symptoms of brain trauma to manage a return to the office, it can come at a cost to their personal lives, a cost which can lead to other issues in the long run. For this reason, it can be impractical for someone to return to the office without sacrificing other personal support in their life. 

Individuals with Brain Trauma often need to Rely on Disability Benefits

Brain trauma is very serious and can have a detrimental effect on someone’s ability to work. In cases where brain trauma is so severe that it impairs a person’s ability to carry out regular work duties, long-term disability benefits may be available through employer group benefits. These monthly financial benefits, which are normally a portion of a worker’s salary, can help individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury address their health needs, allowing them to focus on recovery instead of feeling pressure to maintain a job that demands too much energy, both cognitive and physical.

In order to qualify for long-term disability benefits due to the symptoms of brain trauma, you must satisfy the definition of “total disability.” In most cases, total disability means that for the first two years of long-term disability, you must be unable to complete the regular or substantial duties of your own job – which is often called the “own occupation” test.

After two years, you must be unable to satisfy the duties of any occupation for which you may be qualified by your education, training or experience – often called the “any occupation” test. If you have suffered brain trauma and you can satisfy the definition of total disability, then you will be entitled to access monthly long-term disability benefits to replace a portion of your salary – which can help you manage financially if you are suffering from an illness or injury and you are unable to work.

Suffer from Brain Trauma or a Brain Injury and Have Been Denied your Long-Term Disability Benefits?

If you have experienced a traumatic brain injury, work may no longer be an option for you. Brain trauma affects each person differently, and its severity can vary greatly depending on the person’s circumstances. Brain trauma is a serious matter that can greatly disrupt someone’s life in many ways.

Unfortunately, this is not always taken into consideration when it comes to disability insurance decisions, and someone with brain trauma may be denied long-term disability benefits as a result. Long-term disability benefits can be denied for various reasons, depending on the specific terms and conditions of the insurance policy, as well as the claimant’s individual circumstances. One common reason for denial is insufficient medical evidence. Insurance companies often require comprehensive documentation to support a claim, such as medical records, test results, and physician statements. If the provided evidence is deemed inadequate or fails to demonstrate the extent and duration of the disability, the claim may be denied.

Another factor that may lead to denial is discrepancies between the claimant’s reported limitations and their actual activities. In some cases, insurance companies may use surveillance or even review social media profiles to gather information on the claimant’s activities. If there is evidence of the claimant engaging in activities that contradict their claimed limitations, the insurance company may deny the benefits on the grounds of misrepresentation or fraud.

Furthermore, a denial can occur if the claimant’s condition does not meet the policy’s definition of disability. Each policy has its own specific criteria for determining what constitutes a disability, and if the claimant’s condition fails to meet those requirements, the claim may be denied. Additionally, insurance companies may deny claims if they suspect non-compliance with prescribed treatments, missed medical appointments, or failure to follow medical advice.

Since 2003, our brain trauma and brain injury disability lawyers at Lalande Disability Lawyers have been helping individuals with brain trauma secure the disability benefits they deserve and should be receiving so that they can focus on the important task of recovery without having to deal with financial stress. 

Contact our Brain Injury Long-Term Denied Long-Term Disability Lawyers Today

Even with all the research demonstrating the impact of brain trauma symptoms on work and one’s ability to perform their job duties, insurance companies often continue to deny disability claims. If your long-term disability claim has been denied due to suffering a brain trauma, you have rights, for example:

  • you have the right to “say no” to the appeals process
  • you have the right to hire your own disability lawyer to fight for you
  • you have the right to talk to a disability lawyer for free
  • you have the right to pursue a claim against your disability insurer for breach of contract
  • you have the right access a disability lawyer free of charge on a no-win, no fee basis

At Lalande Disability Lawyers, our long-term disability lawyers have extensive experience in helping individuals with brain trauma receive the compensation they are entitled to. We understand the complexities of the different types of brain injury and brain trauma and how it can affect someone’s ability to work, and we will fight for your rights to get the benefits you deserve. Don’t let a denied claim stop you from getting the help that you need, and contact us today to start working towards receiving your long-term disability benefits.

If you or a loved one suffers from brain trauma and has been denied long-term disability insurance benefits, contact our brain trauma disability lawyers today. We are here to help you secure the disability benefits you deserve so that you can focus on your recovery without added financial burdens. Our experienced brain trauma lawyers have successfully represented thousands of clients, and we look forward to helping you. Reach out today and see how our brain trauma disability lawyers at Camporese Lalande Disability Lawyers can help you with your claim.

Book Your Free Consultation with Our Brain Injury Long-Term Disability Lawyers Now

There are several ways to book your free consultation with our Long-Term Disability Lawyers:

  • Call us for free no matter where you are Nationwide at 1-844-4-DISABILITY.
  • You can send us a confidential email through our website – and we would be happy to explain your long-term disability rights and legal options to you, at no cost.
  • You can inquire through any form on our website and;
  • You can CHAT live 24/7 and your discussion will be provided to our intake person without delay and we will get right back to you.



start your case844-434-7224


FAQ about Brain Trauma and Long-Term Disability Claims

Can you qualify for disability benefits if you have suffered brain trauma?

In most cases, yes, so long as you satisfy the definition of total disability as it is set out in your long-term disability policy.

Can you get long-term disability benefits in Ontario if you have suffered brain trauma?

In most cases, you can qualify for long-term disability benefits if you suffer from brain trauma, so long-as you meet the definition of “total disability” within your disability insurance policy.

How hard is it to get disability benefits for brain trauma?

In Ontario, you can qualify for disability benefits if you are following a proper treatment plan and you satisfy the requirements of the definition of a “total disability” within the meaning of your disability insurance policy.

Does having a traumatic brain injury qualify me for long-term disability benefits?

If the symptoms of your brain trauma prevent you from engaging or completing the substantial duties of your employment and you meet the definition of “total disability” within your disability insurance policy, you can qualify.

Should I appeal a denied disability claim?

No, appealing to the same insurance company that denied your disability claim is a waste of your valuable time, you need benefits now. Contact one of our disability lawyers now.

Is talking to a disability lawyer for brain trauma free?

Yes, talking to a disability lawyer about your case should always be free. At our firm, we never charge anyone to talk to us about their case. We understand that another bill is the last thing you need while suffering and being cut-off disability.

Do I Have A Disability Case?


If you’ve been denied disability or your benefits have been terminated – fill in the form below.  We are more than happy to review your case and get right back to you.

    Disability Conditions
    We Can Help With

    From Breast Cancer to Bipolar Disorder  – we can help with ALL denied disability claims.

    view conditions

      “Matt Lalande halped get my long-term disability benefits back. It was a longer fight than expected, but he managed to help make things right again. Would recommend A+++++ Thank you Matt.”

      Patricia Williamson

      Long-Term Disability

      “Matt Lalande helped me attain my long-term disability benefits. The denial of benefits caused me substantial stress on top of my existing condition. Matt Lalande and his team were very understanding and explained the whole process clearly. They were confident that we would be successful. Dealing ...

      Cheryl Oddie

      Long-Term Disability

      My experience with Mr. Matt Lalande and his team was exceptional. Matt is a very impressive professional when involved in a long-term disability benefits denial. Matt and Heather responded to all my emails and phone calls in a prompt and efficient manner. Matt is a great and honest lawyer. I highly reco...

      Payne Momich

      Long-Term Disability

    view all testimonials

    Long-Term Disability


    view all case results