Lalande Disability Lawyers are one of Ontario’s top disability law firms who are based in Hamilton, and serve individuals in Ontario and nationwide. Our disability law firm offers free consultations to all individuals denied or cut-off their long-term short or long-term disability benefits. We know you might not know The consultation meeting is a chance for you to learn your legal options.
During your free consultation, we will discuss your disability and illness or injuries which prevent you from working, as well as your work history. We will talk about your life history, medical history, mental health history and as well as any adverse traumatic events in your life. As disability lawyers, we believe that traumatic events in an individual’s history can have long-lasting effects on mental health that persist as they age. The lingering impact of trauma can lead to chronic mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, or substance abuse disorders. As a person ages, the coping mechanisms they may have developed earlier in life can become less effective or be complicated by the natural cognitive and emotional changes associated with aging.
Furthermore, the onset of age-related health problems or life changes like becoming empty-nesters can re-trigger past trauma or exacerbate existing mental health conditions. This complex interplay between past trauma and aging may result in a higher vulnerability to mental health challenges, difficulty in maintaining relationships, a diminished quality of life, or even a decreased ability to take care of oneself, reinforcing the need for appropriate support and treatment tailored to an individual’s unique history and present circumstances.
In terms of documentations – it is important to be prepared for the consultation. Bring any relevant documents with you, including any and all correspondence you might have had with your disability adjuster – including your benefits termination or denial letter.
During the consultation, you should also ask our disability lawyer questions. It’s your chance to find out about everything you should know – such as our experience with disability cases, our success rate, and our fees.
Remember, the initial consultation with our long-term disability lawyers is free, so we encourage people to take advantage of the opportunity to get the answers to all of your questions. If you decide to hire the lawyer, be sure to read and understand the fee agreement before signing it.
Our Disability Lawyers are based in Hamilton – so if you reside in the Southern Ontario region, you are of course more than welcome to visit our offices or in the alternative, set up a Zoom consultation. If you live outside of Southern Ontario we are happy to have a zoom consultation with you. Currently, our disability lawyers serve over half our clients remotely.
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There are several ways to book your free consultation with our Long-Term Disability Lawyers:
A free consultation with our Disability Lawyers is an initial meeting with us that typically lasts for 30 minutes to an hour. It’s an opportunity for potential clients to discuss their legal issue with us, understand their rights and options, and get a sense of how our lawyer may approach your case—all without any cost.
Our disability lawyers recommend that you gather relevant documents, such as their any correspondence with your disability insurer, disability benefits termination letter and prepare a list of questions or concerns you may have about their legal situation.
Absolutely. Information shared during a free consultations with our disability lawyers is typically confidential and protected under lawyer-client privilege – even if your do not hire our disability lawyers afterward.
After the consultation,you can decide whether to hire our long-term disability law firm. If you choose to proceed, we will discuss legal fees, you sign a retainer agreement, and we will begin working on the best legal strategy to fit your case.
No, there is no obligation to hire our disability law firm after your free consultation. It’s a no-pressure opportunity to understand your legal situation better and decide on the next steps.
Our law firm offers free consultations so that we can help potential disability clients feel comfortable and informed before making a decision to hire. It aligns with our commitment to transparency, accessibility, and building trust with our clients.