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Migraines and Long-Term Disability Claims- Part 2

01/17/2018 09:07:51 AM

In a previous post, we looked at the symptoms and causes of different types of migraines and how migraines can impact a person’s ability to work.?A study conducted in Norway found that people treated for diabetes are at lower risk of expe ...

What Should I Expect At An Initial Consultation With A Lawyer?

01/02/2018 11:17:25 AM

When you are getting ready to meet with a lawyer about a disability claim, employment claim or personal injury claim, you may be wondering what to expect. Do you have to bring certain documents, remember certain dates and details?For any type ...

Migraines and Long-Term Disability Claims- Part 1

12/20/2017 11:00:41 AM

People make claims for long-term disability for various types of injuries or illnesses, physical andpsychological.This blog post will be the first in our new series about various health conditions and long-term disabilityclaims. This blog post ...

How Post-Partum Depression Is Diagnosed and What Is Paternal Post-Natal Depression?

12/01/2017 12:29:11 PM

Recently it was International Men’s Day, and many people used it as an opportunity to discuss men’s mental health and mental health awareness on social media. Mental health stigma, especially surrounding men’s mental health is a serious ...

What to Expect When You're Expecting Part 2– The Checklist

11/13/2017 09:36:28 AM

So much too do and so little time. Expecting parents are, in a very real sense “on the clock”, with so many concerns to address in a finite and quickly shrinking window of time. In hopes of easing some of the pressure, this article will ...

Breast Cancer and Long-Term Disability Claims

11/06/2017 14:46:59 PM

As many of you are aware, October was breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 Canadian women and the most recent statistics estimate that 26,300 women and 230 men in Canada will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in 2017 and ...

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (to Take a Leave of Absence from Work) Part 1 – Job Protected Unpaid Time off Work

10/19/2017 09:11:33 AM

Planning for the arrival of a baby can be overwhelming. From shopping for the perfect stroller and crib, to stockpiling diapers, wipes and onesies, there is a lot to think about as the big day approaches. In this article and the articles that ...

Long-Term Disability Series Part 3 – How Does a Recurrent Disability Work?

10/13/2017 21:39:20 PM

There are many provisions and terms in insurance policies that can be difficult to understandand cause confusion.This is part 3 of our blog series that will take a closer look at certain terms/phrases used in long-term disability (LTD) claims. ...

Long-Term Disability Series Part 3 – How Does a Recurrent Disability Provision Work?

10/13/2017 21:39:20 PM

There are many provisions and terms in insurance policies that can be difficult to understandand cause confusion.This is part 3 of our blog series that will take a closer look at certain terms/phrases used in long-term disability (LTD) claims. ...

Long-Term Disability Series Part 2 – What is an Offset?

09/28/2017 08:27:42 AM

There are many provisions and terms in insurance policies that can be difficult to understand and cause confusion. This is part 2 of our blog series that will take a closer look at certain terms/phrases used in long-term disability (LTD) claims. ...

Long-Term Disability Series Part 1 – Gradual Return To Work Plans & Rehabilitation Provisions

09/07/2017 13:22:52 PM

?There are many terms and provisions used in insurance policies that sound confusing and difficult to interpret. When you are on claim (receiving benefits) and receive letters from your insurer, you may see various terms used that you haven’t ...

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

08/15/2017 09:43:47 AM

When people apply for short-term or long-term disability benefits, it can be as a result of a physical or psychological injury or illness. Many people are unable to continue working as a result of psychological illness such as depression or ...

Why You Should Practice Motorcycle Safety - Part 2

07/25/2017 16:07:59 PM

In our previous blog post, we discussed the importance of practicing motorcycle safety, particularly in the wake of fatal accidents that have occurred in Toronto/the GTA.This blog post will look at some recent developments in technology aimed ...

Why You Should Practice Motorcycle Safety

07/12/2017 14:10:03 PM

A recent article from 680 news shared Toronto Police Service’s message about their concern for motorcycle riders’ safety. So far, there have been 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents involving motorcyclists and Toronto police want drivers of ...

Happy 150th Birthday Canada – Long Weekend Safety Tips Part 2

06/29/2017 09:44:25 AM

In the first part of our long weekend safety tips blog series, we discussed safety tips for motorists, cyclists and water users. This blog will look at two major health concerns for summer.Heat Warnings:As we transition into summer, we are bound ...

Happy 150th Birthday Canada – Long Weekend Safety Tips Part 1

06/27/2017 16:03:52 PM

This July 1st marks the 150th birthday of Canada. As with any long-weekend, it is important to practice extra care on the roads, at cottages, on waterways, with fireworks, while camping, or wherever you are celebrating the long weekend. This ...

Lyme Disease In The News

06/22/2017 12:21:51 PM

Summer is officially here, and health organizations are putting out warnings about Lyme disease. In recent years, Lyme disease has become more prevalent in southern Ontario, which is quite concerning.In previous blog posts, we have discussed ...

Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day

06/11/2017 20:47:17 PM

In May we had Mental Health Awareness Week in Canada and Mental Health Awareness Month in the US. But did you know that there is a day in June that has been proclaimed to be Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day?June 12-18 2017 is Canadian Men’s ...

5 Things You Should Know About Receiving a Denial Letter from Your Insurance Company

05/23/2017 15:16:01 PM

What do you do when you receive a denial letter from your disability insurer? It is stressful to receive this type of letter, telling you that your application for long-term disability benefits has been denied, or your benefits are going to ...

Postpartum Depression In the News – May 2017

05/11/2017 09:24:34 AM

Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week, and notably, May 3, 2017 was Maternal Mental Health Day, meant to bring awareness to conditions such as postpartum depression.What is postpartum depression? It is different than clinical depression ...

Mental Health Week 2017

04/24/2017 15:02:05 PM

Since 1951, the first week of May has been designated as “Mental Health Week” in Canada. Mental Health Week is an initiative put on by the Canadian Mental Health Association, whose motto is “Mental Health For All”. This year it takes ...

?Depression and World Health Day

04/07/2017 08:47:23 AM

World Health Day is an annual event, started by the World Health Organization (WHO) that takes place on April 7. This year, the focus is on depression and the slogan is “Depression: let’s talk” and the official hashtag being used on social ...

Medical Evidence and Long-Term Disability Claims for Psychological Illness

03/30/2017 10:37:02 AM

Long-term disability claims may come as a result of a person being unable to work due to physical injury or illness or psychological illness. Claims for psychological illnesses include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and ...

Long-Term Disability Claims and Depression: Depression In the News

03/22/2017 09:16:26 AM

There have been many interesting news articles about depression lately, with topics concerning different forms/options for treatment and scientific developments.A study from the World Health Organization confirms that depression is the leading ...

Daylight Saving Time & March Break Safety Tips

03/09/2017 09:32:58 AM

Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts on March 12, 2017, and it is known that there is a correlation between the beginning of DST and an increase in car accidents.This year, elementary school and high school students will enjoy their March Break ...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Long-Term Disability Claims - Part 1 

02/14/2017 08:46:35 AM

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) falls into the category of illnesses/conditions that are often described as “invisible illnesses” or “invisible disabilities” (think mental illnesses, fibromyalgia and chronic pain conditions).  ...

What do I need to know about slip & fall claims?

01/31/2017 17:07:34 PM

With the recent fluctuations in the weather we have been having, from long periods of rain, bouts of freezing rain, and snow, it is important to know what to do in the event of a slip and fall and how a personal injury lawyer can help you.In ...

Seasonal Affective Disorder in The News

01/16/2017 10:07:02 AM

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is said to peak in January. The third Monday in January has been dubbed, “Blue Monday”, the “most depressing day of the year”. The idea of a specific day being the most depressing day could belittle ...

10 Holiday Safety Tips

12/29/2016 13:50:56 PM

As 2016 comes to a close, we want to wish everyone a happy new year and remind everyone to be safe and exercise caution when commuting. We have been experiencing some interesting weather as of late, which has caused numerous car accidents and ...

?What are my responsibilities during a long-term disability claim?

12/15/2016 10:33:53 AM

When you are approved for long-term disability benefits, you may notice that the correspondence from your insurance company contains a section that discusses how you have responsibilities as an insured person in order for benefits to continue ...

3 Important Winter Safety Tips 

12/05/2016 11:26:04 AM

As the holiday season fast approaches, it’s a good time to take a moment to remember the importance of winter safety. Schools will be closed for winter break and it will be necessary to exercise extra caution around pedestrian walkways, r ...

How Long Can Long-Term Disability Benefits Last?

11/18/2016 09:37:41 AM

Long-term disability (LTD) benefits are a form of income replacement paid to you when you are unable to work due to injury or illness. The benefit pays you a percentage of your monthly income. Some employers offer LTD benefits as part of their ...

Depression in the news (Nov. 2016)

11/01/2016 13:43:37 PM

including daylight savings time, insomnia and more... With daylight savings time ending this Sunday, it is important to remember how this time change can affect people who experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or increase ...

6 Reasons Critical Illness Claims Are Denied and 5 Tips To Consider When Filing A Claim

10/12/2016 18:09:40 PM

This is the second part of our blog series about critical illness insurance.

7 Things To Know About Critical Illness Insurance:

09/26/2016 14:02:05 PM

This blog will be the first part of a series of blogs about critical illness insurance

Why should I hire a lawyer if my disability claim for an invisible illness was denied?

09/12/2016 11:33:12 AM

In our invisible illness series posts, we discussed some challenges people may face when applying for disability benefits and challenges they may face as a result of a denial of entitlement to benefits or a denial of ongoing benefits for reasons ...

10 Long Weekend Safety Tips

08/29/2016 10:25:11 AM

As the summer comes to a close and you make plans for Labour Day Weekend, it’s important to remember the importance of safe driving, walking and cycling. Safe commuting is of course important all year round, but even more so during the summer ...

Invisible Illnesses and Disability Claims Part 3 – Psychological Claims

08/11/2016 10:36:42 AM

This is the final installment of a 3 part series of posts about invisible illnesses.

Invisible Illnesses and Disability Claims Part 2 – Chronic Pain Claims

07/30/2016 13:46:59 PM

In our previous post we discussed the importance of self-care when it comes to disability claims.

Invisible Illnesses and Disability Claims Part 1 – The Importance Self-Care

07/17/2016 10:56:07 AM

Our next series of blog posts will take a closer look at “invisible illnesses”. Some of our recent posts looked at Lyme disease and traumatic brain injuries. In future posts, we will discuss mental illness and chronic pain disorders such ...

Lyme Disease and Long Term Disability Claims: What You Need to Know – Part 2

07/04/2016 14:23:55 PM

In our previous blog post, we discussed what Lyme disease is and what the symptoms of Lyme disease are.This post will look at other commonly asked questions about Lyme disease.Where Are Ticks Found?The risk of Lyme disease starts when the weather ...

Lyme Disease and Long Term Disability Claims- What You Need to Know – Part 1 

06/29/2016 12:01:08 PM

There has been an increase in the number of cases of Lyme disease in southern Ontario over the past few years.​Lyme disease is not easily diagnosed. It can take months before a proper diagnosis is received because the symptoms of Lyme disease ...

Why Is Brain Injury Awareness Month Important - Part 2

06/16/2016 10:51:53 AM

In our previous blog post we discussed Brain Injury Awareness Month.We know that stories about concussions and brain injuries are in the news quite often.In April, it was revealed that 40% of former NFL players had in fact sustained brain injuries ...

Why Is Brain Injury Awareness Month Important – Part 1

06/14/2016 13:20:13 PM

​The month of June is National Brain Injury Awareness Month across Canada and is an important opportunity to educate people about the devastating effects a brain injury can cause.​To learn more about the more common causes and symptoms ...

The Top 5 Changes to Your Car Insurance Policy You Need to Know About

05/31/2016 15:01:20 PM

Being involved in a car accident is complicated enough. As of June 1, 2016, there are significant changes that come into effect when it comes to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS), or what you may know as “accident benefits” ...

5 Important Motorcycle Safety Tips for Other Road Users

05/30/2016 11:21:43 AM

In our previous blog post, we discussed safety tips for motorcyclists. This post will discuss motorcycle safety tips* for other road users.

10 Important Motorcycle Safety Tips

05/25/2016 09:45:56 AM

​The first long-weekend of the spring/summer has just passed and motorcycle season is kicking into high gear. Motorcycle enthusiasts are embracing the sunny, bright, warm weather.This blog post will provide you with an overview of some im ...

Aaron Waxman and Associates is a Sponsor of The Unity Run

05/12/2016 13:53:20 PM

Aaron Waxman and Associates is a platinum sponsor of The Unity Run, which is an event that is dedicated to raising awareness of mental health, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide prevention and removing the associated stigmas for First ...

Commonly Used Terms in a Long-Term Disability Claim – Part 2

05/11/2016 09:31:15 AM

This is the second of two blogs posts that will explain some commonly used terms in long-term disability insurance policies and denial letters.

Commonly Used Terms in a Long-Term Disability Claim – Part 1

05/03/2016 16:19:24 PM

​This is the first of two blogs posts that will explain some commonly used terms. Many insurance policies are drafted with confusing and technical terms that insurance companies repeatedly use to deny and terminate claims. One of the many ...

Do You Know What To Do After a Slip & Fall?

04/08/2016 10:59:02 AM

It is may be Spring, but with the recent extreme cold temperatures and snow, it’s hard to tell exactly when to take your winter tires off, and when the weather will really represent the season. Let’s also not forget that “April show

Recognizing and supporting a global initiative, World Bipolar Day 2016

03/27/2016 16:51:16 PM

World Bipolar Day has become an annual, worldwide day to recognize the importance of fighting the stigma associated with bipolar disorder and to bring awareness to bipolar disorders. It is celebrated annually on March 30 as that was the birthday ...

Adjusting to time changes & Daylight Savings Time

03/15/2016 11:09:53 AM

We turned the clocks forward on March 13, 2016. Losing an hour of sleep can cause difficulties focusing, concentrating at work, affect driving and even cause health issues. New research says that that the loss of one hour of sleep can cause ...