Maximizing Your Long Term Disability Claim: The Critical Role of an Attending Physicians Statement in Ontario

Maximizing Your Long Term Disability Claim

Navigating the complexities of Long Term Disability (LTD) claims in Ontario can be a daunting task for anyone facing health challenges that impede their ability to work.

A key component of a successful LTD claim is the Attending Physicians Statement (APS), a document that communicates the nature, extent, and prognosis of your condition from a medical professional’s perspective. This statement serves as the cornerstone of your claim, providing insurance companies with critical information to assess your eligibility for benefits.

The Attending Physicians Statement is more than just a formality; it is a detailed narrative that captures the nuances of your medical condition and its impact on your daily life and work capabilities. It is essential that this statement is comprehensive, accurately reflecting the severity of your condition and the limitations it imposes. Incomplete or vague statements can lead to misinterpretations of your medical situation, potentially undermining the strength of your claim.  Mistakes relating to dates, especially the onset of your disability can have serious consequences to your claim for benefits.

Should you encounter obstacles or denials in your LTD claim, it is crucial to seek expert legal advice. A specialized personal injury law firm, well-versed in the intricacies of Ontario’s disability laws, can provide the guidance and representation necessary to navigate these challenges. Auger Hollingsworth’s expertise can be instrumental in ensuring that your rights are protected and that you receive the support you deserve during this difficult time.

About the Author: Brenda Hollingsworth

Brenda Hollingsworth co-founded Ottawa’s Auger Hollingsworth in 2005 with her husband Richard Auger. Together, their mission was to create a personal injury law firm for Eastern Ontario that is unrivalled in the province for customer service and legal expertise. Brenda was named an Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 award recipient and took home the Women’s Business Network’s Businesswoman of the Year award in the Professional category. She was also recognized as one of Ottawa Life Magazine’s “Top 50 People in the Capital.” She is often quoted as an expert and has appeared in media outlets such as CTV, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Sun Media, CBC, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, CFRA and many legal publications.

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