Author: Van Dyke Law

We’ve been talking about personal injury law myths and misconceptions over the last few weeks, and today’s topic is a big one. People are often hesitant to contact a lawyer because they think it will cost too much. Is that true? Fact: most personal injury lawyers, Van Dyke Law included, operate on a contingency fee […]

Over the last few weeks we’ve been talking about the common reasons that applications for LTD benefits are denied or cut off.  If this has happened to you, you likely feel frustrated, exhausted and scared about the future. You’re not alone. Like CPP Disability, a huge number of applications for LTD are rejected, but that […]

Earlier in this series we talked about how missed deadlines, excluded conditions, insufficient medical evidence and not meeting the definition of “total disability” can result in a denied LTD claim. Today, we’re sharing two more common reasons that insurers reject LTD applications. Surveillance Insurance companies will go to great lengths to verify that you are […]

Today we’re continuing our series on common reasons for LTD insurance denials (see our previous post for more reasons). Lack of medical evidence The medical evidence you provide in your application has to accomplish two things: support the existence and severity of your impairments, AND explain how those impairments prevent your ability to work If […]

In our last post, we went over the basics of LTD insurance: what it is, how long it lasts, and what you can do if your application is denied or your benefits have run out. With today’s post, we’re kicking off a series on some of the most common reasons that insurance companies deny or […]

Insurance is supposed to be there when you need it, but dealing with LTD claims can be extremely frustrating and confusing. In today’s post we’ll go over some of the basics. What is Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance? LTD is a type of private insurance that replaces part of your regular income when you are unable […]

In our last post, we gave a basic overview of the CPP Disability benefit, which is a critical financial support for people living with severe illness or disability. But what should you do if your application is denied? In this post, we’ll go over what happens when you want to appeal a CPP Disability denial. […]

Today we’re sharing a primer on CPP disability benefits: what are they, who’s eligible, how much you could receive, how to apply and what happens if your application is rejected. What are CPP disability benefits? The CPP disability benefit is a monthly payment for people under 65 who are prevented from working because of a […]

After a recent spate of wildlife collisions on Ontario’s roads, it’s a good time to review some strategies to avoid hitting deer and other wildlife while behind the wheel. Deer collisions happen year-round, but according to the Canada Safety Council, they “peak in October and November, which is the mating season and the time for […]

Throughout COVID-19, people have become increasingly aware of the heroes in our midst: front-line healthcare workers, grocery store clerks, truck drivers and other essential workers we take for granted in our everyday lives. Nurses and other healthcare staff have been in the spotlight as they bravely enter hospitals and care homes every day to care […]