My disability insurer is now saying I don’t qualify for benefits and my employer says it currently has no vacant positions that fit my medical restrictions. What do I do?
If you’ve gone on a medical leave from work and you’ve run out of EI sick benefits and/or short-term disability benefits you should apply for long-term disability benefits if you have them (often through work). Ask your employer or insurer for the forms. If you’re denied, you should get advice right away from a lawyer that specializes in employment law or disability law. If you’re facing a situation as a worker like this – where you’re having trouble returning to work and denied long-term benefits – we can help you sue the disability insurer, if necessary, and help you figure out if there’s a better option, which might involve pushing for modified work with your employer. You should get legal advice before making any decisions; the strategy may well hinge on the medical evidence.
Feel free to call me if you have questions or want to book a quick consultation in relation to this issue or any other employment issue.