Where there's blame there's a claim as they say


#1

Lawsuit simplified:
Plaintiff Name, Blame, Claim
Defendant: Deny, Delay, Defend

If you retain a lawyer and file a claim then the Insurer will chose to surrender and pay, to settle or to litigate.

You should seriously consult a lawyer if it has been more than two months to get a response on your claim.
If you are getting the run around or are not being treated fairly with respect to rehab or vocational.
You have a feeling that your claim is about to be terminated. You are requested to go to an IME or other testing just prior to your change of definition.

It is often easier to get the claim back on track before your claim is terminated. Once you are cut off it is often a longer road ahead of you to get the benefits reinstated.

Insurance companies are professional litigators and their legal costs are a corporate tax deduction.


#2

Off topic on disability-but this is my favorite self represented claimant that appeared in Manitoba Court of Appeal.
As is evident from the foregoing excerpt from the transcript, the judge would not permit the appellant to speak to the issue of judicial bias. The appellant was agitated. The judge was, no doubt, frustrated. This exchange culminated in the appellant choosing to disrupt the proceedings by commencing to disrobe. The appellant described her actions to the judge as “a form of non-violent protest” which would continue until the judge would hear her motion for judicial bias.

Case here: https://www.canlii.org/en/mb/mbca/doc/2006/2006mbca44/2006mbca44.html?searchUrlHash=AAAAAQAHZGlzcm9iZQAAAAAB&resultIndex=1

As good as the truck driver who sent graphic pictures of his hemorrhoids via multiple faxes to workers comp.

She won her appeal and the truck driver proved his claim! Outside of the box thinking

:slight_smile:


#3

I once had a client partially disrobe in a hearing (much to my dismay), and we did win the case. Still would not recommend this strategy :joy:


David Brannen

Disability Lawyer with Resolute Legal

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