We are a national law firm focused exclusively on disability claims. Our Ottawa disability lawyers help you win benefits for short-term disability, long-term disability, CPP disability, workers’ compensation, disability tax credit, and employment claims.
The Ottawa Office
150 Isabella St. Suite 209, Ottawa, ON K1S 1V7 (343) 308-0556
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Did your disability claim get denied? Do you need to appeal but are not sure where to start? Are you looking for a firm that only gets paid if they win? If you answered YES, then call us at 343-308-0556 for a free disability case evaluation.
We believe no Canadian should be denied disability benefits because of legal technicalities. We have made it our mission to empower you through education, advocacy and legal services.
While it is hard to come to terms with being unable to work, we know the worst part is dealing with others who question your work ethic and motives. We help vindicate you using our signature process, The Story Alignment Method™. This process focuses on winning your claim by aligning your story with the expectations and beliefs of the claim decision-makers. Others will come to appreciate that stopping work and going on sick leave was the last thing you wanted.
Finally, we use a client-centred approach to focus on the speed of results. We have never had a client tell us to take our time with their disability claim. We know every day puts you further in the hole. This is why we focus on early intervention and helping you win at the application and internal appeal stages. Lawsuits should be your last resort.
We focus exclusively on disability claims. Click on the links below to learn more about how our Ottawa disability lawyers can help you:
- Long-term Disability
- Short-term Disability
- CPP Disability
- Workers Compensation
- Disability Tax Credit
Our lawyers have helped people win long-term disability benefits for a wide variety of medical conditions. Some of which include:
- Back Problems & Conditions
- Bipolar Mood Disorder
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Chronic Pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Crohn’s Disease
- Heart Disease
- Headache and Migraine
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Knee Disorders
- Long COVID
- Lyme Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neck and Cervical Disorders
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Sleep Disorders
- Vestibular Disorders
- Visual Disorders
Our Ottawa Disability Lawyers
What our Clients Have to Say
“I was hesitant about using a lawyer online, however I am very glad I did. This team is knowledgeable, patience in explaining everything, willing to help in any way possible and they responded quickly to emails, phone calls etc . Not only do they seem to have a lot of experience with disability claims but they are also experienced and good at working with people whose abilities are compromised. They have some great advice, tools and tips to help you understand, manage and track all the information involved. They really care and truly want to help. They made the entire process easier and way less stressful!”
Ren PGoogle Review
“They really helped me through all the questions I had and they have amazing resources to send you. Plus, they have a wonderful staff and an online workshop every week where you can ask questions.”
Andrea OosterloGoogle Review
“David Brannen and his staff are excellent, knowledgeable, conscientious, helpful, honest and kind to deal with. They answered all my questions honestly and promptly. Hiring a lawyer on-line may seem daunting, but no fear in hiring them. They won my case for CPP disability after my own two rejections, which I am truly grateful for. Top-notch firm and individuals. Thank-you so much!”
Lois BowlerGoogle Review
Call our disability claim support team at 343-308-0556 for a free case evaluation, or fill out this form to get started. Our disability case evaluation will answer most of your questions and will show you how we will move forward with your claim. Our support team are nice people and don’t pressure you to hire us.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
How much do lawyers charge for a disability claim?
The amount a lawyer will change depends on a number of factors. The two biggest factors are the scope of work you need to be done and whether the lawyer is taking on a financial risk. So, if you just need some legal advice, lawyers will generally offer free consultations or charge a fixed fee for a one-time consultation. However, if you need a lawyer to represent you in a claim, the fee will either be charged by the hour or by a contingency fee (no-win, no fee). See our article on how much disability lawyers cost in Canada.
When should I hire a lawyer for a disability claim?
The best time to hire a lawyer is when you cannot get your claim approved on your own. The biggest value of a good disability lawyer is they can get your claim approved when you otherwise could not do so. So, when you should hire a lawyer will depend on your situation and your capabilities. In complicated cases, it makes sense to have a lawyer help with your application. However, in most situations, you can complete the application and hire a lawyer to help with appeals or lawsuits. We take an education-first approach, so please reach out to us for guides, articles or books that can help you better manage your own claim.
Is it better to apply for disability with a lawyer?
Yes. I am confident that having a lawyer help with your application will increase your chances of early approval. Many applications are denied because they are missing key information or not presented in the best way. For example, we use The Story Alignment Method ™ to present your case. The earlier you can apply this approach to your case, the better. With that being said, many people choose to complete the initial application on their own. You can get approved without a lawyer.
What qualifies a person for disability benefits?
Each disability benefits program has its own criteria to qualify for benefits. However, these programs all share the basic idea that you must have a medical condition that causes you to experience physical or mental limitations in your ability to work or do activities of daily living.
What does a disability lawyer do?
Disability lawyers do the things necessary to win your claim for disability benefits. This includes taking over communications with your insurance company or benefits provider. Lawyers will focus on identifying the weaknesses of your claim. Or the red flags from the perspective of the decision-maker. The lawyer will then gather information and present your case in a way to minimize any weaknesses or red flags. Lawyers will prepare all written submissions, write to your doctors for reports or files, and represent you in legal proceedings, hearings and trials.
What are the problems with hiring a disability lawyer?
In our experience, the biggest problems with hiring a disability lawyer are: 1) Hiring a lawyer when it isn’t necessary, 2) Realizing the lawyer is a bad fit after you hire them, or 3) Getting overcharged by the lawyer. We help you avoid these problems by educating you about the disability claim process. During your free case evaluation, we give you our honest opinion on whether it makes sense for you to get a lawyer. We help you avoid buyer’s remorse with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. We take away your fears of being overcharged with our Fair Fee Guarantee.
Who is the best disability lawyer in Ottawa?
There is no consensus “best disability lawyer.” In fact, the rules of professional conduct prohibit lawyers from calling themselves “the best.” Some lawyers have tried to get around this with “lawyer awards.” These awards are a roundabout way to imply someone is “the best.” Some lawyer awards are legitimate, but many are dubious at best. In some cases, no more than a paid endorsement. The organizations that regulate lawyers have cracked down on dubious lawyer awards because they are misleading to the public. Take any so-called “lawyer award” with a grain of salt.
Why Resolute Legal Disability Lawyers?
We focus exclusively on disability claims and believe in putting you first. This starts with our education-first philosophy. We think the more you know, the better decisions you will make. This is why we give away all of our information in our books, videos and articles. We don’t hold anything back.
Our 100% Satisfaction & Fair Fee Guarantee takes away any financial risks or fears you have of making a bad hiring decision or about being overcharged at the end. We believe in helping you early on, so you can avoid delays in getting payments started. We never pressure you to take a lump-sum settlement when a claim approval would be better for you.
If you you aren’t quite ready to speak with us now, we recommend you download our 7-Step Guide to Hiring a Disability Lawyer. Fill out the form below.