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If you answered YES, then call us at 888-732-0470 for a free phone consultation or fill out the form on this page. We are a national disability claim law firm serving people in Hamilton and locations throughout Ontario. Our disability lawyers have helped hundreds of people win disability payments, even after a denial or unsuccessful appeal.

We know that getting the denial letter from the insurance company or Service Canada was one of the worst days of your life. How can the agent deny your claim, when you know for a fact you can't work? If you are like most people we speak with, going on sick leave was not easy decision. You struggled for months, if not years before going on leave. By the end you were at the point of having a total  mental breakdown. Going on disability benefits was the last thing you wanted to do at this point in your life. This is why the arbitrary denial of disability payments is so frustrating. 

We get it. You feel frustrated, angry, demeaned, and hopeless. Your emotions are running the full spectrum. Your worked hard on the application, you had your doctor's support, but the insurance agent still denied your claim. Now you are at a loss for what to do next. What medical information do they need? What do you need to say?

It is easy to doubt yourself and fall into despair, but now is the time to take action. You can turn things around, but you need to have a plan. Not just any plan. The Right Plan. Let us give you the plan for success. We have been there and done that many times.

Our disability appeal lawyers have helped hundreds of people successfully win disability payments or settlements from insurance companies and the CPP disability program.

We are a national disability appeal law firm with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Our founder David Brannen is a former occupational therapist turned disability lawyer, and author of the book A Beginner's Guide to Disability Insurance Claims in Canada. Our team has handled claims involving just about every type of medical condition or disability scenario.

Short- and Long-term Disability Insurance Appeals

If the insurance company has denied your short or long-term disability insurance appeal, it is important to understand your rights and obligations for going any further with your appeals. Depending on your employment situation, there are various obligations and deadlines that may apply to you. It is important that you take steps to secure your employment rights while appealing the denial of disability insurance benefits.

A disability lawyer can help you in the following ways:

  • show you how to enforce your employment rights so you don't lose your job or medical benefits while appealing the disability insurance denial
  • get your claim file from the insurance company and analyze it to identify the "real" reasons your claim was denied and what actions are needed to win the appeal
  • identify mistakes made by the insurance company
  • identify the best strategy and action plan for your situation
  • take over communications with the insurance company so you don't have to deal with them anymore
  • write to your doctor to obtain a medical report that addresses the key issues need to win your appeal
  • write an appeal letter that argues why your claim should be approved
  • file a lawsuit against the insurance company for wrongful denial of disability benefits, infliction of mental distress, and other financial losses

CPP Disability Appeals

If Service Canada has denied your application for CPP disability benefits, it is critical that you not miss the 90-day deadline to appeal. Your appeal strategy will be different depending on whether you are doing a Reconsideration Appeal (with Service Canada) or a appeal to the Social Security Tribunal. Appeals to the Social Security Tribunal must be done with extreme caution. It is critical that you consult a disability lawyer before moving ahead with your appeal with the Social Security Tribunal. There are strict deadlines for document submissions and waiting too long to consult a lawyer can make it impossible to maximize your chances for success.

A disability lawyer can help you in the following ways:

  • get a complete copy of your CPP disability claim file from Service Canada
  • identify the best strategy and action plan for your situation
  • identify the gaps in evidence that need to be filled
  • obtain medical records, reports and other documents needed to win your appeal
  • prepare a persuasive written arguments (appeal letters and briefs) for why your claim should be approved
  • prepare you to testify at the Social Security Tribunal Hearing
  • attend your Social Security Tribunal Hearing to present the evidence and make oral arguments
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No matter what type of disability appeal you are involved with, you can maximize your chances of success by following the right strategy and plan.

Follow these four steps to turn things around:

1. Call us toll free at 888-732-0470 or fill out the form on this page to request a free consultation with our disability appeal support team.

2. We will discuss your appeal options and answer your questions. 

3. We propose a plan for how to maximize your chances of winning your appeal in the fastest time possible.

4. You follow our plan to appeal your denial or hire us to do it for you (a no-win, no-fee basis).

Don't put this off any longer. Call us now at 888-732-0470 to schedule your free consultation with our disability appeal support team. Or fill out the form on this page to request a consultation.


After speaking with us, you will learn:

  • the steps you can take to maximize your chances of success with your appeal (so you can avoid mistakes and delays)
  • how to protect your employment rights (so you don't get fired while appealing the disability claim denial)
  • what is involved with hiring us or any other law firm or advocate
  • if it makes sense for you to hire a lawyer (you may not need a lawyer yet)


If your claim has already been denied, then your current plan isn't working. There is no reason to think if you keep doing what you are doing that you will win your appeal. Your success depends on you taking the RIGHT action and creating the RIGHT narrative. Whether you realized it or not, every day you are taking actions and creating a narrative about your situation...but are they the right actions and narrative?

There is no doubt that you and your doctors have good intentions, but your intentions don't matter. You will be judged on your actions. You could be digging a deeper hole. If you build the wrong narrative, then it may become impossible to win your case, even if you are honest and legitimately disabled.


Hiring a lawyer is not easy. It's an important decision that you need to make carefully. Unfortunately many people dealing with a disability denial will rush the decision to hire a lawyer. This is understandable. You are under financial pressure. You can't bear any more phone calls with the insurance representative. You just want someone to take this burden off of your shoulders. A good lawyer can help with all of these things, but you have to make sure you choose a lawyer who is the right fit for you.

We have written a guide about how to hire a lawyer for a disability appeal. It includes and easy to follow 7 step process, which is the same process that many lawyers use when they have to hire a lawyer. We recommend you read this guide before you make a final decision on hiring a lawyer for a disability appeal.

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